Storytelling: The Battle of the Trees

30 May
The Battle of the Trees

The Battle of the Trees

A storytelling performance touring Welsh woodlands in 2014 and supported by the Arts Council of Wales.

31st May at Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire

For tickets and information, visit: www.battleofthetrees.co.uk

Christine Cooper’s performance weaves a twisted web of tangled stories, with the mysterious Welsh 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 beach, the poet Robert Graves in a frenzy of inspiration, and Christine’s own family story are drawn together through moments of startling coincidence. The crime of the warrior chief Amaethon echoes down the centuries, and a voice speaks the words: I am Taliesin.

Featuring special guest Ceri Rhys Matthews on flutes, clarinets, pipes and other sounds. Performed mainly in English, with some Welsh. Not suitable for children under 10.

Bring warm clothing, sturdy footwear, and rugs or seating. Refreshments will be available at Coed Ty Gwyn and the Caerdroia; for all other shows, bring your own. In case of wet weather, an indoor venue will be available. Please contact the woodlands to discuss any access requirements.

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