STORYTELLING evening on Saturday 25 June 2011

Another evening of storytelling was arranged by Lisa and Julie-Ann of Ashwellthorpe, who are “Heads and Tails”, at The White Horse public house with two new tellers of the long-tales and a return visit from one of the March entertainers. The audience was limited to slightly lower numbers this time so it was still cosy, but not uncomfortable and firstly enjoyed the tales from Ireland of old recounted by Jim Kavanagh. Some of these tall stories were as long and shaggy as an Irish Wolfhound but whether or not we all believed them didn’t matter – they were all funny/sad/meaningful.

After a break, Billy Baxter told some East Anglian yarns from the annals of time, mostly in his very own Fenland Norfolk accent – we could have heard more from him but time went by so quickly. At the very end of the evening, there was a surprise re-appearance by Dave Tonge another local storyteller, known as the Norwich Yarnsmith, who had entertained so well back in March. He didn’t disappoint with his short tales of wisdom or foolishness. A very enjoyable evening.                                       Jennifer Robbie

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