Walsall Museum is using a £12,000 grant from the Arts Council to help share the story behind the borough’s historic Bayard’s Colts. A new play is being commissioned from playwright David Calcutt and there will be family storytelling events and an adult storytelling course.
The activities take place between April and June 2014 but tickets for all activities will be on sale from Tuesday 5 November, as they are expected to prove very popular.
Tat Man Tales: Stories from the Scrapyard
From his home in the scrapyard, the Tat Man brings you some of the stories he’s collected over the years, rag and tat tales, that want to get out into the world and kick up a bit of a rumpus. Join him and be prepared for anything. They’ll make your hair curl!
Actor and musician Tony Barrett plays the Tat Man in this new one-man show especially commissioned from David Calcutt and inspired by Walsall’s famous Bayard’s Colts. Tony has previously appeared as the Tat Man in the cycle of highly popular mummers’ plays staged within Walsall town centre.
Dates for the performances of the play at Walsall Museum are Saturday 12 April, Saturday 26 April, Saturday 3 May, Saturday 17 May, Saturday 31 May and Saturday 7 June 2014. Performances will take place at Walsall Museum and start at 2pm.
Tickets are £4 per person, no concessions, and are available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653116, email email@example.com or pop in in person.
Family Storytelling Days
Join award-winning storyteller Anna Conomos for a fun-filled family event at Walsall Museum. Meet evil kings, brave heroes and warrior horses in an interactive performance, inspired by the mysterious Bayard’s Colts. You will be dressing up and acting as you take on a character of your own.
All the family can participate.
The storytelling days will be taking place at Walsall Museum on Saturday 10 May and Saturday 24 May from 2-4pm.
Tickets are £1.25 per person for an adult or a child and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653116, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in in person.
Adult Storytelling Course
Find your unique storytelling voice on our storytelling course with international performer Anna Conomos inspired by the unique Bayard’s Colts. Anna has been leading storytelling courses worldwide for over a decade and specialises in providing easy and fun tools and exercises that will build your confidence in public speaking and performance. You will learn how to deliver a storytelling performance that will hold your audience captive.
The storytelling course is for adults and runs for six weeks from Tuesday 6 May to Tuesday 17 June 2014 with a break for half term, from 2-4pm.
Tickets are £10 per person for the full course and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653116, email email@example.com or pop in in person.
Storytelling for Primary Schools
There will also be four storytelling sessions in June 2014 for local primary schools to take part in an interactive performance with Anna at the Museum. Contact Walsall Museum on 01922 653116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and book your place.