• Storytelling Festival Returns for Midsummer at Martineau Gardens 21 st June

    Storytelling, story trails, live music from local musicians, dance and crafts are all on the programme for the Martineau Gardens Storytelling Festival.
    Community Garden Martineau Gardens and the Traditional Arts Team have joined forces to create the Martineau Gardens Storytelling Festival, a family friendly day, which returns to South Birmingham for the third year running on Saturday 21 June, 11am – 7pm.
    There will be a full programme of storytelling taking place through out the two and half acre leafy community garden – in the marquee and in locations around the gardens, from woodland glades to the sundial lawn. Confirmed performers include local storytellers Graham Langley, Cath Edwards and Catriona Heatherington.
    Music and the arts will be throughout the Gardens. Highlights include live music from local musicians, a ceilidh dancing workshop, story trails, a performance by children of Liquid Dance and more. Local artist Tom Jones, will be ‘ a wandering artist’, making postcard portraits of visitors and performers capturing the spirit of the festival. Children’s craft workshops with an environmental theme will be provided by Kika Kozar. Local stalls will be selling plants and crafts.
    Delicious food will be available from ChangeKitchen CIC and Earth Oven tales will encourage festival goers to feast on food and stories around the wood fired outdoor oven.
    Tickets are £6 adult, accompanied children free.
    Martineau Gardens is located at 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UG.
    Click here for further information at  on 0121 440 7430 or twitter@martineau27.

    Posted on 2nd June 2014