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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Time: June 19, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Street: 125 Arborway,
City/Town: Boston
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Phone: 617.524.1718
Event Type: folk, music, performance
Organized By: Diane Edgecomb
Latest Activity: May 18, 2015

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Ancient legends of trees with music and songs from cultures around the world accompany a twilight stroll through the beautiful groves of the Arnold Arboretum. This performance event, specifically designed for this tree sanctuary by award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain takes us to some of its loveliest spots. Stories and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset.


About Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain
This duo has been featured on NPR and at storytelling festivals, coffeehouses, theaters, and garden clubs. Diane is known for her unique style of storytelling, where she embodies the various characters and scenes in a tale, bringing each moment alive. For this she has won the first national Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Margot Chamberlain’s versatile approach to harp and song brings an underlying poetic weave to support each tale. Expect to laugh, be moved, and leave your cares behind.

Two performances: Friday, June 19 and Saturday June 20, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Tickets are $20 through June 10th and $25 after. Tickets Available Now

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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