"Telling Tales" A Fall Storytelling Festival for All Ages
Join us for "Telling Tales" in the heart
of Berkeley & travel the world with stories!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
1pm - 5pm (Gates open at 12:30pm)
Berkwood Hedge School
1809 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94703
Awele Makeba, Gene Tagaban and Noah Silverman St. John will perform at "Telling Tales" a community celebration of cultural tradition, creativity and spoken word. Numerous local tellers, reflecting a rich variety of storytelling styles, will join them---including Erica Blue, Anthony Fisher, Muriel Johnson, Jeremy Shafer, Kirk Waller and Walker Brents III. With an "all ages, all stages" approach, this family-friendly event is open to all.
Noah Silverman St. John
TELLING TALES Program -- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2012
|12:30pm||Gates and Food & Marketplace booths open|
|12:30pm||"The Hedgehogs" Music on the Main Stage|
|1:00pm||Welcome by Love Weinstock|
|1:15pm||Awele Makeba on the Main Stage|
|2:15pm||Noah Silverman St. John on the Main Stage|
|2:45pm||Break and Raffle drawing|
|3:00pm||First Community Stages with Jeremy Shafer, Muriel Johnson, Walker Brents III, "Tale Tellers" and "Open Mic" with Tom Meyer|
|3:30pm||Second Community Stages with Anthony Fisher, Erica Blue, Jeremy Shafer, Kirk Waller and "Open Mic" with Bill Lynch|
|4:10pm||Gene Tagaban "One Crazy Raven" on Main Stage|
We encourage you to walk, bike, BART, bus, or carpool to the festival.
Berkwood Hedge is 4 blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART.
There will be valet bicycle parking. Light snacks and refreshments will be available, as well as CDs and books by featured storytellers.
(Please no pets, alcohol, or glass containers.)
$10 for Adults and $5 for Children -- Gates open at 12:30 p.m.
ONLINE NOW or by calling Heather Halprin at (510) 883-6994
Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event
Heather Halprin, at (510) 883-6994; email@example.com
Berkwood Hedge School has a lively history of involvement in progressive education and social justice issues and celebrated its 60th anniversary with the first "Telling Tales" Festival in 2007. That day has grown into the now-annual community festival.
"In today's world, the art of storytelling is more important than ever. Stories build a sense of connection, identity, and community. With storytelling, we teach, entertain, pass on cultural history and form friendships and community".
-- Marti Mogensen, a "Telling Tales" co-founder
When You Tell a Kid a Story
Find out what why Berkwood Hedge School's Annual Storytelling Festival is so magical and such a powerful learning experience ... "when you tell a kid a story ..."View the Video
Food and Drinks
Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the festival from popular local businesses including Peets Coffee.
Books and CD's from many of the tellers will be available for purchase at the festival's Marketplace.
Berkwood Hedge School is located at 1809 Bancroft Way between McKinley Avenue and Grant Street, four blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.
Berkwood Hedge School is wheelchair accessible through the Grant Street gate. Disabled parking available. A Sign Language interpreter is available if requested by September 30, 2012.
Berkwood Hedge is a Certified Green School and we encourage everyone to recycle at the Telling Tales festival.
Find more answers to your questions in our Storytelling FAQ