STORIES are what connect us all to our past and to our present and future.

Hear storyteller Christine McMahon’s Stories From The Tree of Life at Mirfield Library on September 18 and be beguiled.

Christine is a vibrant storyteller with a growing international reputation.

She maintains that storytelling is the thread that has linked all her work in the last 15 years in drama, psychology, dramatherapy and now, in the Youth Justice System.

Her ready wit and love of traditional folk tales have combined with her background in drama and psychology to create wonderful worlds of stories.

She is not only a performer, telling stories and tales, but she has a talent too for improvisational storymaking where she guides audiences, encouraging them to have the confidence to create stories from their own imaginations.

Christine is a member of Shaggy Dog Storytelling Club which is recognised as one of the most successful and long-running storytelling clubs in England.

It is based at Hebden Bridge and promotes story-telling throughout the region and beyond.

Born to a Lancashire father and a Yorkshire mother, Christine has lived her life on both sides of the crags, "where the rocks of Lancashire and Yorkshire frown in close but harmless proximity."

At the hour-long event at Mirfield which is called On Tenterhooks, Christine will be joined by fiddler Paul Roberts who will be playing traditional Northern tunes.

The fun begins at 7pm on September 18 and tickets are £4 (£3 concessions) from Mirfield Library and the price includes a glass of wine or a soft drink.

Children aged 12 and over are welcome. Telephone 01924 326470 for more details or email