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William Morris Gallery: Award-Winning Storyteller Shares African Folk Tales

Stories from the World: Folk Tales from Africa

Wednesday 30 March and Wednesday 6 April, 11am


Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery will be celebrating the folk tales of Africa this Easter, with the help of award-winning storyteller Giles Abbott.


Inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibition, Social Fabric: African Textiles Today, families will help Giles weave a completely original story using characters and motifs from African folk tales as well as listening to a selection of stories that have been passed down from one generation to the next over thousands of years.


Rebecca Jacobs, the William Morris Gallery’s cultural programme officer, said:


“I’m really excited to be able to welcome back Giles Abbott to the Gallery to share with us his knowledge of African folk tales. Not only will he be telling age-old stories but he will be helping families to create new stories together.”


“The most amazing thing happens whenever we hold storytelling sessions at the Gallery - a light comes on in the minds of the adults and they enjoy it just as much as the kids. There really is nothing more captivating than a good story told well.”


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