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Colin McAllister at Munt de Mots

16/10/2016 - blog

We are already in Autumn and soon it will be Samháin, the end of summer for the Celts. And talking about the Celts, this week visits us Colin McAllister, an Irish storyteller that I had the pleasure to meet last year in the Festival Baltica and who will be in Barcelona during the Festival Munt de Mots (here you have the full program) sharing his stories with everyone who wishes to listen them.

I see Colin as a real «homo narrans»: on every step he takes a story arises naturally, as he has seen his parents, his uncles… in an environment where folktales, events and family anecdotes transformed in myths enriched the times of day most awaited, when all the family gathered to eat or spend time together. In a context where storytelling is seen as a consumer product, Colin and his stories, and specially how and why he tells them, becomes more precious, as it takes us to a time when telling was considered something as usual as eating and breathing, as well as something magic and sacred, as it allowed to remember those who are not here anymore and they still accompany us through stories.

Colin will tell a little tomorrow Monday at the festival’s opening gala, Wednesday at El Carmel Juan Marsé Library, where I will accompany him with translation (if this is possible, to translate stories), and Thursday in Poble Sec Francesc Boix Library. Everybody will be welcomed.

Monday 17th October, at 8pm
Opening 7th Munt de Mots Festival
Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius
Plaça Anna Frank s/n
Metro: Fontana
Free entrance

Wednesday, 19th October, 18h
Colin McAllister, Storytelling for children
Storytelling in English with translation into
Catalan by Susana Tornero.
Library El Carmel – Juan Marsé
C/ Murtra, 135-145
Metro: El Carmel i El Coll – La Teixonera (L5)
Bus: 24, 28, 86, 92, 119

Thursday, 20th October, 19h
Colin McAllister, Storytelling for adults
in English, without translation.
Biblioteca Poble Sec – Francesc Boix
C/ Blai, 34
Metro: Paral·lel (L2 i L3)
Bus: 20, 24, 36, 57, 64 i 157

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