Some lucky visitors to The Enchanted Forest this year, will be given regaled with tales from around the world with two internationally renowned storytellers set to join the event’s in house storytellers for a special guest appearance.
On Saturday 15th October, Finnish Storyteller Markus Luukkonen will join Highland Perthshire storyteller Claire Hewitt in her cosy storytelling yurt to share a tale with her. Markus is on a three-month storytelling residency in Scotland. He is a founder member of Finnish Storytelling Association called Samova Ry and also a founder member and storyteller of touring Storytelling Theatre called Erämaateatteri (Wilderness Theatre).
A second visit from Finland will take place on Saturday 29th October, this time from Finnish storyteller Anna-Maria Toivonen, who will join Claire for a special evening of stories and songs from the North of the world in the yurt.
This is not the first time Claire has been joined by storytelling colleagues from around the world, many of whom travel to Scotland for the annual Scottish International Storytelling Festival which this year runs from 21st – 31st October. This annual celebration of traditional and contemporary storytelling brings together artists and audiences from across the world to entertain and inspire with live storytelling performances and fun family activities.
Ian Sim, chairman of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust commented:
“The Enchanted Forest is a unique opportunity for visitors to really see the forest brought to life and the storytelling yurt is a very popular feature for our younger visitors. We are delighted that we are able to welcome such world renowned storytellers, Markus and Anna-Marie, to join with Claire in making these two very special evenings indeed.”
The 15th anniversary show, shimmer, is now sold out and will run throughout the month of October although tickets have now sold out. For more information on the event and to sign up for advance notification of tickets for 2017 visit www.enchantedforest.org.uk.