“Where We Stay”
Storytelling with Jacqueline Harris based on ‘The King of the Cats’ exhibition.
What are stories and why do we tell them? What do they have to do with where we stay?
This is an evening of selkies and fae folk, island voices, ferries and snow, all against a backdrop of living through change and finding footings.
Jacqueline Harris is a writer and storyteller from Lancashire who has lived on Arran for the last three years, where she has collected and performed stories with the help of Scottish Tradarts funding and the Edinburgh Storytelling Centre. She has blethered with other islanders and bartered with them (a story for a story), asking them to share their experiences of the island; trying to find the odd and the unspoken.
She is also the storyteller of the Arts Council funded currently touring art exhibition, “The King of the Cats: Stories from Lancashire explored and re-invented by four visual artists and one storyteller”. For this, Jacqueline has created the film, “Gathered Tales”, combining old and new stories with the help of film maker Graham Kay and the people of Lancashire.
She has also written the accompanying book, “The King of the Cats and other Lancashire Tales”, of which Kevin Crossley-Holland has said:
“As for Jacqueline’s own retellings: read them and delight in their kick and terseness, their lyrical moments, their sense of mystery, their kindness.”
For more information on ‘The King of the Cats’ project and exhibition visit https://thekingofthecats.wordpress.com/
Friday 5th June, 8.15pm
The Storey, LA1 1TH
£10 / £7
Tickets via www.litfest.org or from Lancaster Visitor Information Centre