International storytellers will be heading to Leeds this month, bringing the ancient artform of storytelling to modern audiences.
Storytelling is one of today’s key buzzwords and stories are literally all around us. George Monbiot said, “those who tell the stories run the world”, but in a world where real life is stranger than fiction and is driven by soundbites and ‘fake news’, what is real storytelling all about and who tells the best stories? Adverse Camber productions and Carriageworks Theatre have joined forces to help answer these questions and introduce audiences in Leeds to the world of live storytelling for adults.
People can enjoy true stories from the front line, a unique take on Beezlebub, tales from Syria and Ireland, epic Persian adventures, flavours from the Punjab with a Hip-Hop twist, and a city centre story walk.
There will also be a storytelling workshop for beginners, plus a lively conversation to kick start the weekend, discussing how telling stories is increasingly relevant and necessary in today’s fast-paced world.
The Storytelling Takeover is an integral part of Leeds Lit Fest, which takes place from Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th March. The festival is a citywide celebration of words and thought, and the vibrant literature scene that exists in Leeds today.
When: 8th – 10th March 2019
Where: Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD
£: Tickets cost from £10