A Voice to Tell Our Story
Beaford Arts

family friendly, storytelling

7+ (all welcome)

60 mins

Bridge Chambers

Thu at 12:30

Thu at 14:00

Thu at 16:30

Thu at 18:00

A Voice to Tell Our Story
Beaford Arts

Lisa Schneidau paints pictures in your mind, makes ordinary extraordinary: hear two new stories created with 100s of children from 10 local schools – showcasing young storytellers.

  • Join our hero and heroine on two wild adventures through the rolling hills and sparkling waters of North Devon
  • Meet talking and shapeshifting creatures as we travel through time to discover the magic in our landscape
  • Hear stories from the imaginations of our next generation of storytellers, inspired by story walks in their local community
  • A multimedia performance that transforms the ordinary into the extra-ordinary - are you ready to journey with us?!

A Voice to Tell our Story is the result of an exciting 3 year project led by Beaford exploring ways to help the next generation of storytellers in North Devon speak up, listen well, and have fun working together and learning through the arts.

More than 300 children, 10 primary schools, 4 artists, 1 amazing project – A Voice To Tell Our Story.

The result is original stories brought to life through illustration, photography and film.

In this performance, storyteller Lisa will share two of these brand-new stories alongside some of the many children aged 7-11 involved in the project who are taking their first brave steps in the world of storytelling. Everything you see and hear has been created by the children involved in the project.

As well as art, photography, and film projections, each performance will be complimented with live music by Jules Moberly on guitar.

Intrigued?! Come and join our whirlwind of words that travel you through a hero and heroine adventure story. From disasters and near explosions, to flying carpets, dragons and skeletons…where will each adventure take us? Certainly nothing is what it seems, and the impossible certainly is possible. We hope you enjoy it.

For more information about the project please visit https://beaford.org/avttos

Project Artists
Caroline Preston - Education Leader for Beaford and Visual Artist for the project
Dave Green – Photographer
Matt Biggs – Film Maker
Lisa Schneidau – Storyteller
Susan Luciani – Director (supported in adapting this work for stage)

We welcome you to view an exhibition of the project work. This will feature art, full class stories, photographs, and film.

Opening times:
Thursday 22nd June 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday 24th June 11:00 - 14:00

Beaford Entrance, Bridge Chambers, The Strand, Barnstaple, EX31 1HB

About Beaford
Beaford is a pioneering network of rural North Devon communities celebrating our land, our lives and our future. We share professional arts events in our villages; develop the extraordinary rural record of James Ravilious and Roger Deakins; and create new work with UNESCO’s North Devon Biosphere Reserve - a global designation recognising our unique environment. Beaford is a registered charity supported using public funding by Arts Council England.