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To watch our 'Kindful Cafe' videos and join in with us in activities related to Shropshire Folklore join FOLK FB group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/510537079412355/
There are links to YouTube after each description - just click on the link
 
 
1st May 10am
Folklorist & artist Anne Marie Lagram welcome to the project & introducing Shropshire Folklorists Georgina Jackson, Charlotte Burne & Mary Webb & making a Mayday circlet
https://youtu.be/jqByX3oCssI
1st May 2pm
Artist Mary Napper-White - May Matters: anecdotes and images exploring some Shropshire traditions around the magical month of May
Mayday traditionally marks the start of summer, join Mary to discover Shropshire traditions for this time of the year and perhaps you  could share your own memories and traditions for this special season.
https://youtu.be/qCZGPtD6m1Q
4th May 2pm
Musicians Whalebone - New harvests from old fields: Three Shropshire Tunes from Three Shropshire Women
Shrewsbury Quarry – The only dance tune recorded in the Shropshire Folklore book- Join in and learn with Char & Steve how to play this old folk song. 
https://youtu.be/SLVFNPLSnEM   
(downloadable PDFs of the music) 
 
 
6th May 2pm

Storyteller Cath Edwards - Mary Webb: Shropshire Author Reading Club 'Precious Bane'

Mary Webb's remarkable novels reflect her deep love of Shropshire and her knowledge of its folklore. Join Cath to explore Mary's life, her work and the landscapes and traditions from which she drew her inspiration.

https://youtu.be/clgTMRyFYbA

8th May 2pm

Craft Artist Sandra Ridgwell - May time Mini Book Tutorial inspired by nature & Shropshire folklore 

Find out how to make your own mini book with words and images inspired by May time Shropshire Folklore.

https://youtu.be/vi1XHKVEh-s

(Download instructions for making a concertina booklet)

 

 

 

 

11th May 2pm

Storyteller/Musician Sal Tonge, story musician. 'What's in there?' A partner game with endless possibilities. Gathered for publication in 1883 by Charlotte Burne, from Georgina Jackson's research

A family fun game, passed down through generations,possibly played in Shakespeare's time, this is an amplified version created by Sal this will keep you creating & 'storyfying' for hours!

https://youtu.be/MZbThj9SFTc

13th May 2pm

Storyteller musicians Suzanne & Jake Thomas -  'A stroll down a Shropshire lane' 

Shropshire words and folklore of Flora & Fauna 

Suzanne will introduce you to Georgina Jackson & her Shropshire Word Book and take you on a walk down her local lane and tell you of the forgotten words and folklore to be found there.

https://youtu.be/r5hIlp3OLxY

15th May 2pm; This event has been postponed until 15th June

Storyteller Andy Harrop - A History of the Giants of Shropshire: Part 1: The Beginning - The arrival of the Giants inspired by Shropshire Folklore Book 

18th May 2pm

Artist Carole Thorpe-Gunner- Wild Edric's bride Godda- 'have a go' arts activity related to the Shropshire Folklore Story of a faerie bride  

Carole will show you how to make a small wax swan & whilst telling a brief synopsis of the myth.

https://youtu.be/UVqnoPD_Ufk

 20th May 2pm

Storyteller Cath Edwards - Mary Webb: Shropshire Author Reading Club 'Precious Bane' 

Mary Webb's remarkable novels reflect her deep love of Shropshire and her knowledge of its folklore. Join Cath to explore Mary's life, her work and the landscapes and traditions from which she drew her inspiration.

https://youtu.be/scdvhoY2PyoV

22nd May 2pm

Author Kate Innes - 'The folklore of ancient trees'  Through poetry and short fiction  join in with Kate to explore how these living ancients provide home and inspiration 

Inspired by the story of the Royal Oak at Boscobel join Kate to look at the long history of veteran trees as sanctuary and objects of reverence through creative writing.

https://youtu.be/xSAT8lD1-SI

25th May 2pm

Storyteller/Musician Sal Tonge 'Country Courtship' a comic Shropshire ballad noted in 1886 of courtship set to a new tune by Sal 

Its the same old story....tongue tied and speechless in the face of huge emotion! Who hasn't been there?.... Sing along with Sal.

https://youtu.be/X9jUIvXoi2I

27th May 2pm

Artist Suzanne Antoney - Charms & Witchery Arts & Crafts to join in - 'Luck'

