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Maiden in The Moor as part of Marchland Season

Early-music specialists Maiden in the Moor revive for us the music of Occitania, a vanished kingdom that once straddled Southern France and Northern Spain. The Occitan Troubadours sang of loyalty, love and longing, and their language and music survived through travelling poets and illuminated songbooks long after their culture was devastated by the Albigensian Crusade. Their work had a profound…

The Importance of Story-telling

It happens every time we turn on the television and look at our phones, when we over-hear gossip or look at a meme. Storytelling is part of the human experience. It is a phenomenon that is not limited to the pages of a book or the brush strokes on a canvas, and can be simply spoken over the phone.   It…