Red Bead Woman: An Earth That Thinks In Myth, Dr. Martin Shaw

RED BEAD WOMAN - AN EARTH THAT THINKS IN MYTH with Dr. Martin Shaw.

The weekend will have two separate sessions (you are welcome to attend one or both):

SOLD OUT - 23rd of March - Friday night 7-9.30pm, which will be a storytelling performance.

- 24th of March - Saturday 10-4pm - full day workshop.

Tickets still remain.

FRIDAY 23rd of March:

Stories of Resistance and Delight:

We are living in interesting times. Much that is toxic in our culture is right up and in our face. There have rarely been moments when we need mythic intelligence more than now.

Myth states that it’s not just women in one corner, men in the other, but that in each of us a great kingdom presides: filled with forests, remote castles, giants, witches, lovers, the dreams of the earth itself.

If we’re listening hard enough.

So how do we tune our ears? How do we learn to speak?

Shaw will bring electrifying storytelling, deep poetics and mature urgency to this question. From Celtic, Russian and Siberian sources; he will bring myths from the very edge of the fire.

Because, at a moment like this, only they will do.

SATURDAY Day workshop: 10 - 4pm.

RED BEAD WOMAN:

In Siberia, there still exists a barely whispered rumour of a folk tale about a woman who lives at the very edge of things. It is told that when she arrives at her wedding in the village, precious red beads will pour from her mouth and black pine martens will run at her feet: a culture that revives both village and forest will be born.

Join mythologist and storyteller Martin Shaw for a day exploring this electrifying myth.

A man whom poet Robert Bly claims “speaks an outlaw language—Shaw is one of the very greatest storytellers we have; a true master.”

He will carry this immense story faithfully.

During the day with Dr. Shaw, several questions will run like wild horses alongside the story:

“What does it mean to trade comfort for shelter?”
“How is betrayal a gateway into soul?”
“What could it mean to speak a red bead language in times like these?”

If you are interested in storytelling, current affairs, creative writing, indigenous cultures, myth and soul, then this is not to be missed!

“Eloquent and elegant, Shaw offers an irresistible invitation” Malidoma Some

“A conjuror of the first order, faithful in bone and tongue to his home ground, a master practitioner of what he advocates” Stephen Jenkinson

“The first time I heard Martin Shaw perform, my jaw dropped, and it is still dropped. He channels story through rapture. Imagine that there is a door, and that if you went through that door there is a party going on, At that party you would find Lady Murasaki and Scheherazade, and Caedmon, and Mark Twain, and did I mention Dylan Thomas? These are Martin Shaw's people. Come on back to that room.” Tony Hoagland, author of Twenty Poems that Could Change America.

TO BOOK:

£15 for the Friday night storytelling performance starting at 19:00PM

£60 for the Saturday workshop, which will start at 10AM and finish at 16:00PM with a break for lunch at 13:00 (lunch is not provided).

To book your place please pay into PayPal: mythandstories@gmail.com - please provide the full names of the people attending.

Places are limited - no tickets on the door.

Aimed at adults, not suitable for children less than 12 years old.

For any queries, please e-mail Andreas at mythandstories@gmail.com

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26A Station Street, BN7 2DB
Lewes
23 March , Friday 19:00

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