Hold Up Death!

Janet Dowling


Region:
South West
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
professional
Fee:
Paid
Category:
Entertainment
Updated:
24th March 2019
Tagged:
Storytelling | Death | Folklore

Death and taxes are the only certainties in life- and our folktales reflect this. Death as a character appears in many tales across the world, and this talk explores and tells some of them.

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About Janet Dowling

Janet is a storyteller and folklorist- finding the old stories and sharing them with new audiences. But she also researches and digs deep for the stories behind the stories, whether it be one of the 39 different versions of RedRiding Hood or the real secrets of Bluebeard. She performs professionally as an oral storyteller, and runs workshops for people to learn the skills of storytelling. She won a prize from the Folklore Society for her paper on "Naming the Green Man of the medieval church."


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