Tellabration: An Evening Of Storytelling

November 14, 2012

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, will be hosting a special cultural event on Friday [Nov 16], called Tellabration: An evening of Bermuda Storytelling, and interested members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Tellabration will take place in the Bermuda Room of the Elbow Beach Hotel from 7.00pm – 9.00pm and is an occasion where some of Bermuda’s most recognised oral historians come together to share stories about the Island’s folklife traditions.

The presenters on Friday include, Florenz Webbe Maxwell, Shernette Caines, Penny Fowkes, Sara Westhead, each who will be addressing attendees about different aspects of Bermuda’s culture.

The origins of the event stem from a US tradition that occurs in the lead up to the Thanksgiving holiday. Tellabration originator J.G. Pinkerton envisioned this international event as a means of building community support for storytelling.

In 1988 the event was launched by the Connecticut Storytelling Center in six locations across the state. Billed as a great success, the event extended to several other states the following year, and then, in 1990, expanded nationwide.

Since that time, it has garnered worldwide appeal and this Friday, Bermuda will participate in this global event. Tickets for the event are $5.00 and can be purchased from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, located in the Dame Lois Browne Evans Building.

For more information contact, Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson, Folklife Officer at 292-1681.

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  1. Y-Gurl says:

    This should be awesome, the PLP are masters of storytelling! What an appropriate event.

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  2. Family Man says:

    I wonder if they'll tell the story about the country that once had the highest GDP per capita in the world only to fall through a combination of corruption and incompetence to a state where they now encourage their poor and destitute to emigrate to other countries to take advantage of the social services offered there. Its a very sad story but I wonder how it all ends.

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