Kay Cook and I are performing an hour of tales! I will tell ‘The Handless Maiden: woman, wisdom and the woods’. After 4 years searching for words to express the value of our ancient woodlands in a world where ‘nature as commodity’ means we justify cutting them down… Georgia’s story – traditional fairytale entwined with trickster wit and wisdom – tells how the power of the feminine is redeemed by wild nature.
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The Ethical Farming Conference
The herdsman Charles didn’t alway work here at the Ethical Dairy. Previously he worked at a brand spanking new intensive dairy farm. The latter however took its toll on his well-being. Through his journey we come to understand what the economic pressures of cheap food are doing to farming and what the alternatives might be. It also helps us understand the connection between well-being of land, animal and human.
I will performing The Herdsman at The Ethical Farming conference, in conjunction with Charles, the subject of the story, who will talking about mental health in farming.
Friday, 1 February 2019, 7.30 @ Natterjacks Cafe, Ulverston with Storyteller Georgia Wingfield-Hayes and Musician Amy Boud