WHAT'S ON in JULY

Fred Versonnen

FRED VERSONNEN
"Stories of my Grandfather"
FRIDAY 21 JULY 2017
£7 admission

Fred is a storyteller from Flanders in Belgium who loves stories to listen to and to tell.  At present he is teaching in a Circus School and a highschool for teachers trainers. For several years he was a clinic clown for children's hospitals.  Besides performing on stage Fred has a lively and colourful background as a street performer entertaining audiences as a jester, stilt walker, fire crasher, clown, juggler, and storyteller.

He performed several times at Alden Beisen the famous international storytelling festival in Belgium. But the last three years Fred was also active in the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden, Denmark and he even did a few stories (rather to his own surprise) in Derry in 2013.

Since 2013 Fred is also organising international storytelling evenings with Fonkelvogel.

A powerful and thoughtful storyteller, he has a special preference for the popular stories of his grandfathers, dark and jolly medieval histories, and understandably stories that evoke the atmosphere of fairs and carry the essence of an old time circus.

STORYTELLING

The hunger for narrative is a basic human instinct. Stories help us make sense of the world and give structure and order to our everyday lives.  They tell us what is important, what is not and give us a way to connect people's individual experiences to those of others. They help us identify with universal truths. Stories are a way we put a human face on the world, which is something we have always needed and valued. Some of our most profound decisions are made emotionally, not rationally. Stories tap into emotions better than anything else.

If you want to know more, come and listen to the Shaggy Dog Storytellers presenting
TALES from the WHARF.
On the last Friday of every month, except December.

FIND US

THE STUBBING WHARF

HEBDEN BRIDGE

THIS JULY ONLY - STORY NIGHT IS THE 3rd FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

THE 21st JULY

 

 

 

 


"Tell me a fact and I'll learn. Tell me a truth and I'll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever."

 

The Shaggy Dog Storytellers provide storytellers for any performance or workshop.

Contact Richard at postmaster@shaggydogstorytellers.com