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30 JANUARY

STEEL CITY TALES

WITH SIMON HEYWOOD

Simon Heywood shares the tales of a ghoulish Barghest that stalked the city of Sheffield , and a blind fiddler with a puzzling request.

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14 FEBRUARY

THE BLUE ROSE

ST. VALENTINE'S SPECIAL

A war-weary King unexpectedly finds a Queen and soulmate.  But when tragedy befalls them, what unhallowed powers will he turn to in his quest to get her back?

Welcome to Lore & Legend, bringing you original performances and fresh interpretations of legendary tales inspired by the rich traditions of world folklore and mythology. Each new podcast series explores a new anthology of stories drawn from the world's myth cycles. With regular stories from your hosts Rick Scott and Sebastian Odell, and guest tellers from the contemporary UK storytelling scene.

RICK SCOTT

Rick is a carer, illustrator and storyteller working in Sheffield. He wrote his PhD thesis on the history of dreams in the 17th Century, and is passionate about creating art inspired by storytelling, myth and history.

SEBASTIAN ODELL

Sebastian is a writer and teller of tales, indulging his strange imagination whereever and whenever he can. He lives in Sheffield because there are folk songs, stories and hills just around every corner.

TIMOTHY RALPHS

Tim Ralphs is a storyteller and active exponent of narrative in art. He also works as a public engagement consultant connecting academic researchers with non-specialists.
      His storytelling is rooted in the oral tradition: The craft of a speaker weaving language and gesture to entrance an audience and bring a tale to life.

CARMEL PAGE

Carmel is a storyteller: her lively stories include traditional folktales and stories from her own life. She co-runs The Story Forge, a storytelling club at the Fat Cat in Sheffield and she teaches storytelling to children and adults.  She also performs with Flying Teddy Bears.

        Yorkshire Folk Tales for Children is Carmel’s first book published by The History Press in 2018.

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SARA PEARL

Sara Pearl is a writer and researcher in English Literature, Fiction, Theory of Narrative, Poetry, Theatre Directing, Screenwriting  and Psychology.

     She has been inspired by her father’s ghost stories, her mother’s family histories, and her maternal grandfather’s love of local folklore and folk tales.

SIMON HEYWOOD

Simon Heywood completed a PhD on contemporary storytelling at Sheffield University’s National Centre for English Cultural Tradition in 2001 and has lectured in creative writing at Derby University since 1996.

     He has toured nationally and internationally in live and contemporary storytelling, and created original commissions for storytelling festivals.

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ROBERT BENTALL

Robert is a composer, performer and researcher working with electroacoustic music. His works,  hybridise ambient, folk, dance, improvised and experimental music.  He composed Lore & Legend's theme music and much of the music for our first series  Strange Britannia.

ELLIE BURTON

Ellie is a music teacher, composer and environmental enthusiast living in Sheffield. She is at her most content when surrounded by forests, folk music and furry creatures. Her music is featured in The Curse of Pantannas and The Hart & The Hind.

CALEB HENESSY

Caleb is a composer from New Hampshire in the USA. He loves making Medieval and Ancient inspired music as well as soundtracks, orchestration and video game music. His music is featured in The Blue Rose and season two The Gates of Dream.

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