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Parbold Womens Institute, Wigan

Wednesday, 6 Nov

£8.50

Unruly Tongues is a performance storytelling club which happens monthly on Wednesday evenings in Parbold, West Lancashire. We offer outrageously enjoyable storytelling for grown ups from the finest performance storytellers from the UK & beyond. Each month features a different invited guest.

'Gone Cuckoo' performed by Storyteller, Malcolm Green & Musician Joshua Green

It’s shortly after dawn at RAF Fylingdales and a cuckoo is having a transmitter strapped to his back. A few weeks later he will have flown thousands of miles across Europe and over the Sahara Desert to equatorial Africa. For millennia, the cuckoo’s call has inspired songs, stories and poems. Does he bring the spring? Tell our fortunes? Was he the shapeshifter that became a hawk? He certainly fools the reed warblers who feed him as a changeling baby. Now the voice of the cuckoo is fading – where has it gone?

‘Musicianship and environmental performance-art meet history and myth…an engaging & beautifully constructed tour de force’. Dave Pritchard (Chair, UK Arts & Environment Network, and consultant to the Convention on Migratory Species)

‘The performance was precise and compelling … such an exciting, multi-layered adventure.’ Linda France (award-winning poet)

‘Gone Cuckoo was inspiring and moving… it will fill audiences of all ages with wonder and delight.’ Prof. Nick Davies (author of ‘Cuckoo, Cheating by Nature’)

  

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Venue

Parbold Womens Institute

Station Road

Wigan

WN8 7NU

Thanks go to the lovely tea people, Helen on the door and all the folk who help us stack chairs at the end.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and there is a hearing loop installed.

Doors open at 7pm. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Tea and yummy cake is served at half time. 

Organiser

Wild About Story

Wild About Story offers storytelling and singing opportunities for people of all ages. Based at Cedar Farm in Mawdesley, West Lancashire, we aim to nurture creativity, connection and community through the joy of words spoken and sung.