On the 21st January 2016, the Worth Valley Storytelling Guild in conjunction with the Haworth Old Hall Inn will be hosting Ursula Holden Gill with her telling of The Bard’s Bridge.
The Bard’s Bridge is an intricately self-penned, traditionally inspired fairy tale. Woven from various sources; including a 17th century witching tale, a children’s classic, a contemporary Italian folktale and a silly little anecdote she learned down the pub, through the story Ursula challenges listeners to consider their relationship with archetype and loss, desire, sense of place, death, dreams and ultimately, transformation. In this way it promises something for everyone; including a good measure of Ursula’s characteristic shape shifting, beautifully haunting folk song and some West moor land clog.
Age Range: Adults and Children 10 +
Admission Free (although donations will be invited)
Duration: 90 Minutes (2 x 45 Minute Halves)
Start time 8pm
Praise for The Bard’s Bridge
From the first moment Ursula Holden Gill entranced and mesmerized our audience. This is a fascinating, richly woven tale with wonderful pace and truly great characters. Interspersed with a mixture of Westmoorland Clog dancing, folksong and songs of her own, Ursula built tension and suspense to a great pitch and then brought the tale to a beautiful conclusion. We did not want it to end. We didn’t want to wrench ourselves back to reality.
Honour Giles and Helen Stewart, Word of Mouth Story Club, Manchester, October 2015