Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Ghostly Gala at Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Oct 24

Ghostly Gala

Hosted by Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum with Storytellers Circle of Halifax members Pat Dickson and Elinor Benjamin

Spooky Tales at Dartmouth Book Exchange

Dartmouth Book Exchange‎Spooky Tales by Storytellers Cindy Campbell-Stone & Steve Vernon

Join Dartmouth Book Exchange for a Night of Spooky Tales told by Professional Storyteller Cindy Campbell-Stone, liaison of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society. The first 20 people to register will be guaranteed a seat- after that it is standing room only. To register just call, e-mail, message or visit the store.

 All advanced registrants will be entered into a draw to win a copy of Bluenose Ghosts donated by the Helen Creighton Folklore Society.
**Winner of the draw must be present to win.
***This event is appropriate for children 10+, but they must be accompanied by an adult, as it is not for the faint of heart.

NEW: Steve Vernon will be joining Cindy in telling some of Nova Scotia's Spooky Tales. He will be bringing a selection of his books for purchase & signing after the event.

Brand new copies of the 2nd ed. Bluenose Ghosts in Trade Paperback will be for sale at the event. There will also be a limited amount of used paperback copies.

Ghosts guarding buried treasure, phantom ships, haunted houses and supernatural warnings of death—these are just some of the strange and mysterious phenomena that you will encounter in Bluenose Ghosts. These unexplained mysteries are all the more chilling because they are based on personal experiences of ordinary people, told to Helen Creighton, one of Canada’s most respected and renowned folklorists, over a period of thirty years. So when the moon is full and the wind is howling, be prepared to be spooked by apparitions and things that go bump in the night.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Coast to Coast House Concert - Aug 15, 2019 7:30 pm.

To members of Storytellers Circle of Halifax

A real  “Coast to Coast”  House Concert  - Not just Vancouver to Halifax ☺
Thursday evening Aug 15 at 7:30 pm.  
Pay what you can admission - Suggesting $10. 

Limited to about 20 people, members first. Non-members can be put on waiting list.

Victoria Storyteller and English Professor, Moira Walker, researched and told  the story of Viola  Desmond when Desmond was chosen for the $10 bill. She is looking forward to telling this story in Nova Scotia.
To make this truly Coast to Coast we have nabbed Gaurav Madan, a Storyteller from St. John’s, Newfoundland, who is passing through Halifax on the 15th en route to run a marathon at Spencer’s Island near Advocate Harbour.  More about Gaurav Madan at  https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/storytellers-directory/gaurav-madan.html

Contact  902-469-8572 or elinorbenjamin@gmail.com to reserve a space and get directions to the venue.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Put this on your calendar: Judith Cohen at Storytellers Circle of Halifax Sep 16

Sep 16 at Local Women's Council 7:00 pm.
989 Young Ave, Halifax, NS
Save the date for this special edition of our Storytellers Circle of Halifax gathering on Monday Sep 16.
This is a two hour presentation (with Break) feathering Ballads of the Sefardic Jews of Spain and the second half about tracing and collecting them. There will be no Open Mic this evening. Regular sessions will return in October.

Admission:  Pay what you can - $15 suggested

Ethnomusicologist, singer, teller - I sing stories and tell songs from many traditions - Sephardic from Morocco, Turkey, Greece and the Balkans; Spanish and Portuguese villages, Francophone Canada, Yiddish, Medieval Europe....  leading the audience through mini-labyrinths of the  stories of the people I learned them from, and my own stories of traveling and singing. I am happy to present in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese, and to adjust programmes to different audiences. I often accompany myself with traditional string and/or percussion instruments. 

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