CSI Annex. 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto. Celebrating Canada 150.
Bernice Gei-Ying Hune
Telling Tales From Gold Mountain
Born in Toronto, Bernice Hune retells folklore from China and creates new stories from Canada’s recent past. She recalls elders speaking in Cantonese about the Head Tax, the Chinese Exclusion Act and their determination for social justice. Bernice shares this legacy of stories in performance. Fresh from university, she performed as an actor, and then co-hosted a CBC radio program. Her work in education as a visual artist and an arts educator is widely recognized, and it informs her storytelling.
The World Beyond My Village
Starting from a very young age, Njacko Backo has been curious about the world. He was born into a musical family in a rural village in Cameroon, well isolated from the rest of the world. Despite grave warnings from his family that he would be eaten by cannibals, he was inspired to leave home at the age of 17 to explore, play music, and find his way to Europe. 15 years later, he arrived in Canada with a young family and has built a career as an award-winning professional musician and cultural ambassador for school-aged children in the GTA and beyond.
Artistic Director, Heather Whaley. Co-directors, Backseat Balladeers.
Faith United Church 1778 Nash Rd, Courtice, ON (all ages),
For 2018, the theme is Wise Fools. With Durham Storytellers.
Stories with this theme aim to inspire those who may not believe in their own innate wisdom, and show them that they have the ability to change their self-belief. And of course some tales will simply add humour and chuckles to our day, while the noodles, jesters and the foolish of the foolish surprise us with their natural instinctive wisdom!
Faith United on March 9 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm with Durham Storytellers
Public 1778 Nash Rd, Courtice, ON L1E 2L9 Contact Enid Decoe [email protected]
Northview Community Centre on March 15 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm with Durham Storytellers
Public Kathleen Smyth [email protected] NOTE: This will be a special World Storytelling Day program with featured storytellers at our new time, 7:00 pm, at Northview Community Centre, Oshawa (adults) during our regular monthly storytelling gathering. There will be an open mic following. Come Listen, Come Tell, Catch the Magic!