A multi-language storytelling event. Join storytellers Sef Townsend, Jörg Steinkämper , Maja Bumberák, Madeline McCully, Rebecca Lemaire, Isabelle Hauser, Nandi Jola and Masako Carey as they share short tales in English and Arabic, German, Hungarian, Irish, Spanish, Swiss German, Xhosa.
Join storytellers Sef Townsend, Jörg Steinkämper , Maja Bumberák, Madeline McCully, Rebecca Lemaire, Isabelle Hauser, Nandi Jola and Masako Carey as they share short tales in English and Arabic, German, Hungarian, Irish, Spanish, Swiss German, Xhosa
Maja Bumberák is a storyteller based in Budapest, telling folktales, folk stories and singing songs from Hungarian culture and all over the world. She performs at many different venues from kindergartens, schools to conferences and festivals, and she applies storytelling in various group processes. As a scholarship holder of the Hungarian Academy of Arts she teaches oral storytelling to teachers, student teachers, librarians and other experts of education.
Masako Carey was born in Tokyo, Japan. She met her Irish born husband through business and came to Northern Ireland 20 years ago. Her increasing repertoire of traditional Japanese tales, some comical, some serious, is now expanding to include tales from around the world.
Isabelle Hauser is a Swiss storyteller and harpist with a great love for Ireland. She loves to share tales and tunes on stages in Switzerland and abroad, both solo and in collaboration with other artists. She is co-host of Story Story Podcast and runs a bi-monthly live storytelling event in her hometown of Zug.
Nandi Jola is a poet, storyteller and playwright. She was born in South Africa and grew up under the apartheid regime until she was 21, when she moved to Northern Ireland,. She has been active in the arts community as a writer, schools ambassador, artist and facilitator. Nandi tells folk tales from the African continent.
Rebecca Lemaire is a versatile Belgian-British storyteller and is currently based in the South of Spain. She tells stories in English, Spanish and French wherever the wind takes her from Europe to India and Little Tibet. In Spain, she trains primary, secondary and language teachers in storytelling techniques for the Department of Education of Catalonia, and gives introductory courses in storytelling skills for teenagers and adults in person and online.
Kathleen Rappolt is a freelance storyteller since 2012 and based in Berlin. She studied Theatre Education (M.A.) and Künstlerisches Erzählen – Storytelling in Art and Education at the Berlin University of Arts. She also has a bachelor’s in childhood education. She tells stories in schools, libraries, theatres and International Storytelling Festivals.
Madeline McCully is a storyteller and writer living in Derry. She is the author of several books including Derry Folk Tales,Haunted Derry, Haunted Antrim and Haunted Donegal. She has deep interest in Irish folklore and has recently been interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster’s Your Place and Mine. She often sings and plays autoharp which is very popular during sessions she is currently delivering for people living with dementia.
Jörg Steinkämper and has been telling stories for adults and children since 2007. He delights in taking the listeners into the world of stories and tales.He also likes to organize workshops during which he gets the participants excited about storytelling and encourage them to try it out for themselves. Jörg has attended the Glens Storytelling Festival since 2013, travelling to the beautiful Antrim Coast to take part at this wonderful Festival. He hopes to return in 2022.
Sef Townsend has been sharing stories for more than twenty five years. Often working with refugees, the exiled and those in asylum detention, he tells in churches, mosques, meeting houses and synagogues, and has been involved in peace & reconciliation projects internationally. He has shared stories, given workshops and conducted his own research in Belgium, China, Italy, Argentina, and Chile.
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