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Birmingham Storytelling Cafe



Storytelling Café welcomes back one of our most favourite storytellers, POLLY TISDALL, who opens our new Season with SPIRIT HOUSE. Developed in collaboration with Siphai Thammavong from Garavek Storytelling Theatre in Laos, both interweave British and Lao folk tales in a celebration of love and death, East and West. From tricksters to lovers to wild adventurers this collection of stories is an offering to the lands that made us and a homage to all that makes us human.

In 2016, Polly came across the Garavek Storytelling Theatre while visiting Laos where she met fellow storyteller, Siphai Thammavong. Garavek (means "magical bird") is a small company concerned with preserving and promoting local traditional stories from Laos.

POLLY TISDALL won the Young Storyteller of Year in 2011 and since then, has never looked back. She has gone on to forge a career in theatre as a director, drama facilitator as well as a performance storyteller.

This project is being supported by Arts Council England and the British Council.

REVIEW COMMENTS (of Polly Tisdall & Garavek)

"Polly told beautiful seaside tales...a memorable evening!" Sarah Doherty, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

"Garavek means 'magical bird' and this enchanting hour-long show... is just this; taking your imagination on a flight of fancy." (LONELY PLANET)

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Tickets: £7 Telephone: 0121 443 4725 or book online:

Meals served from 6:30pm onwards. Performance starts 7:30pm

Wednesday 20 7.30PMSeptember2017-09-20T19:30:00Z2017-09-20T21:20:00Z

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Kitchen Garden Cafe

17 York Road Kings Heath

B14 7SA Birmingham GB

0121 443 4725

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