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A story-telling performance from Lisa Schneidau In a world of magic and miracles, Yggdrasil the ash tree holds all of creation in its roots and
A story-telling performance from Lisa Schneidau
In a world of magic and miracles, Yggdrasil the ash tree holds all of creation in its roots and branches. Odin the Allfather hangs upside down from the great tree, waiting for wisdom to come. But what happens when the ash tree falls sick?
Ash is one of our commonest trees, bringing many gifts: timber, fuel, tools, inspiration and protection. Now ash dieback is on the march through our countryside, and in ten years’ time most of our ash trees will be lost.
Lisa Schneidau tells The World Tree: a storytelling dedicated to our beloved ash trees, past, present and future. Here’s a tangle of Norse myth, Irish legend and English folktale, where you can hear the latest about our tree pandemic, learn some juicy reptilian insults and discover what happened after the world really did end.
NOTE this session will not be recorded or made available in the archive.
Speakers for this event
Lisa Schneidau is a storyteller, author and environmentalist based in Devon. Lisa's storytelling is a warm mix of ancient tale and keen observation of the natural world, casting traditional stories in a contemporary context. With an ecological background and over twenty five years working in wildlife conservation, Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge and infectious enthusiasm to her audience. Lisa has a diverse portfolio of performance, workshops, community storytelling and training at festivals, nature reserves, arts centres and schools, with the benefit of 15 years’ storytelling experience. She is the author of Woodland Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland (History Press, 2020) and Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland (History Press, 2018). River Folk Tales will follow in 2022. More about Lisa’s work, storytelling and writing at www.lisaschneidau.co.uk Facebook: @LisaSchneidauStoryteller Twitter: @LisaSchneidau Instagram: @lisaschneidau Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07814 168953