BERGH APTON ARTS
FIRE IN THE SUN
BERGH APTON CHURCH
1O NOVEMBER 2023
TIME : 7.00
TICKETS : £12.00
Hugh Lupton, Master Storyteller, writer, poet and performer is known not only the length and breadth of the British Isles but internationally too. He has been weaving his webs of words to lift us into some magic for nearly forty years.
In ‘Crying Like A Fire In The Sun’ he brings us tales from the Apocrypha and the Old Testament, books silted in stories of miracles and mysteries, tales from a distant world. Like all tales they grow in the telling.
He will tell of Demons, Dragons and Dreams, Angels and Animals, Love and Loss and the Voice from the Heart of the Whirlwind.
Knitted in with these wonders will be music and words of Bob Dylan.
This event is for adults.
Hugh Lupton’s interest in traditional music, in street theatre, in live poetry, and in myth, resulted in him becoming a professional storyteller in 1981.
For twelve years he toured Britain with the ‘Company of Storytellers’ (with Ben Haggarty and Sally Pomme Clayton). Their work was instrumental in stimulating a nation-wide revival of interest in storytelling.
Since the mid-nineties he has worked as a solo performer and collaborator. In 2006 he and Daniel Morden were awarded the Classical Association Prize for ‘the most significant contribution to the public understanding of the classics’ as a result of their performances of the Iliad, the Odyssey and the Metamorphoses.
His work with musician Chris Wood has resulted in commissions from BBC Radio 3 and the ‘Song of the Year’ at the BBC folk awards.
He tells stories from many cultures, but his particular passion is for the hidden layers of the British landscape and the stories and ballads that give voice to them.
He has published several collections of folk tales for children and two novels ‘The Ballad of John Clare’ and ‘The Assembly of the Severed Head’. Most recently a collection of his writings on myth ‘The Dreaming of Place’ has been published by Propolis Books (2022)
He is also a poet and lyricist.