Wessex Folk Tales: Story-telling with Tim Laycock
28 October 2022, 10:30am - 11:30am
Participatory folk stories and songs for all the family.
The first stories that Thomas Hardy heard were local legends and tales, told by his grandmother in front of the fire on long winter evenings. In later life, he included many of the themes and characters in his poems and novels.
Tim Laycock tells and sings folk tales and story songs from Wiltshire and Dorset for all the family , accompanying himself on concertina and guitar. How big was the Wonderful Crocodile? Where did Jack go in the Magic Boat? And how did Old William outwit the Bull? Come along and find out!
Tim was born in Wiltshire and grew up in Dorset. He has told traditional stories all over the West country. Tim is also the artistic director of The New Hardy Players, and the author of Dorset Folk Tales for Children.
Daily: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Bank Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Dorset MuseumHigh West Street
Dorchester DT1 1XA
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