Telling tales around the fire­side

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODPASTIMES -

THE Sto­ry­telling Kuier, which will take place in Dar­ling this week­end, is a rare op­por­tu­nity to in­dulge in a pas­time which brought joy, knowl­edge and fel­low­ship to our an­ces­tors since ear­li­est man dis­cov­ered how to con­trol fire.

At !Khwa-ttu San Ed­u­ca­tional and Cul­tural Cen­tre, you can lis­ten to sto­ries told in the an­cient San lan­guage as the sun drops be­low the At­lantic.

There will be trans­la­tors for those who don’t un­der­stand the lan­guage.

The events starts at 4pm with a trac­tor ride to the tra­di­tional Bush­man vil­lage, and, be­sides the tales, a steam­ing veni­son stew with pot bread from the fire will be served.

Should you wish to kin­dle your imag­i­na­tive pow­ers, a work­shop us­ing a com­bi­na­tion of pup­pets and “sand play” will be held at the !Khwa-ttu con­fer­ence room to­day from 12.30 to 3pm. It will be fa­cil­i­tated by Gil­lan Bar­ton. Cost is R90.

To­mor­row at the farm Kilin­dini, renowned pro­fes­sional sto­ry­teller Gilly South­wood will weave a num­ber of fun and in­ter­ac­tive tales suited to chil­dren aged 4 to 12. The chil­dren will no doubt be equally in­trigued by the rug­by­play­ing pig.

The event starts at 11.30am and costs only R25 a child.

Tick­ets are lim­ited to keep the event small and cosy, so book­ings are es­sen­tial. Call Mary at 082 684 5575 to en­sure a space around the fire. – West Cape News

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