THE FAIRY TALE RENAISSANCE
The FAIRY TALE RENAISSANCE is an initiative aimed at positively challenging the notion that fairy tales are something to be abandoned in the nursery. These gutsy and spirited yarns, unbound by time and distance, are stuffed full of magic, mischief and abominable behaviour and manifest in countless versions and variants as they raise crucial questions about our relationship to ourselves, the natural world and the unexplainable.
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BABA YAGA - THE ULTIMATE FAIRY TALE WITCH
Baba Yaga is a supernatural being of Slavic folklore. A hinderer and a helper. On a good day she might befriend you. On a bad day she'll eat you!
TUESDAY 16th February 8pm - 9pm ONLINE STORYTELLING & TALK £4
Based on the classic version by Russian folklorist Alexander Afanasyev, Chris Brooks tells the story of Vasilisa the Fair and her encounter with Bab Yaga. Afanasyev's tale is a story of triumph over adversity in which fears are faced and despite great dangers, great wrongs are ultimately righted.
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON - THE FAIRY TALE OUTSIDER
Tuesday 16th March 2021 TALK @ TORQUAY MUSEUM
DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE ONLINE. BOOKING DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON.
Part of Chris Brooks' series of talks on the evolution of folklore and fairy tales, this talk focusses on Hans Christian Anderson, author of such tales as The Snow Queen, The Tinder Box and The Emperor's New Clothes.
Anderson was not just a recorder of fairy tales but added and immersed his own original tales into the heart of the genre. But what made this storytelling genius and awkward outsider tick and how do so many of his stories, including The Ugly Duckling and The Steadfast Tin Soldier, mirror Anderson's own uncomfortable life.