Storytelling Weekend

  • Sat 21 Jul to Sun 22 Jul 2018
  • 10am to 6pm
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Myths, fables, tall tales and mysteries, fairy stories and ancient legends…

they are all part of the National Botanic Garden’s first Festival of Storytelling. And there’s a book fair and music, too!

From wicked yarns for grown-ups to tales for the youngest family members, there are stories for everyone.

Explore Welsh legends linked to our famous Black Cattle, meet The Reluctant Dragon in an outdoor theatre production by Quantum Theatre and hear traditional tales from the Welsh Valleys.

You will find our storytellers in a variety of venues all over the Garden, making the most of everything the Garden has to offer.

Among those taking part are: Owen Staton, telling tales of the Welsh Valleys;  Pete Arnold, with stories from a coracle; Deb Winter, Sarah Orr, Nick BrungerWill Macmillan Jones, with traditional Welsh legends and stories; Kate de Buriatte, Phil Okwedy and the Garden’s volunteer beekeepers, who will perform their specially-written piece The Wonderful Workers. at 11.30am and 1pm both days.

In our book fair, you will find authors and publishers including: Greg Howes, Judith Barrow, Thorne Moore, Angela Fish, Wendy Steele, Seren Books and ThunderPoint publishing.

Make sure you pick up a special Story-Telling Festival map on your way in to the Garden this weekend which highlights what is on, where and when.


* The outdoor theatre performance of The Reluctant Dragon starts at 2pm both days.