Unlock the secret stories of the Bay - Free storytelling walks in July

Tue, 2018-07-10 12:09
Free storytelling walks at Birkrigg Common and Arnside Knott in July.

Emily Hennessey, one of the UK’s finest contemporary performance storytellers, will lead two very special storytelling walks at Birkrigg Common and Arnside Knott this July. 

They are part of Festival of the Bay 2018, a summer-long celebration of Morecambe Bay curated by Morecambe Bay Partnership.

Each guided walk features Emily the Epic Explorer making extraordinary discoveries: they are free and suitable for ages 7+.

You’re invited to come along and be an explorer, looking for clues to unlock the secret stories of the Bay!  

Arnside Knott - hosting Made by the Moon - which overlooks the sands where horses once pulled carts of ‘black gold’ through the waters and thousands of birds from across the world meet every year, has stories scattered like treasures across the landscape. But to find them we must know where to look...

Birkrigg Common hosts Bracken and Bones, and is caught between the lands of the Fells and the Irish Sea. It is a place of incredible history and mystery, ritual and buried secrets. If our clues fall into place, they will unlock stories of the ancient ghosts that roam the common at night, the shadowy figures who dance in the stone circle, tales of Thor, Freya and Loki brought by the settlers who travelled by boat from the Nordic lands, and even the epic tale of Morecambe Bay itself.

 “Storyteller Emily Hennessey is an enthralling performer, infusing her tale with warmth and playfulness.”

Exeunt Magazine

 “Over the course of nearly two hours, she uses her considerable talents to conjure up a series of extraordinary tales for a transfixed audience.”

British Theatre Guide

 

Bracken and Bones: An interactive storytelling walk at Birkrigg Common takes place on Saturday 21 July at 11am OR Wednesday 25 July, 11am.

 ‘Made by the Moon’: A storytelling walk on Arnside Knott takes place on Tue 24 July, 11am or Tue 31 July, 11am,

Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance and please dress for the weather and wear outdoor shoes. 

The story walks are part of Festival of the Bay 2018, a summer-long celebration of Morecambe Bay organised by Morecambe Bay Partnership.

More about the events and booking here:  Festival of the Bay 2018 events

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