Afrakan Storytelling Festival 2020
Date: 10am Thursday 23rd July - 6pm Sunday 26th July 2020
0758 222 8967
Ndeewunu (Welcome) to the Nne Agwu Storytelling Festival 2020
Nne Agwu (Mother of Wisdom / healing), 2020 is the celebration of our 10 anniversary produced by Shanti-Chi.
This year we are working in collaboration with Rise of the Griot, African Heritage writers group, Sister circle and many more.
Inviting exclusively Indigenous melanin rich Afrakan heritage people and families to join us on a 4-day family camp retreat to celebrate, promote and preserve the art of the oral traditions of storytelling. This year's themes are: Honouring our Ancestors and the application of the principle Ubuntu: I am because you are, You are therefore I am - Whatever effects individual effect all and what affect all effect individual. We will join together as a family, community and nation with our ancestors to determine our purpose and collectively work to build the community together and solve problems. The Nne Agwu Afrakan storytelling festival builds entrepreneurs who profit from working with integrity with its own community members to further the melanin rich indigenous culture. We apply the unique spiritual creativity gifted to us by our ancestors to divine a more beautiful and successful community. Be a part of our little Afrakan village on the English landscape. Make this a very special occasion.
Over the years and evolution of the Storytelling festival village, the aim has remained constant; to create a space in nature where we can come to share, learn about and create our heritage and culture using the oral traditions. Griot Chinyere’s vision is for the Diaspora community to gather outdoors, as we do back home, to celebrate, preserve and promote our culture through the storytelling artform. Use the art form for well-being, healing and empowerment for all melanin rich members of our nation. Great nations are made up great communities, made up of great families with great family values. Our ancestors are essential to our family values and our strive forward to rise and shine.
We are delighted to bring the finest artists, workshop leaders, well-being practitioners, craftspeople and entrepreneurs to share their talents, skills, products, knowledge and wisdom as part of the Nne Agwu community with continued support, locally and globally.
Throughout the year Shanti-Chi presents various other programmes and events, including monthly rambles, seasonal camping trips to some of Britain’s most stunning areas, Trips to Ghana, The Griot Way, an in-depth study of Storytelling providing personal and professional benefits and numerous expedition related workshops like fire building and foraging.
Let us continue to inspire visions through oral traditions!
From 10am Thursday 23rd July - 6pm Sunday 26th July 2020
Come and Experience the Afrakan Storytelling culture at its finest!!!
This year is a celebration of our 10th anniversary. The Nne Agwu Afrakan storytelling festival is unique. We bring you some of the countries finest storytellers. A fantastic weekend for all members of our community.
We have early morning yoga and martial arts, full days of workshops learning the skills of performing, writing, music, art, around the fire discussion and debate sessions, professional storytellers and musicians performing for our delight, night forest walks. We have an arts and crafts Afrakan market, Well-being practitioners and caterers providing delicious fresh foods.
This is the perfect retreat to relax amongst nature and reinvigorate self.
As well as weekend passes there are day tickets.
We have tents available to hire already set up!
Ahh a touch of luxury...hot showers and flushing toilets
Quotes from satisfied customers of previous events
"Visually Stimulating storytelling." Mark from Dalston
"Refreshing to see rebirth of storytelling." Eldridge Bodkin
"Excellent Magical." Fatima Dupres
"I want more more more please, NOW!" Theo Callister
"Captivating" Nicholas Joseph
"beautifully directed" Culture Space Canada Water