13th-15th May 2022 in Mynydd Llandegai at the Neuadd Goffa/Memorial Hall, Gwynedd LL57 4LQ.
You are invited to a unique, immersive weekend of storytelling for adults with Shonaleigh, the world-renowned tradition bearer and storyteller.
This is a rare chance to hear these ancient tales in the light and on the tongue, stories untold for two generations and barely spoken of for decades.
The Song of Lilith belongs to the Cycle of Hillel, which is the first of twelve epic, latticed, interlinked cycles of stories passed down through generations of Jewish women.
Lilith has always fascinated us. Is she a demoness or goddess? A wronged woman or strong wife?
The Song of Lilith reveals much about her true nature. Lilith has been dancing and crying on the shore from the beginning of time, calling to all women. In this tale we hear how three women joined her dance… and went on to change the world.
Shonaleigh is a Druts’yla, and carries on a living unbroken oral tradition passed down from grandmother to granddaughter. She knows around 4,000 tales that she can recall on request, using the lost art of ‘stories within stories’.
This telling of the Song of Lilith will be recorded as part of the Last Drut’syla Project to create an archive of this tradition’s stories.
This is an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in stories or in oral and lost cultures to come and help document and archive this tradition through listening, requesting stories, and asking questions. There will only be 20 places, so booking is essential.
This telling of Song of Lilith will start at 7.30pm on Friday evening (arrive from 6pm for a bite to eat first). Saturday’s session will run from approximately 10am – 9.30pm. Sunday will run from approximately 10am – 2pm. It will take place within a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of cushions and sofas, and cups of tea.
There is a charge of £100 to attend, to cover the cost of the room, basic lunches and dinners, and a fee for Shonaleigh.
Places for the weekend are strictly limited to 20 people, but we are opening up the Saturday night for a few more people to attend that section only as a standalone performance.
Booking, more info and FAQs are at:
Any queries? Call Claire on +44 (0) 7970 409 724 or email [email protected]