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1 month ago

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It’s Dying Matters Week and there are still some spaces left for tonight’s performance of Mortal Yarns.
This FREE event, which combines live storytelling and poetry alongside beautiful shadow theatre films and interactive discussion, is being hosted by The University of the West of England Bristol Death & Dying Collective.
7pm - 8.30pm (doors open from 6.45pm)
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Follow this link to book your place...

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2 months ago

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Another chance to see Mortal Yarns on Zoom during this year's Dying Matters Week.

UWE are hosting the show on Wednesday 12th May at 7pm.

To book your free space follow the link to the booking form...
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7 months ago

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One of the films from our show Mortal Yarns...
'The KIng Who Wanted to Live Forever'
An original fable created by Su Squire - Storyteller with beautiful shadow visuals by Zannie Fraser of Luminous Tales.

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8 months ago

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Here's the extended version of our promo video for Mortal Yarns including some really lovely feedback from the audience.... ... See MoreSee Less

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

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Earlier this year we were fortunate to receive funding from Arts Council England, Rosedale Funeral Home and Norfolk County Council to create Mortal Yarns - a performance exploring death and grief. In May we took to Zoom to share this work for Dying Matters Awareness Week and in September we were able to perform to a small socially distanced audience. Here's a taster of the show which was created by Su Squire - Storyteller and Zannie Fraser of Luminous Tales and directed by Charlotte K Arculus with music by Bob Percy. Film production is by Insight Media Productions, music by Mary Lovett Music and photography by Gary Diggines.
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10 months ago

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We’re delighted to announce that one of our films from our show Mortal Yarns has been selected for the Mercury Online Festival.
It goes live on 21st August and will be available for general viewing this date.The #MercuryOnlineFestival really has something for everyone! Just one of the pieces we are thrilled to be hosting is a beautiful multi-platform recording of Off the Twig's "The King Who Wanted to Live Forever" for ages 10+ on 21 Aug!

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1 years ago

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A small glimpse into our online performance of Mortal Yarns which took place during Dying Matters Awareness Week.
The performance elements were interwoven with small group discussions in breakout rooms. One thing that surprised both us and the audience was how connected we all felt in this experience in spite of it taking place in a virtual space.
The project was supported by Arts Council England, Rosedale Funeral Home and Norfolk County Council.
If you missed it this time round but would like to keep in touch and hear about future live and online events we’d love to hear from you...
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1 years ago

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Huge heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us during Dying Matters Awareness Week for our online performance of Mortal Yarns.
100 guests over 4 participatory performances in which storytelling, poetry and shadow theatre came together with conversation and connection.
Thanks also to Arts Council England, Rosedale Funeral Home and Norfolk County Council for funding this project.
We hope that it will still be possible to perform this work live and in person sometime in the not too distant future. But for now it’s time to take a breath and celebrate what we have managed to achieve during these uncertain times...
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1 years ago

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For anyone who is planning on joining us on Zoom for Mortal Yarns this evening you will need to e-mail offthetwig@outlook.com to get the event details and link if you haven’t already done so as the details won’t be shared publicly Facebook.
Thanks 😊
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