URSULA HOLDEN GILL
"The Bard's Bridge"
FRIDAY 29 August 2014
"Ursula Holden-Gill is an award winning actress but now she has walked into the limelight as a highly gifted storyteller. As well as being an insightful comedienne & a very impertinent musician she has that rare gift of authenticity in her humour. Ursula has her own cheeky way of recounting tales of the strange"
(Society for Storytelling).
Voted Best Newcomer at 2012 British Awards for Storytelling Excellence.
The Bard’s Bridge – Arising from a set she performed to family audiences at the 2013 Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival,The Bard’s Bridge is Ursula’s first attempt at presenting a self - penned fairy tale. Traditionally inspired, the piece challenges listeners to consider their relationship with archetype, loss, desire, transformation and sense of place and in this way promises something for everyone; pathos, intrigue, folk and original song, music, and as ever, some Lancashire clog.
“Very dynamic and fun, theatrical yet natural, at the same time daft as a brush yet poignant – light flowing on water, ever changing, sparkling”. (Cape Clear Storytelling Festival Directors 2013)
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.
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how to find us
The Shaggy Dog Storytellers provide storytellers for any performance or workshop.
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