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Wed, 17 Apr

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Lisburn City Library

Lisburn City Library Yarnspinners with Shonaleigh

Shonaleigh is a drut’syla (storyteller) from the Yiddish oral tradition. She has worked as a storyteller within the secular world for the past 30 years across the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, United States and New Zealand. Contact the library to book your place. Suggested donation £3.

Lisburn City Library Yarnspinners with Shonaleigh
Lisburn City Library Yarnspinners with Shonaleigh

Time & Location

17 Apr 2024, 14:30 – 16:00

Lisburn City Library , 23 Linenhall St, Antrim, Lisburn BT28 1FJ, UK

About the Event

Shonaleigh is a drut’syla (storyteller) from the Yiddish oral tradition.  She has worked as a storyteller within the secular world for the past 30 years across the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, United States and New Zealand.  She was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Award in 2009. She was UK deputy national Storytelling Laureate 2010-12.  She performs from the Barbican to Burngreave Village Hall, from the Albert Hall to Albert Park, Unstone, international festivals in the US, New Zealand and Europe, and all points in between. Her commissioned pieces include The Tower Of Bagel,”Fool of the Warsaw Ghetto;” “The Ruby Tree;” “The Golem;” “The Golden Labyrinth;” and other work. She has completed commissions for the British Library, the British Museum and Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival, and is a regular contributor to BBC arts programmes. She is currently Artistic Director at House of the West Wind/College of Storytelling.

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