Our Earth Stories project has been weaving its way through the lives of the Totnes Community and welcoming the stories of cat, mud, rat, flood, chicken, sea, stars, seal, hedgerow, mountain and fox carried within each of us... together we are forming a beautiful story web that is enlivening and nourishing all those it touches.
As well as continuing to collect your stories from the postbox in the library and via email, there have been workshops run by storyteller Elly Crichton-Stewart in local primary schools, and an Earth Stories performance by Tarte Noire Women's Playback Theatre Company. This was a magical evening, where people had the opportunity to share their stories and witness them being played back by actors. Everybody was buzzing about the performance and there was a sense that we could have gone on all night ... there were so many stories bursting to be told!
"I was blown away..." (audience member, Tarte Noire playback theatre performance)
So please come and join us for this joyful culmination of our Earth Stories Project, rounding up our events recounting how we live our humanity in relationship to nature. An Evening Celebration of the Earth Stories project (7 - 9pm, St John's Church) featuring:
Global Harmony (mixed a cappella World Music Choir)
Caspar Walsh (Words from the Earth)
Ian Hague of Bowden Singers
Roselle Angwyn (Fire in the Head)
Viva Women's Choir
Please join us to celebrate this fantastic project.
Finally, we will have an Exhibition of Earth Stories and artwork available to walk through at the TTT Tea Party on Saturday the 22nd April at the Mansion House in Totnes from 11am - 2pm.
And don't forget you can still send your stories or post them at the library!