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November stories
25/10/2018 - blog

Llegeix-me en Català Léeme en Castellano From the moment my sister Maribel, pharmacist by profession and painter by choice, said: «Do you want me to draw you some folktales?» to the picture illustrating this entry, many things have happened, a bit as if we were on a cumulative tale. The show bimbirimboies! is composed by three folktales from different cultures that I have told a lot, enriched with other variants and shaped by listeners over time. Maribel reflected with her drawings her own perspective of the stories and then, due to life circumstances, this ...

October stories
03/10/2018 - blog

Llegeix-me en Català Léeme en Castellano The cycle is renewed: leaves are falling once again… and I travel once again through libraries with my kamishibai full of bimbirimboies, this time at Collserola’s Library, with some news that I must thank to Clara’s inspiration, a little girl that last spring interrupted abruptly the story for asking with eagerness: «This stories are HERE, in this library?» That day I had to answer no, but soon, very soon indeed, Clara and anyone who wants it will be able to buy the three stories of that show, illustrated by ...

september stories
04/09/2018 - blog

After spending the summer telling stories under the trees that surround Barcelona’s libraries with families from each district, I begin September with high stores of vitamin N and with the batteries fully charged. Fair enough, because the month begins full of action. On the 11th of September evening I will tell with my kamishibai at Catalan Books Week. If you have still not seen a kamishibai close-up and/or you don’t know what the bimbirimboies are, this is a good occasion to find out. On the 19th September afternoon, African folktales at Just M. Casero ...

Kulimatji for Kapilolo Mahongo
05/08/2018 - blog

The storytelling jam session of the 3rd September at Olokuti’s Yard will be a very special occasion, as we want to dedicate it to Kapilolo Mahongo, storyteller and spiritual leader of the !xun people, who passed away the last May. We would like to remember him and pay tribute to him in the best way we know: gathering and telling “kulimatji”, which means “our stories”; those stories that we shared with Kapilolo. And the stars lined up for us to gather, as we will enjoy the presence of Helena Cuesta, Ignasi Potrony, José Manuel de ...

Storytelling Jam at Olokuti’s Yard
03/08/2018 - blog

Stories at Olokuti’s yard are back. Three only jam sessions with 2, 3 or 4 storytellers. For young and adult audience. Storytelling Jam session at Olokuti’s yard 30th July, 27th August and 3rd 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 Marisol Cumare, born in Venezuela (Caracas), ...

secret maps of Barcelona trees
21/06/2018 - blog

Today summer begins and if it wasn’t because the shadow that offer us our biggest brothers, the trees, walk through the city would be really hard. But what do we know about the trees that surround us? And what they say about them folktales, myths and legends from around the world? If you want to know them a bit more, I invite you to discover them together with the workshop “secret maps of Barcelona trees”, visiting the trees that surround our libraries. Hurry up and register, places are limited! secret maps of Barcelona trees arboretumtum workshop for ...

at the beginning of time
05/06/2018 - blog

At the beginning of time, the first human beings asked themselves questions, and some of their answers have reached us in the shape of myths and folktales. Next Sunday, at the Science Festival, we will listen stories from different peoples and cultures of the world where ecology, sustainability and biodiversity is very present, as it already existed long before occidental civilization put a name on it. Exactly at the beginning of time, as the ancient people will say. 12th Science Festival (see all programme here) Sunday, 10th June At the beginning of all times Time: ...

3 grandmas in Girona
30/05/2018 - blog

Next Saturday I will tell again, this time in Girona, the adventures of three courageous grandmas which face the most extraordinary dangers, guided by poems from Montserrat Vayreda, Màrius Torres and, of course, Carles Fages de Climent. A new opportunity to know the adventures of Francisqueta, Maria and Caterina. Àvies d’anada i tornada (Grandmas that go and come back) Storytelling session in Catalan Free entrance From 4 years Saturday 2nd June at 11:30h Biblioteca Ernest Lluch C/ Saragossa, 27 17003 Girona

on Thursday, bimbirimboies
15/05/2018 - blog

Still with my eyes full of green from the botanic garden, I prepare the kamishibai, because on Thursday we have bimbirimboies to share. See you at the library! bimbirimboies! – folktales with kamishibai storytelling session in Catalan (Alt Empordà) from 4 years, free entrance Wednesday 17th May at 18h Library El Clot – Josep Benet Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38 08018 Barcelona Metro: Glòries (L1) Bus: 7, 60, 62, 92, 192, H12 Tram: La Farinera (T5, T6), Glòries (T4, T5, T6)

spring festival at the botanical garden
06/05/2018 - blog

Everything arrives. Spring and the festival. This year has been a long time coming, but next Saturday I’ll be telling stories to the trees and to anyone who wants to listen. Planta’t al botànic! Sunday 13th May, from 11:30h néixer, créixer i florir 4 miniworkshops of 20 minutes each with folktales inspired or related with trees that sprout, grow and flourish in the Botanic Garden 11:30, under the Ficus rubiginosa f. glabrescens 12:15, next to the Kiggelaria africana 13h, in the Volunteers’ Square, under the pine tree 13:45h, under the twin olive trees ...