Storytelling

When a Park System was Self-Determined

Jul 14, 2016

On Saturday, July 9, we hosted a live storytelling event with Secretly Y'all and Untold RVA at The Hippodrome Theater in Richmond. Among the storytellers was Nathan Burrell, the Park Manager of the James River Park System. Burrell shared about Richmond history and the development of the parks along the James River. 

Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival

Apr 15, 2016

It's time for the Annual Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival, a celebration of stories, music, and nature. The festival begins Friday, April 15th and runs through Saturday, April 16th.  Among the many performers, the lineup includes  Kevin Kling, Barbara McBride Smith, and Bill Lepp.

For information about tickets and schedules, visit here. 

Big Blue Door

May 23, 2014
Big Blue Door

Story-telling is an ancient art, but it’s getting a modern makeover in Charlottesville where two refugees from the theater world in New York are offering classes and promoting regular story-telling competitions.

It’s a Thursday night in Charlottesville – a school night – but the Wooly Mammoth bar is packed with people anxious to hear stories, like the one told by actress Broocks Willich.  She and a friend had gone to Mexico to buy tile and were  stopped by three policemen who searched the friend, found marijuana, demanded and got a $400 bribe.

Barnum of the Blue Ridge

Apr 11, 2014

Some call him Virginia’s own P.T. Barnum.

Mark Cline and his towering roadside attractions are known throughout the state. Maybe you recall his April Fool’s Day Foamhenge Project….or Dinosaur Land in White Post, Virginia.  There’s 75-hundred pound “lady in the lake” now living in Alabama….., and a 9-11 tribute in Waynesboro.

Cline has hundreds of foam and fiberglass figures and characters, many live in Natural Bridge, where his Enchanted Castle studio is located.

The Sounds of the Mountains Festival

Apr 10, 2014
Sounds of the Mountains Festival

This weekend marks the annual Sounds of the Mountains Music and Story Festival in Fincastle at Camp Bethel.

Here's an excerpt past performances by headliners Donna Washington, Andy Offutt Irwin, and Ed Stivender.

For more information on the April 11 & 12 schedule and tickets visit Sounds of the Mountains.
 

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