The Girl's Own Guide to Surviving History
(Sat 21 Oct: 4pm)
Would you know what to do if you were accused of being a witch in the 17th century? How would you cope if your castle came under siege in the Scottish Wars of Independence? Wouldn’t life be easier if it came with an instruction manual?
Thankfully, Gillian Paterson and Nicola Wright have found just such a book for their show at this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival. Billing themselves as the most practically useful show in this year’s lineup, this irreverent yomp through women’s history explores tales of derring-do about feisty women, spanning nearly one thousand years. Told in the style of a Boy’s Own adventure book, expect hot tips about surviving life as a pirate, fighting the system, and being a master (or mistress) of disguise.
With silly songs and a ridiculous amount of props, A Girl’s Own Guide to Surviving History is a light-hearted look at the serious challenges faced by women through the centuries.
Storytelling is a store of collective memories, experiences and values. Relax, and delve into those Collective Treasures in the genial company of the festival’s storytellers, as they celebrate our common humanity.
Join us as we explore, question and celebrate the Right To Be Human. This year, on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we consider the many challenges we face, from human health and wellbeing to the health and future of our planet. However, there is also a worldwide movement to meet these challenges, and to exist imaginatively, fairly and in community with the whole diversity of life. Storytelling has embraced these values from the dawn of culture and stories today can help us be more connected to the world around us, as well as our rights, showing us how to be more alive and creative as humans.
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