Forging Fantastical presents Anthony Nanson for Fantastical Tales


Forging Fantastical presents Anthony Nanson for Fantastical Tales on an Autumn's Eve: 'The Cobra, the Flood, and the Pathway of Love'.

Anthony will share a medley of tales - traditional, true, and tall - that in one way or another have to do with animals and ecology. We will also enjoy stories from Helen Wright and Jessica Perkins.

Anthony founded the long-running Bath Storytelling Circle in 1999 and also co-founded the storytelling company Fire Springs. His books include, among others, Gloucestershire Folk Tales and Words of Re-enchantment.

His most recent book, Storytelling and Ecology, was a Finalist in the Association of American Publishers Prose Awards 2022 and awarded Honors in the Storytelling World Awards 2022.

Forging Fantastical is a not-for-profit project, developing a diverse programme of small-scale informal arts events that feed the imagination and aim to build new audiences for the arts. Events are quirky, friendly and fun!

Our focus in 2023 has been programming Storytelling events for grown-up audiences.

Some of the feedback we've received: "A warm welcoming evening." "Poignant and humorous." "Had an absolutely magical evening!" "A wonderful storytelling evening with a great atmosphere!" "Really great evening, can't wait for another one!" "Covid and cuts to the arts mean that making space for such cultural activities are all the more important." "Looking forward to your next event."

Ticket prices are kept to a minimum and once any costs are taken out, any surplus income from events helps towards the next event or is donated to a local charity.

Saturday 7 October 2023 7pm Where: Eastcott Community Centre, Savernake Street, Swindon Tickets £8 + booking fee

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