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  • Storytelling with Jan Blake

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    Jan Blake is one of Britain’s most outstanding female storytellers, performing in theatres and festivals the length and breadth of Europe. She was born in Manchester to Jamaican parents. Inspired by recordings of Miss Lou (Louise Bennett) she began storytelling in 1986. She rapidly gained an international reputation for witty and exhilarating performances. Specialising in folk tales from West Africa, North Africa, the Arab world and the Caribbean, her repertoire is full of tales of powerful women, and her versions of Anansi’s exploits are definitive. She has worked as an artist in residence at various theatres in England, developing particularly close links with the National Theatre (where she is the Consultant on Storytelling), the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Deptford Albany, the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre. She is closely involved with projects that will develop a new generation of British storytellers of African and Caribbean descent.

    Location:
    Norfolk libraries (specific locations below)
    Admission:
    Free
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Suitable for all ages.
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  • Storytelling with Jan Blake

    Thu. 27 October 2011 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM

    Jan Blake is one of Britain’s most outstanding female storytellers, performing in theatres and festivals the length and breadth of Europe. She was born in Manchester to Jamaican parents. Inspired by recordings of Miss Lou (Louise Bennett) she began storytelling in 1986. She rapidly gained an international reputation for witty and exhilarating performances. Specialising in folk tales from West Africa, North Africa, the Arab world and the Caribbean, her repertoire is full of tales of powerful women, and her versions of Anansi’s exploits are definitive. She has worked as an artist in residence at various theatres in England, developing particularly close links with the National Theatre (where she is the Consultant on Storytelling), the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Deptford Albany, the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre. She is closely involved with projects that will develop a new generation of British storytellers of African and Caribbean descent.

    Location:
    Wroxham: Wroxham Public Library, Norwich Road, NR12 8RX
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    0344 800 8006
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
  • Storytelling with Jan Blake

    Thu. 27 October 2011 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM

    Jan Blake is one of Britain’s most outstanding female storytellers, performing in theatres and festivals the length and breadth of Europe. She was born in Manchester to Jamaican parents. Inspired by recordings of Miss Lou (Louise Bennett) she began storytelling in 1986. She rapidly gained an international reputation for witty and exhilarating performances. Specialising in folk tales from West Africa, North Africa, the Arab world and the Caribbean, her repertoire is full of tales of powerful women, and her versions of Anansi’s exploits are definitive. She has worked as an artist in residence at various theatres in England, developing particularly close links with the National Theatre (where she is the Consultant on Storytelling), the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Deptford Albany, the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre. She is closely involved with projects that will develop a new generation of British storytellers of African and Caribbean descent.

    Location:
    Acle: Acle Public Library, Bridewell Lane, NR13 3RA
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01493 750693
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
  • Storytelling with Jan Blake

    Thu. 27 October 2011 | 6 - 7 PM

    Jan Blake is one of Britain’s most outstanding female storytellers, performing in theatres and festivals the length and breadth of Europe. She was born in Manchester to Jamaican parents. Inspired by recordings of Miss Lou (Louise Bennett) she began storytelling in 1986. She rapidly gained an international reputation for witty and exhilarating performances. Specialising in folk tales from West Africa, North Africa, the Arab world and the Caribbean, her repertoire is full of tales of powerful women, and her versions of Anansi’s exploits are definitive. She has worked as an artist in residence at various theatres in England, developing particularly close links with the National Theatre (where she is the Consultant on Storytelling), the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Deptford Albany, the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre. She is closely involved with projects that will develop a new generation of British storytellers of African and Caribbean descent.

    Location:
    Norwich: The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 774781
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
  • Storytelling with Jan Blake

    Fri. 28 October 2011 | 10 - 11 AM

    Jan Blake is one of Britain’s most outstanding female storytellers, performing in theatres and festivals the length and breadth of Europe. She was born in Manchester to Jamaican parents. Inspired by recordings of Miss Lou (Louise Bennett) she began storytelling in 1986. She rapidly gained an international reputation for witty and exhilarating performances. Specialising in folk tales from West Africa, North Africa, the Arab world and the Caribbean, her repertoire is full of tales of powerful women, and her versions of Anansi’s exploits are definitive. She has worked as an artist in residence at various theatres in England, developing particularly close links with the National Theatre (where she is the Consultant on Storytelling), the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Deptford Albany, the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre. She is closely involved with projects that will develop a new generation of British storytellers of African and Caribbean descent.

    Location:
    Sprowston: Sprowston Public Library, Recreation Ground Road, NR7 8EW
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 408426
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
  • Storytelling with Jan Blake

    Fri. 28 October 2011 | 1 - 2 PM

    Jan Blake is one of Britain’s most outstanding female storytellers, performing in theatres and festivals the length and breadth of Europe. She was born in Manchester to Jamaican parents. Inspired by recordings of Miss Lou (Louise Bennett) she began storytelling in 1986. She rapidly gained an international reputation for witty and exhilarating performances. Specialising in folk tales from West Africa, North Africa, the Arab world and the Caribbean, her repertoire is full of tales of powerful women, and her versions of Anansi’s exploits are definitive. She has worked as an artist in residence at various theatres in England, developing particularly close links with the National Theatre (where she is the Consultant on Storytelling), the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Deptford Albany, the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre. She is closely involved with projects that will develop a new generation of British storytellers of African and Caribbean descent.

    Location:
    Fakenham: Fakenham Public Library, Oak Street, NR21 9DY
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01328 862715
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
  • Storytelling with Jan Blake

    Fri. 28 October 2011 | 3 - 4 PM

    Jan Blake is one of Britain’s most outstanding female storytellers, performing in theatres and festivals the length and breadth of Europe. She was born in Manchester to Jamaican parents. Inspired by recordings of Miss Lou (Louise Bennett) she began storytelling in 1986. She rapidly gained an international reputation for witty and exhilarating performances. Specialising in folk tales from West Africa, North Africa, the Arab world and the Caribbean, her repertoire is full of tales of powerful women, and her versions of Anansi’s exploits are definitive. She has worked as an artist in residence at various theatres in England, developing particularly close links with the National Theatre (where she is the Consultant on Storytelling), the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Deptford Albany, the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre. She is closely involved with projects that will develop a new generation of British storytellers of African and Caribbean descent.

    Location:
    King’s Lynn: King’s Lynn Public Library, London Road, PE30 5EZ
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01553 772568
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries

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