Telling Stories

29 Jul

storytelling July 2016

Husb and I are just back from storytelling night at Tapestri, a regular event with a different mix of performers each month. It’s in a old courtroom that’s been renovated and used now for art and culture, although they’ve kept the raised boxes for the judge and defendant and there are some very comfortable jurors chairs too. There are always lots of interesting faces to draw and these elder women were sitting, rapt, in front of a vast modern stained glass window. I usually have my sketchbook on me so I had a quick scribble while I listened to West Wales teller, Nick Brunger and his riveting Gothic tales.

 

I have been travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams, hunting the wild megalith, accompanied by my portable drawing board, portfolio of Fabriano paper and a bag full of assorted artist’s materials.  Dewi is researching his latest book on Neolithic monuments and Melvyn is making a documentary film of our literary and artistic adventures.

If you want to know more about my solo show in The Worker’s Gallery in the Rhondda Valley in September, please click here.

And if you want to see some of my other artwork, please click on the image below.

Quoit

 

2 Responses to “Telling Stories”

  1. Leonie Andrews July 31, 2016 at 01:01 #

    Wow that sounds like a fun event. I have seen several docos on middle eastern countries and China where there are public story tellers, I am always wishing I could understand what was happening as the audiences were clearly relishing the stories.

    • Rosie Scribblah July 31, 2016 at 06:34 #

      It’s good fun, but not very well attended unfortunately. It doesn’t seem to be catching on much outside schools

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