The history and folklore is being brought to life this autumn with a touring storytelling show.
This year Herefordshire Council’s Museums, Libraries and Archives Service was awarded funding from Arts Council England and the Elmley Foundation for the creation of Pedlar’s Tales, an intriguing, fun and interactive storyteller’s performance, featuring puppets, music and a mysterious traveller!
Created and performed by The Fetch Theatre with support from partner Arts Alive, ‘Pedlar’s Tales’ is inspired by stories drawn from fascinating historical documents and artifacts kept at Herefordshire Archives and Herefordshire folklore collected by Ella Mary Leather in the last century.
Bite-sized stories held within a quirky pedlar’s cart are chosen and performed, bringing the two-dimensional archive documents bursting into three-dimensional life. New stories will be collected from the audience and added to a magical box to create a new archive of contemporary Herefordshire stories.
Says Jon Chedgzoy, Museum, Libraries and Archives Manager for Herefordshire Council: “Pedlar’s Tales is an exciting way of taking documents and stories from the Herefordshire archives out to where people live across the county…audiences will enjoy a mix of real events and local folklore with a sound track of local music collected in the last century!”
Qube, Oswestry is delighted to be hosting Pedlar’s Tales on Friday 8th November at 7pm.
Tickets cost just £6 for adults or £20 for a family and can be bought from Qube, by calling 01691 656882 or visiting the website www.qube-oca.org.uk. Tickets also available online at www.artsalive.co.uk.