Telling tales around the fireside
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