I wrote and devised a story for the York Wall postcard trail, part of the Takeover Festival. It was based on the true tragic story of the Jews being persecuted in Medieval England inside the York Walls. See the full review here "Bland mesmerised the viewing public with her take on York’s folk tales – specifically, the story of a young girl and the fate of her Jewish community. Skilfully combining spoken-word performance with the historic, Louise Bland successfully revived a
When Felicity Maries, Sarah Henderson and I got together to run Stories# we thought, why don't we get together and sing a folk song at the end of the night, after all, we all sing. We stood up and sang our song, the crowd loved it, we thought ' we sound quite good together'. So the next Stories#2 we sang two songs and you can probably guess what happened next. We sing old folk tunes about women thwarted in love from the 18th century etc. So real happy stuff. Some spirituals a
It's been a year since our first Stories# night. What a year! We have had an amazing eclectic mix of acoustic music artists. And true to our word, we focused on story based performers, having a remarkable mix of spoken word, poets and of course Storytellers. Watch this space for Spring 2018's Stories# night. Hub Coffee House - 1 Kennington Rd, SE1 7QP Proceeds to the Oasis Trust to fund the Food Bank and other charitable causes that the organisation runs.