Tim Ralphs is a storyteller and active exponent of narrative in art. His storytelling is rooted in the oral tradition: the craft of a speaker weaving language and gesture to entrance an audience and bring a tale to life.
Tim Ralphs gained much acclaim at ‘The Young Storyteller of the Year’ competition in 2007, and was a British Award for Storytelling Excellence winner in 2012. He has performed everywhere from majestic Teutonic castle at Alden Biesen in Belgium, to the muddy Shropshire fields of The Festival at the Edge, to the sophisticated theatres of Soho and The Barbican. His audiences find him equally captivating whether they are partaking of some cake in a cafe, sitting spellbound around a fire in the woods, or dancing furiously while he lays down his words over a frenzy of experimental rock.
His stories are drawn from a rich medley of myth and folk tale, but also include live adaptations of absurd texts and wondrous re-imaginings of classic fairytale material in evocative urban settings. As an ambassador and advocate for storytelling, Tim’s repertoire reflects the need for the craft to appeal to today’s listeners and tomorrow’s tellers.
Taking place after normal opening hours in the museum’s War Gallery, and with a bar for evening drinks available, this promises to be a truly memorable experience.
£7 per person. This event is suitable for ages 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
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