Join San in exploring & making Symbols to bring Good Luck & ones to ward away Bad Luck and witches as recorded in Shropshire Folklore.

https://youtu.be/bOBbAuJdYFg

29th May 2pm

Craft Artist Mandy Dyson - 'From Little Acorn's' an Oak Apple Day crochet brooch activity inspired by Shropshire folklore 

A crochet tutorial for an acorn and oak leaf brooch to commemorate Oak Apple Day, and in these uncertain times it could be a symbolism for better things to come.

https://youtu.be/777hbixVtOg

1st June 2pm

Musicians Whalebone - New harvests from old fields: Three Shropshire Tunes from Three Shropshire Women

Green Gravel – Mentioned in Precious Bane and features in the Shropshire Folklore book- Join in and learn with Char & Steve how to play this old folk song.(downloadable PDF of the music)

https://youtu.be/E-XtPTpSdcw

3rd June 2pm

Storyteller Cath Edwards - Mary Webb: Shropshire Author Reading Club 'Precious Bane'

Mary Webb's remarkable novels reflect her deep love of Shropshire and her knowledge of its folklore. Join Cath to explore Mary's life, her work and the landscapes and traditions from which she drew her inspiration.

https://youtu.be/aVV60l3tkGQ

5th June 2pm

Singer Songwriter Janie Mitchell sharing 'Harebell - A Song'

 based on personal interpretation and plant-lore.

This is part of a wider collection of songs about English wild plants in decline entitled 'Wayside: Songs of Plants of Hedge and Verge'.

https://youtu.be/_bt_5V3h0XY

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8th June 2pm

Storyteller musicians Suzanne & Jake Thomas -  'Folklore from a Shropshire garden' 

Shropshire words and folklore of Flora & Fauna 

Suzanne will take you on a walk down her local lane and tell you of the forgotten words and folklore to be found there. 

https://youtu.be/_ZMhoPQu3To

10th June 2pm

Craft Artist Sandra Ridgwell -  Summer Mini Book Tutorial inspired by nature & Shropshire Folklore

Learn how to make your own mini book with words and images inspired by Summertime Shropshire Folklore.

https://youtu.be/_pQNfcrwpQE

(available at 2pm on the 10th June)

12th June 2pm

Author Kate Innes - 'The folklore of Shropshire’s flowers' - Join in with Kate exploring a variety of writing forms to delve into the beauty, power and complex meaning of blooms

Learn about how flowers are ascribed many origins and powers in folklore - and can even be used as a language to inspire creative writing responses. 

https://youtu.be/gIqwguFFNEc

 

 

 

15th June 2pm

Storyteller Andy Harrop - A History of the Giants of Shropshire: Part1

The Beginning - The arrival of the Giants inspired by Shropshire Folklore Book 

Listen to Andy bringing to life the tales of Giants that once trod our Shropshire landscape and now abound in our Shropshire folklore.

https://youtu.be/EeRjFB0uOJI

17th June 2pm

Artist Carole Thorpe-Gunner - 'Wild Edric's Breakfast'.

Carole will show you how to make an old country recipe. 

https://youtu.be/I-i_q5POf6w

19th June 2pm

Artist Mary Napper-White introduces Midsummer Madness: Shropshire traditions around the Summer Solstice and Midsummer Day

Join Mary to discover some Shropshire traditions and to share your own memories around this anciently celebrated season.

 https://youtu.be/m6h3lsglph0

24th June 2pm

Artist Suzanne Antoney -  Charms and Witchery Arts and Crafts to join in -  'Plants'

Join San to explore the natural world used for charms to cure your ills.

https://youtu.be/AQLavTg9IHk

29th June 2pm

Craft Artist Mandy Dyson -  A 'knit' of bees in response to Shropshire Bee Folklore 

Knit a bee tutorial to create your own Skep of bees..... 'For so work the honey bees, Creatures that by nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom' - William Shakespeare 'Henry V'.

https://youtu.be/8JtAyKxM3jM

 

 

 

 

1st July 2pm

Storyteller/Musician Sal Tonge - 'A finger fiddle' based on the gathering of similes and sayings by Georgina Jackson fun for all the family.

