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In the last of the series of Autumn Talks at Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel, acclaimed storyteller Jane Flood tells magical tales from the Arthurian legends from the perspective of its powerful women and their connections with Dorset.

Jane has been a professional storyteller since 1990 and now has a hoard of over 500 traditional tales that have been collected, crafted and told on numerous occasions, and her story-telling has been described as spellbinding, moving and a luminous tour de force.

She has travelled widely, to Nepal, East Africa and South America, gathering and telling stories; over the past few years, however, her focus has been on more locally-based narratives.

She began researching the Arthurian legend when asked to perform a storytelling session on the women of Camelot and discovered the key roles they play in the legend which, she believes, is rooted in old stories of the area. She gives these ancient stories a relevant and fresh perspective, with themes that link us to the past and echo our modern lives.

‘Stories of the Women – An Evening with Jane Flood’ is on at Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel on Thursday, November 21. The event begins at 7pm and tickets are £10 and can be purchased online here, or on the door.


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