Time & Location
About the Event
ONLINE IN ZOOM
Midsummer Storytelling presented by The Festival of the Fool
Storytelling, song and celebration has always been the way to increase the energy of the most auspicious times of year. The Summer Solstice, the longest day, is the day of most sunshine and high energy. Let’s gather and nourish ourselves for these challenging times.
Join a global community from your home and soak in the light from within and without, in stories and song. Let’s prepare the road ahead as we go out again into the world with a renewed sense of deep compassion and fuller awareness of the joy of uncertainty. Sessions feature professional storytellers Laura Simms, Angela Halvorsen Bogo, Gauri Raj, Radhieka AlHawati and more.
THE PROGRAM, more names coming!
1200 CEST Welcome 'Midsummer Storytelling' with a fireside storied conversation about this time of year introduced with African musician drumming and festival conjurer and storyteller Angela Halvorsen Bogo.
13:00 – 14:00 CEST The Dove’s Egg and The Magnificent Dog - stories about the relationship between human beings and animals. Laura Simms and Angela Halvorsen Bogo.
14:30 – 15:30 CEST Ears that Open Mouths - a contemplative workshop. What deepens our lives and enriches our performances is heart presence and sensitive listening that call forth the magic in our stories. Rouse the light from within your being and meet the beauty and intensity of the midsummer sun with Laura Simms.
1600 CEST Midsummer Ceilidh (from the Scottish, pronounced 'kaylee' - means 'meeting'.) Everyone listens, everyone has a chance to share. Participants are invited to tell a tale, or recite a poem or sing a song as we co-create a flow of extravagant inclusion - following an invocation to the day with North Indian Raga song with Gauri Raje (India), African rhythms, Celtic song and Arabic Poetry, with Radhieka al Hakawait (Omna)
1730 CEST Blessing and close.
Zoom link will be to the email address you register with, shortly before the event.
If you would like to contribute in song, music, poetry or story please email firstname.lastname@example.org