Sal has pieced together some fun and colourful fragments of language. There's a chance here to learn some Makaton and British Sign Language too - these taradiddles and riddles are for EVERYONE!

https://youtu.be/jk69wsaeGRY 

6th July 2pm

Storyteller musicians Suzanne & Jake Thomas - 

'An Apparnful o' Gleanin's'

  Ceri & Rhiannon will share their favourite bits of Shropshire Folklore with the help of their mum & dad Suzanne & Jake

https://youtu.be/cLGnfVPsZDo

8th July 2pm

Craft Artist Sandra Ridgwell -  Harvest mini book tutorial inspired by nature & Shropshire folklore  

Learn how to make your own mini book of words and images inspired by Harvest time in Shropshire Folklore.

https://youtu.be/SiqqpDkYnfg

10th July 2pm

Author Kate Innes will guide you to create fantastic tales featuring     your totemic animal

In this session Kate particularly focuses on the fox but considers other animals you may attribute yourself to, in keeping with folklore traditions.

https://youtu.be/zqkLEn8K5U4 

 

 

13th July 9am

 Medgel the Witch

 Artist/folklorist Anne Marie Lagram collaborated with Richard & Arron of R&A Collaborations to make a video about Anne Marie’s journey into the world of Medgel the witch of Mitchel’s Fold stone circle.

https://youtu.be/h6ImFEmHIUc

13th July 2pm

 Artist/folklorist Anne Marie Lagram’s artwork from her project Medgel – Portrait of a Witch is accompanied by Suzanne & Jake Thomas rendition of their song about Medgel the witch. A folk story known in Shropshire.

https://youtu.be/3WTQkwgJXu0

15th July 2pm

Artist Carole Thorpe-Gunner - 'On Old Beacon Ring' a known site for Faeries in the Shropshire Folklore Book 

Family activity to join in making a Faery with Carole. You need an old Dolly Peg, pva glue and decorative fabric & 'bits & bobs'.

20th July 2pm

Storyteller Andy Harrop - A History of the Giants of Shropshire: Part 2. How the Giants made the County of Shropshire

Listen to Andy bringing to life the tales of Giants that once trod our Shropshire landscape and now abound in our Shropshire folklore.

https://youtu.be/pL0uYNDSR8Q

22nd July 2pm

Artist Suzanne Antoney - Charms and Witchery Arts and Crafts to join in - 'Animals'

Join San to explore the animals, birds & insects that had many associations with superstitions and magic.

https://youtu.be/DaQj_xAWS0M

24th July 2pm

Musicians Whalebone - New harvests from old fields: Three Shropshire Tunes from Three Shropshire Women 

Barley Bridge – Whalebone responding to a traditional rhyme quoted in Precious Bane and mentioned in Shropshire Folklore book. Join in & learn with Char & Steve how to play this old folk song.

https://youtu.be/-i-21ApKNw8

27th July 2pm

Craft Artist Mandy Dyson - 'Spirit of the Grain', Crochet tutorial on how to make a corn dolly to celebrate harvest time 

Make your own spirit of the corn through crochet. The magickal power of the dolly is not merely the object itself but the care and work put into it as a representation of the sacrifice we all make today to ensure a better tomorrow.

https://youtu.be/ZgIVkjByvYA

see below for pattern to download

29th July 2pm

Artist Mary Napper-White introduces Harvest Home: anecdotes and images exploring Shropshire Harvest traditions

As the harvest season begins, join Mary to discover how it has been celebrated in Shropshire and to share your own memories and traditions for this time of the year.

https://youtu.be/sfsChvd2Q7Q

1st August 'Lammas'

AML et al end of project/culmination day celebrating John Barleyco

10.30am

Burt Edwards singing the song John Barleycorn in a pub in Little Stretton,

Shropshire a long time ago.

https://youtu.be/HVet1LatSYM

12.30pm

Shropshire folklorists Georgina Jackson & Charlotte Burne are celebrated by the Tumnus family.

https://youtu.be/qq4jzooflyw

2.00pm

Common Ground perform 'On Breedon Hill' – a composition based on the words of A E Houseman’s A Shropshire Lad.

It was filmed at FOLK’s festival at Acton Scott Farm held in July 2019. 

https://youtu.be/9xp3nwQdH3M

4.00pm

Liz Stamps tells us about why we should consider novelist

Mary Webb as a Shropshire Folklorist. 

https://youtu.be/Aik5VeLWmEo

6.00pm

Jake & Suzanne Thomas closing the FOLK sharing the folklore of Shropshire project with a rendition of the archetypal harvest song John Barleycorn

https://youtu.be/ev7tQAiHwyw