Beeston Tales - The Battle of the Trees

The very best of contemporary storytelling for an adult audience




7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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A hybrid event - in-person and livestreamed - details below: A twisted web of tangled stories, with an ancient mythic poem that inspired Tolkein and Shakespeare at its centre. The loss of millions of trees in the 1987 storm, an archaeological dig on a remote East Anglian beach, a war poet in a frenzy of inspiration, and Christine’s own family story are drawn together through moments of more-than-coincidence. Featuring Ceri Rhys Matthews, a folk musician based in West Wales. Originally trained in fine art, he is a founder member of the group fernhill, with whom he recorded 7 albums, and a producer of 25 albums for various musicians and record labels. He has been an influential and inspirational figure to many contemporary Welsh musicians. Matthews' flute, clarinet, and pipes, accompany Christine’s fiddle and voice. "At the heart of this stands a charismatic and highly skilled teller of tales - musician to boot - and a lattice of stories that are woven together into something quite special." **** Fringe Review IN-PERSON TICKETS £8 on the door or £6.50 in advance from Doors 19:00 for a 19:30 start. VENUE! We'll be meeting in the Church Hall, 25 Foster Avenue, Beeston, NG9 1AE, a short walk up from Beeston Tram Stop or across from Beeston Library. Parking available at the venue. CAFE! - There will be tea, coffee and home baked treats. Bring Your Own Bottle if you fancy something stronger. LIVESTREAM: If you're unable to join us in person, there's now an option for you to watch along from home. Now with improved audio, but still a discounted price while we experiment with our kit. For more details: Beeston Tales is a not-for-profit community organisation, with all proceeds from events going to support traditional storytelling in Beeston and the surrounding area.


Church Hall 25 Foster Ave Beeston


Church Hall, 25 Foster Avenue, Beeston, NG9 1AE,

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