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KALI

The story of the world’s wildest goddess

Told by Emily Hennessey

on 9th July 2019

From demure housewife to bloodthirsty goddess, gurgling infant to elephant man, meditating sage to cosmic fire-eater, Hindu mythology illuminates a mind-blowing world of radical transformations. Kali is one of the wildest shape-shifters of all. Demon-slayer, Life-saver, Supreme-Mother, Destruction-dancer; this goddess is truly Awesome. When an evil power spreads its clawed hands across the world, Kali’s time has come… Storyteller, Emily Hennessey, takes the wheel on a white-knuckled tuc-tuc ride through sunkissed palaces, fiend-infested forests and every cacophonous saffron-scented marketplace inbetween.Kali - July 2019

CAFE OPENS 6.30PM, STORIES START AT 7.30 PM. FREE PARKING, DISABLED ACCESS. 

EMILY HENNESSEY IS A BOLD AND DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE STORYTELLER. EMILY’S WORK IS OFTEN DESCRIBED AS INTELLIGENTLY COMPOSED AND BEAUTIFULLY PERFORMED, WHILE HER STORYTELLING STYLE IS SAID TO BE WARM, CAPTIVATING, BOLD AND WITTY, DELIGHTING AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES.

WORK AND EXTENSIVE TRAVEL IN INDIA HAVE KINDLED IN EMILY A GREAT LOVE OF HINDU MYTHOLOGY. EMILY HAS TRAVELLED OVER 10,000 MILES ACROSS INDIA BY TRAIN, BUS, RATTLING RICKSHAW AND RICKETY BICYCLE. SHE HAS LIVED AND WORKED WITH A YAK-HERDING FAMILY ON THE TIBETAN PLATEAU, STUDIED KATHAKALI DANCE-DRAMA IN KERALA AND SPENT SEVERAL MONTHS AT THE KATTAIKKUTTU SCHOOL IN TAMIL NADU, LEARNING FROM THE CHILDREN WHO PERFORM STORIES FROM THE MAHABHARATA THROUGH MUSIC, DANCE AND SONG FROM THE AGE OF 4.

EMILY CAME TO STORYTELLING WHILE STUDYING DRAMA & THEATRE STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT WHERE SHE MET STORYTELLER DR VAYU NAIDU. EMILY COMPLETED A STORYTELLING APPRENTICESHIP WITH VAYU, AND LATER TRAINED WITH BEN HAGGARTY. SHE’S ALSO HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF TRAINING WITH INDIAN PANDVANI PERFORMER, RITU VERMA. EMILY HAS TOURED IN INDIA WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL AND PERFORMED AT THE KATHAKAR STORYTELLING FESTIVAL IN DELHI. OTHER RECENT PERFORMANCES INCLUDE THE SOHO THEATRE, THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE AND BEYOND THE BORDER STORYTELLING FESTIVAL.WWW.EMILYHENNESSEY.CO.UK

 

Sadly the RNLI is unable to host us for our annual charity event this year, so we have chosen to benefit the Hillcrest Community Centre, which is celebrating its 21st birthday, to help to pay for urgent upgrades to fire systems in line with current regulations for public buildings.

The Hillcrest has been our welcoming home for the last 12 years – so do come and support us and them, so that we can both keep going for another 21 years.ALL PROCEEDS FROM TICKET SALES GO TO THE HILLCREST CENTRE ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR 21st BIRTHDAY

Age 12+

7.30 to 9.30pm at the Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Rd, Newhaven BN9 9LH.

Tickets £10 and optional fish and chips £4.50 (served hot at 7pm). Must be booked in advance through our website. Please specify number of tickets and number of fish and chips:https://guesthousestorytellers.com/coming/book/

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