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WHERE THE BEAR SLEEPS, by Nick Hennessey

FRI 30 JUN 2017    9.30pm     [BUY TICKETS £8 – or both shows for £14]

In 2000 Nick Hennessey entered the world championship of epic-singing in Espoo near Helsinki, performing the Kalevala (the Finnish national epic), to the Finns, in English….and he won!

As night falls, epic storyteller, Nick Hennessey, delivers us into the deep, snow-filled forests of the Finland’s far North, where the river of the underworld flows dark and fast. Here magic is done and undone, and life is shot through with misguided passions, heroic battles, and wild transformations.

A man with a harp telling stories, complete with a nip of something strong – what’s not to like?


‘Compelling’ THE TIMES

‘Captivating, powerful, perfect’ OXFORD CULTURE REVIEW

 For adults. (Not suitable for under 14s).


NICK HENNESSEY is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading contemporary storytellers.  He is the only international entrant to win the Runolaulu singing competition in Espoo (2000) and was commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to create a one-hour documentary about Kalevala in 2010.  He has performed at London’s South Bank Centre and the Royal Albert Hall and extensively at folk, storytelling, and literature festivals throughout the UK and internationally (Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Canada and two national tours of Japan).  He has published three solo albums, the most recent of which, “A Rare Hunger” released on Harbourtown Records, received critical acclaim with airtime plays on BBC Radio 3. He’s a man with a harp – what’s not to like?