Epic storytelling to bring the Bay ALIVE!

Fri, 2018-08-24 15:23
Made by the Moon and Bracken & Bones, Performance Storytelling by Emily Hennessy

This Autumn, you are invited to explore the legends and myths of Morecambe Bay's mystical and intriguing ancient landscape.

Join Emily Hennessey, one of the UK’s finest contemporary performance storytellers, as she leads a series of intrepid explorers on a hunt to find the stories that have been scattered like treasures across the landscapes of Birkrigg Common and Arnside Knott.

Through a process of research Emily has created a series of stories inspired by the Bay’s natural and cultural heritage - creating tales that bring families closer to their local history through adventurous walks in the landscape.

Morecambe Bay's unending horizons, rich mosaic of habitats, precious nature and ancient heritage have inspired this exciting storytelling, part of a series of significant new artworks to be placed around the Bay as part of Morecambe Bay Partnership's Headlands to Headspace programme.

Stories bring to life the high brown fritillary, ask ‘Where do shrimps go in winter?’, tell of ancient ghosts and shadowy figures and weave tales of Thor, Freya and Loki brought by the settlers who travelled by boat from the Nordic lands. 

Also in Autumn 2018 illustrator and contemporary artist, Nina Blychart Wisnia will capture Emily Hennessey’s stories for Morecambe Bay in a series of specially commissioned postcards and a publication of Made by the Moon - the epic story of Morecambe Bay.


The Story of the Fairy Steps, Arnside Knott

“Brimstone, Orange Tip, Ringlet, High Brown Fritillary’ Arnside Knott

The storytelling walks will be stepping their way around Birkrigg Common and over Arnside Knott this Autumn, so make sure you join the Morecambe Bay Partnership newsletter to book your place on a unique storytelling tour in these historic landscapes - and find out more about Emily’s extraordinary performance storytelling here

Made by the Moon and Bracken and Bones are kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, through the Headlands to Headspace Scheme

With thanks to Arnside & Silverdale AONB, National Trust and South Lakeland District Council.


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Construction to begin for Morecambe Bay’s hand-built, sculptural stone chamber at Sunderland Point

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