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october stories
16/10/2019 - blog

Llegeix-me en Català Léeme en Castellano I have been a bit missing from this blog lately. It has been a difficult time. Time to say goodbye to beloved friends, time to let go, time to take care of others or of myself. Also time to study, to learn to sow, and above all, to wait. And this waiting has bore fruit, namely, in the form of a squash. Thanks to the seed I sow at the beginning of the environmental education’s course, the squash you can see in the image was born, and it gave 46 whole seeds more: a bunch of possibilities of new life. As it happens to me ...

Storytelling Jam at Olokuti’s Yard
09/08/2019 - blog

Llegeix-me en Català Léeme en Castellano This September stories come back at Olokuti’s yard. Two only jam sessions with 2, 3 or 4 storytellers. For young and adult audience. Storytelling Jam session at Olokuti’s yard The 3rd and 10th September at 19h. Free entrance – limited seats Activity subject to weather conditions Olokuti C/ Astúries, 36 Metro: Fontana Bus: 114, 39, 22, 24, V17 Helena Cuesta, storyteller, cultural facilitator and tourist guide. She tells what she dreams, reads or hears. Lives and shares art and culture. www.helenacuesta.com ...

May stories
30/04/2019 - blog

Llegeix-me en Català Léeme en Castellano April has been a hectic month. And it seems that May will be, too. Stories in libraries, at the Ateneu Roig as well, with Teresa Ribas and Teresa Arrufat, with whom we had a wonderful time choosing stories… And stoties in a hidden place that has never been open to the public before: the cloistered nuns’ old laundry at Pedralbes Monastery, during the Museum Night. And talking about monasteries, let me tell you already that in June I will be at the Sant Miquel de Fluvià Crafts Fair, which also hides another monastery, ...

april stories
02/04/2019 - blog

Llegeix-me en Català Léeme en Castellano Discovering books at Bologna Children’s Book Fair, I take a moment to send you the storytelling events for April, with some special performances. See you soon! Sunday 7th April at 12:15h Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon storytelling with kamishibai in Catalan (+8 years) free entrance – limited seats Món Llibre Teatret Biblioteca (see programme) CCCB C/ de Montalegre, 3 Barcelona 08001 Metro: Universitat (L1) Tuesday 23rd April from 10 to 12h 1, 2, 3, 4 dragons folktales in Catalan (+4 years) ...

stories in Fraga
30/03/2019 - blog

Tuesday 19th February I leave home very early to catch the first train. At the exit of Lleida’s railway station, the subtle blinking of car headlights greet me: Patricia McGill is waiting for me in her car, nervous due to her daughter’s messages, who is expecting a baby and today is her due date. Besides, she is already having contractions since last night.  Maybe the child will be born under the influence of the super moon? We head for Fraga through a landscape blurred by fog, subtle and mysterious, matching perfectly with our uncertainty: will Patricia be ...

march stories
04/03/2019 - blog

Llegeix-me en Català Léeme en Castellano Back from Festival Fraga T Cuenta, from which I will tell you about very soon, and with a lot of new projects on the go, I almost forget to inform you about the storytelling performances from this month. So it seems that in the artist’s life, soon other later you need to do a juggling act to reach everything. And it works. This month I will bring my kamishibai to Palafrugell and Castelló d’Empúries, and I will also go to the storytelling marathon of Torre Llobeta Cultural Centre, to celebrate the World Storytelling ...

february stories
29/01/2019 - blog

Llegeix-me en Català Léeme en Castellano January has gone fast busy working from inside, like trees in winter. I use to have the impression that in the world we actually live only gives value to results, finished products, external work, and not to the path, the stop, the detail. And yet without this silent and invisible task, nothing would happen. Last Saturday on the Serralada de Marina Park I met the first flowering almond tree; after spending some time unnoticed, now it announces us that spring is coming with a joyful scream of white flowers. It is my turn to ...

happy 2019
31/12/2018 - blog

Llegeix-me en Català Léeme en Español Following the tradition to welcome the New Year, here you have a story, this time collected by Penninah Schram, an awesome storyteller I have recently discovered, who has devoted her life in telling stories and folktales, songs and proverbs from the Jewish tradition. The story that I have chosen, that of course includes a tree, comes from the Talmud (Ta’anit 23a) and she used to listen that story from her mother, who also used to listen it from her father… Let’s leave the story follow its travel through time, and us ...

December stories
18/12/2018 - blog

Llegeix-me en Català Léeme en Castellano The Cherokee people say that once upon a time a sparrow with a wounded wing couldn’t follow his family flying to the south and had to spend the winter in the freezing forest. The little sparrow asked for shelter to many trees, and all of them rejected him, except the pine tree, who said: “I don’t know if my leaves will do you much good, they are as thin as needles, but it is all I can offer you”. Thanks to the pine tree, the sparrow survived the cold winter, and since then, all trees lose their leaves ...

november updates
10/11/2018 - blog

I have two updates for the November agenda. The first one is that in spite of the rain we enjoyed the storytelling tour last 31st October; in fact the demand was so great that another tour has been programmed for next Wednesday. And the second one is that the leaf fall has officially arrived to my street, and bimbirimboo as well. I already begun to bring them around last Sunday, but I had not time to tell you until now, because the translation of the new Yuval Zommer’s illustrated book about birds, and the leaves I can see falling from my window in intricate ...