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Crack a Story: Plant a Seed (Daiva Ivanauskaitė)

Crack a Story is going virtual!
These storytelling session invite storytellers to share a story dear to them, with a spiritual theme. It will then be followed by a “crack” – Scottish word for conversation – exploring the story, its deeper meanings and how it speaks to us and our world today.

The evenings will be hosted by Olga Bloemen and Susannah Phillipson who will welcome these wonderful storytellers:

15 April – Daiva Ivanauskaitė – Lithuania celebrates its 30th anniversary of Restoration of Independence. Storyteller Daiva, one of the many children of freedom, will share the story of the Singing Revolution experienced as a child. Through the songs and memories of that movement we will reflect on and explore the theme of freedom.

Please arrive from 6pm to settle in and make yourself a cup of tea – we’ll start promptly at 6:30pm.


Join every week via the same Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/652120818
If you don’t have zoom already you will be invited to download it.

The Crack a Story sessions are part of the Salisbury Centre’s community programme and are offered on donation (suggested donation £5). All contributions will be split between the storyteller and the Salisbury Centre. https://www.salisburycentre.org/donate/

Accompanied children welcome, although the stories are more tailored to adults and those over 12 years old.

Photo by David Bruyndonckx on Unsplash.

Crack a Story: Plant a Seed. happens every two weeks:

Stay updated on what’s coming up on the Event Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/events/950184208666216/

…and here is what’s coming up:

29 April – Svend-Erik Engh – “The Soldier and the Devil’s Cauldron” is a Danish fairy tale about personal transformation before entering the society after being a soldier for many years.

13 May – Daniel Allison – “The Crow’s Wife”- A Highland tale of heartbreak and mystery

27 May – Gauri Raje – “The Flowering Tree” – An Indian story about Tending to life

10 June – Ben Mali – ‘Wayland” – The hand decides whether a blade is a tool or a weapon… join us to unpack a new vision of this Nordic tale of revenge and freedom.

24 June – Virginia Bjertnes – “The Green Fairy” – An Eco-Feminist tale of mountain elemental beings and herbal remedies.

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