Yarn Storytelling Festival

Yarn Storytelling Festival Bray takes place from 11 – 19 November 2017. With a rich line up of both Irish and international storytellers, the programme has something for everyone.

Highlights include:

Eddie Lenihan

Eddie Lenihan, is an Irish author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster. He is one of the few practising seanchaithe (traditional Irish lore-keepers and tale-spinners) remaining in Ireland. He has been called “one of the greatest of Irish storytellers” and “a national treasure”. Don’t miss your chance to join him in the unique setting of Bray’s Town Hall chambers – what better a place for him to weave his magic. Prepare to be spooked.

Betelnut Family Fun Day

The Betelnut Café at Mermaid Arts Centre invite you to a free fun day as a massive thank you for all of your support over the past year. Families will be entertained with cupcake decorating, face-painting and, of course, stories galore.

Len Cabral

Len is an award-winning internationally acclaimed storyteller who has been enchanting audiences for decades. A great grandson of a Cape Verdean whaler whose grandparents immigrated to America from the islands off the coast of West Africa, Len’s strong Cape Verdean ancestry comes alive in his exuberant retelling of African, Cape Verdean, and Caribbean folktales as well as original stories and tales from around the world.

Tour of the Stained Glass Windows at Christ Church, Bray.

Have you ever wondered about the story behind stained glass windows? Well here is your chance to join Sarah Greene as she brings us on a guided tour.

Many of the windows are memorials to people connected with Bray.  Come to Christ Church to hear their stories and see for yourself the beauty of the windows, from the romantic style of Lavers & Barraud to the Celtic imagery of A.E. Child.

Sarah Greene is the assistant archivist in Christ Church, with a particular interest in the history of these stained glass windows.

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