FIre in the North Sky by Nick Hennessey & Suunta

  • The Pamela Hambro Hall
  • January 27
  • 19:30 - 22:00
  • £10
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Travel to the extremes of the Finnish landscape and experience authentic myths, tales of Finland’s epic heroes and journey with them to the dark river of the underworld. Leading UK storyteller Nick Hennessey and three virtuoso Finnish musicians bring these 2000 year old stories to life with a touch of offbeat fun, enchantment and evocative music that moves between dancing flutes, infectious rhythms and hauntingly beautiful sung melodies. Be transported by songs, adventure and the stories of Kalevala, Finland’s national epic and cultural treasure, equal to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, or the old English Beowulf. From the mythic creation of the sky and earth, to the forging of the Sampo, a mystical object which brings infinite bounty, to seduction spells and a mother’s love for her son; Fire in the North Sky combines epic feats of heroes like Väinämöinen and Lemminkäinen with very human stories of love, loss and longing. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear stories from Kalevala performed live and to experience the absolute pinnacle of Finnish contemporary folk music, touring Dorset through Artsreach, the counties arts charity. Suitable 12+

“Terrific, very powerful… exhilarating…monumental” Audience Feedback