Mazed Tales
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Mazed Tales is a collection of the traditional tales of East Cornwall, sifted from the old collections and retold for the website by local writers and storytellers.

The tales have been bought alive again on the streets, in the classrooms and by the firesides of East Cornwall within the ambitious transmedia community project, Mazed, and the innovative illustrative story project Mazed North.

Get to know witches and wreckers on the wild north coast, saints and mermaids in the sheltered south, giants on the high moor and everywhere ‘piskies’ playing.

Find out about the forgotten female folklorists of North Cornwall with Nellie/Enys and Bill Chubb, Sue Field and Nina Hills.

Saturday 6 May, 15:00-16:00
Plymouth University

Tickets are available to reserve and purchase online in advance. Please note advanced booking closes at 23:59 on Friday 5 May. Alternatively, tickets are available on the door on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Sue Field

For many years, Sue Field has hidden in a Cornish wood sewing costumes and worlds for Puppetcraft and making story blankets and has recently been involved in mazed into tale telling too.

Nina Hills

Nina Hills has worked with Bish, Bash, Bosh on The Beast of Bodmin Moor and with Trebiggan Productions on The Giants of Cornwall. She is a Director and Workshop facilitator on Konnichiwa Kernow with Play It Again Theatre Company and an Assistant Director on Ikea and the Whale with Cake Productions. More recently, she has set up the theatre company, Little Trebiggan, which focuses on puppet shows on Cornwall, performed in Cube Essential Theatre's 2016 production of The Crucible. 

Society for Storytelling

The Society for Storytelling was founded in 1993 to support and promote storytelling in England and Wales. They provide a central place to find out about storytelling events, to ask for advice on using storytelling, about workshops and guide aspiring storytellers through the practice.

Their annual Gathering welcomes professional, emerging and aspiring storytellers from across the UK for a weekend of storytelling, workshops, performances and more. The 2017 Gathering is taking place in Plymouth as part of the Plymouth Festival of Words.

Find out more about the Society for Storytelling.

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