#Leicester50 StoryFest
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#Leicester50 StoryFest

#Leicester50 StoryFest

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Friday 3 and Saturday 4 March 2017

#Leicester50 StoryFest is a storytelling festival looking at all aspects of the art, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of BBC Leicester.

We will be exploring the techniques used by journalists, musicians, artists and writers as they tell their tales at a host of free events throughout the two days.

The events are all free and will be held at BBC Leicester and Leicester Cathedral.

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Friday 3 March

Venue: Leicester Cathedral

1000-1200 Cathedral Stories

What stories do cathedrals tell? In this creative workshop, led by tutors from the University of Leicester’s School of Arts, children will draw on the cathedral’s history to create their own original writing. They’ll learn what flash fiction is, and how to model a story from an object. Selected pieces will feature on the Centre for New Writing’s blog.

Workshop leaders: Dr Jonathan Taylor, Dr Mary Ann Lund


Venue: BBC Leicester

1100-1600 Stories of Leicester Food Fair

Come and sample the tastes and tales of the best Leicestershire food, from cheese to pies, bread to cider and preserves to Gujarati specialities

1300-1400 Smart Phone Stories

Senior BBC Academy multi-media trainer, Deidre Mulcahy, shows you how you can capture the best video on your phone – and the principles that make great pictures tell amazing stories. Bring your smart phone along!

1415-1515 Sound Stories

Multi-award winning radio journalist Hugh Sykes, who reports for PM, The World at One, The World This Weekend and Broadcasting House, talks about weaving stories for the most visual of mediums: radio.

1530-1630 Sneaky Tales and Undercover Stories

BBC investigative internet expert Paul Myers shows how to track and trace stories and secrets through the thickets of the internet.




Saturday 4 March

Venue: Leicester Cathedral

1000-1600 Every picture tells a story

Staff will be on hand to tell the stories behind a selection of the cathedral windows. This is mainly for a younger audience and there will be activities for children to take part in, including getting dressed up as a Roman soldier. The eagle-eyed may even spot the football in one of the windows.

1000-1600 Peregrine Scavenger Hunt

Find the facts about the cathedral’s peregrine falcons hidden in the cathedral gardens and use them to fill in the questionnaire that will be available. Prizes will be available for completed questionnaires. The peregrines are usually seen in the early morning and late afternoon so bring your binoculars!

1000–1600 Name the painting!

Local artist Kirsteen Thomson will be at the cathedral with her latest painting featuring King Richard III, the cathedral and other themes. It will be on display for one day only and Kirsteen is looking for suggestions from you for a title for this piece of work.

1100-1145 and again at 1330-1415 How to bury a medieval King

Canon Pete Hobson tells the inside story of the reinterment of King Richard III, and how the king was laid to rest.

1430-1515 A Leicester Story: Joseph Merrick, the ‘Elephant Man’

New author Joanne Mungovin tells the story of Joseph Merrick and Victorian attitudes to deformity.


Venue: BBC Leicester

1100-1600 Stories of Leicester Food Fair

Come and sample the tastes and tales of the best Leicestershire food, from cheese to pies, bread to cider and preserves to Gujarati specialities

1200-1600 Virtually real stories

Drop in on the VR film experts from the National Space Centre and experience the new story telling medium of all-around vision and sound

1100-1200 Smart Phone Stories

Senior BBC Academy multi-media trainer, Deidre Mulcahy, shows you how you can capture the best video on your phone – and the principles that make great pictures tell amazing stories. Bring your smart phone along!

1215-1315 Stories Without Words

Mark Ashford, head of guitar at Birmingham Conservatoire, leads a guitar masterclass and explores how the art of storytelling can add resonance to music

1500-1700 Drop in to the story of Leicester City!

Join BBC Leicester editor Kamlesh Purohit to go behind the scenes as BBC Leicester broadcasts live from a Foxes match. We’ll be running this session throughout the broadcast, so just turn up!


Venue: Leicester Cathedral

1930-2030 Toward Stillness: a concert telling stories, in words and music, about evening

The choir of Leicester Cathedral

De Montfort University Gospel Choir

Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo

With music by Howells, Rachmaninov, Scarlatti, and a new work by Ryan Probert

And words by Tennyson, Carol Ann Duffy, Ana Blandiana, Edward Thomas, Christina Rossetti and John Heath-Stubbs read by actors from the De Montfort University Demon Theatre society

A bar will be available in the Cathedral from 6.30pm.


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