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Storytelling Festival 2018

Storytelling Festival 5th - 8th July 2018 


An exciting event for all ages with some of the country's best storytellers and performers.

To celebrate the Abbey’s Millennium, the Education Department will be hosting the second ever Buckfast Abbey Storytelling Festival. It will be a 4-day festival from the 5th-8th July 2018.The 5th and 6th will be School Days when we will be welcoming around 700 children a day from schools across Devon to take part in workshops with our extremely talented storytellers and performers. The 7th and 8th will be Family Days with activities going on across the site and sessions with storytellers and performers all throughout the day. Sunday the 8th will feature a full length play “The First King of England…in a Dress!” from theatre company Snail Tales about King Cnut (who founded Buckfast Abbey) and will also have specialised relaxed sessions with the storytellers, ideal for those with special needs.

On Saturday the 7th we will also be running “Telling Tales: Learn to be a Storyteller”, a course run by Elizabeth Baker of Tillytoo Tales. Build confidence and learn practical skills in the art of creating and telling stories.

Click Here to Book Telling Tales

EXCITING NEWS:
Because the Storytelling Festival is part of Buckfast Abbey’s Millennium celebrations it has been decided that it will be a FREE event for everyone as a gift from the Abbey!This means that there will be no charge for the 1400 children that are coming on the School Days - Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July. And no charge for those coming on the Family Days - Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th. Admission to the theatre performance about King Cnut 'The First King of England . . .in a dress" is also free.

There will be lots to see and do so you may wish to plan your day in advance, please register your interest below and we will send you a FREE programme with all the events and information you will need for the day.

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