SOME of the country’s finest young storytellers will be in Marsden today to help brighten up winter’s dark nights and dreary days.
The Young Storytellers will be at Marsden Parochial Hall tonight at 7.30pm aiming to warm hearts with tales to celebrate the first green shoots of spring.
Their visit is part of a month-long storytelling trip organised by Kirklees Libraries and Information Service to mark National Storytelling Week.
Tonight’s opening event is followed by A Yorkshire Mixture of Tales and Tunes offered by storytellers Noel Watkins and Ruthie Boycott Garnett, otherwise known as Two Heads are better than One.
The two up-and-coming storytellers will be in Almondbury on Monday to perform a mix of Yorkshire music, song and storytelling at the village library. They take the same show to Mirfield Library on Wednesday February 9.
Here’s your chance to find out, among other things, what dauntless Mary wasn’t afraid of, who was the death of Robin Hood and why the coats of arms of both Halifax and Bradford contain the head of a monk and a boar respectively.
Stories will be accompanied by Ruthie’s ever-growing collection of weird and wonderful instruments – including the hurdy gurdy and bowed psaltry.
Tickets for both events areŠ £4/£3 concessions/£2 child (11 and over only).
They are available by telephone from Marsden Information Point on 01484 222592 or from the individual venues – Almondbury Library, Stocks Walk, Almondbury, tel 01484 223183, email email@example.com;
Mirfield Library, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, tel 01924 326470, email firstname.lastname@example.org
AŠYorkshire MixtureŠruns until Saturday February 26.