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Myths for Kids (well… for families really)

At last! A festival of storytelling shows for families. We’ve got together so many different storytellers, with so many different styles, and telling so many different stories – but the thing that they all have in common is that they’re all jolly marvellous! Expect proper fairies, demons, brave heroes, warrior princesses, wild gods, trolls and crazy witches – in shows which are as much fun for the grown-ups as they are for the children.

barSATURDAY 25 JULY

tsra1square3pm  THE DEVIL, THE TSAR & THE 3 DRY BISCUITS

Ben Haggarty

A rumbustious Russian fairytale full of wild trickery. A soldier determined to outwit death discovers that a good game of cards can get you both into, and out of, a whole lot of trouble… For all bold and brave children aged 8+ and their adults.

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barSUNDAY 26 JULY

jackSQUARE3pm  AARGH, GIANTS!

Nell Phoenix
 
Nell Phoenix tells two wild fairytales about lawless, slobbering giants and the fleet-footed, quick-brained young folk who set out to defeat them. For children aged 6+ and any adults brave enough to accompany them.

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barTUESDAY 28 JULY

cat-squ-sml3pm  TALES FROM THE RAINFOREST

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Trickster, magical animals, mysterious transformations – a mythological, zoological adventure with a wild storyteller and master of mimicry as your tour-guide… For everyone aged 7 and up.

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barWEDNESDAY 29 JULY

babayagaSQUARE3pm  BABA YAGA!

Xanthe Gresham

Flying through the air in a giant mortar, one leg made of iron and the other made of wood, Baba Yaga, Granny bandylegs is hungry! Would you like to meet her?! For families with children aged 8+.

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barTHURSDAY 30 JULY

3pm  ANANSI! STORY!JanBsquare 

Jan Blake

Meet Anansi – the original mythical Spiderman who’s deeds and misdeeds have earned him the doubtful reputation of being the wiliest of tricksters and a master of transformation. For families with children aged 7+.

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barFRIDAY 31 JULY

horseSqu3pm  PERSEUS & PEGASUS

Sally Pomme Clayton

Sally Pomme Clayton brings us three fabulous Greek myths for kids! Gods, goddesses, snakes, thunderbolts, flying horses and heroes… For everyone aged 7 and up.

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barSATURDAY 1 AUGUST

mariaSQU3pm  MARIA MOREVNA – or HOW PRINCE IVAN GOT HIMSELF A HORSE

Ben Haggarty

A romper stomper fairytale in which everything happens in threes; Warrior Princesses pick fights with immortal monsters; Baba Yaga is a horse wrangler and our hero, Ivan, will prove his worth…eventually. For everyone aged 7 and up.

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barSUNDAY 2 AUGUST

 clareSQU2.30pm ON THE HEELS OF THE HOUND

Clare Muireann Murphy

Embark on a ferocious journey of Irish myths for kids – complete with warriors, one-eyed monsters, shape-shifters and proper fairies. For everyone aged 7 and up.

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barTHE MUSEUM OF ALMOST FORGOTTEN THINGS!

Learn tricks with string; discover how to make a dead chicken out of a tea-towel; fold paper-aeroplanes; share your party tricks and playground rhymes, and help us collect as many jokes as we can (daft ones, clever ones, even rather rude ones). Professor Benjamin Thespian Dash (AKA Ben Haggarty) is in search of the stuff we know, but never write down.

Over the afternoons of the two weekends of the Fabularium Festival, anyone can pop into our Museum of Almost Forgotten Things (it may seem pretty empty to you, but don’t be fooled)…to learn stuff and share stuff and record the best jokes you know.

FOR EVERYONE: Adults with children, children with adults, and adults with adults!

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