PROGRAMME 

NNE AGWU AFRAKAN STORYTELLING FESTIVAL 2018

Best African Storytellers and Leadership Facilitators UK

This years Nne Agwu Afrakan Storytelling Festival 2018 is in honour of the engaging and talented Buchi Emecheta. Her powerful feminine melanin rich spirit as Mother of Igbo literature, has played an essential role inspiring visions with the oral tradition of Afrakan storytelling. We are thankful to our most esteemed ancestor. We affirm her spirit will grace us as we hoonur her work with the support of her son Sylvester Onwordi. 

 

Come and join us to make this a truely beautiful and wonderful occassion. 

SECURE YOUR PLACE 

 book here

All activities are based around the theme of "selflove is the revolution", using the book titles and Buchi Emecheta. We have left enough space for you to relax, eat, make new friends, deepen old connections, commune with nature, visit our craft market and treat yourself to a healing session or two.

FRIDAY 27th July

 

There will be food, snacks and juices available for sale on arrival.

 

12.00pm - 3.30pm 

WELCOME TENT Registration 

TENT ERECTING and SETTLING - If you have booked a tent or need help erecting your own tent, please arrive in good time so we can take the time to support you. 

 

3.30pm

HOUSE KEEPING and HEALTH and SAFETY - A time to ask questions about the weekend. It is important to be present. 

 

4,00pm

Storytelling games to help you mix and mingle

 

5.00pm Opening Ceremony with Sylvester Onwardi, Amasade and Griot Chinyere

Drum Call

Nne Agwu Song

Chigwa ceremony

Ndeewunu

Call & Response

Chi Shake

Team (Ashanti, Akeba, Khurnum, Itricia, Kamaria, Sekhamtat)

A Divine intention - affirmation creation

Chanting and Drum beat

Healers presentation

Nne Agwu song

Drumming / dancing

 

6pm DINNER starts

 

8.30 - 10.00pm by the Fire Side

Traditional Storytelling performances with

Griot Chinyere

Eli Anderson

Ngoma Bishop

Nikki Norton Shafau

10.30pm - Acoustic Music in the woods

Open jam sessions in the woods with professional kora player, drummer and guitarist, Music, to move to.

 

Midnight - forest walking with Griot Chinyere

SATURDAY 28th July 

 

6am - 7.30am

Yoga Adult    - Nkechi Abeng

 

7.00am - BREAKFAST Begins

 

7.30am -9am                                    

Yoga Children - Michelle Campbell

 

9 - 10.30am

Storytelling Workshops      

 Carving workshop - Ken Macalla                   

 Introduction to Storytelling - Eli Anderson                

 Playback theatre - Breathing Fire                   

 

11am - 12.45pm

Storytelling Workshops      

Prose and Rhyming Couplets - El Crisis            

Story writing workshop - Ngoma Bishop

 

 12pm LUNCH starts

 

3.00 - 4.30pm

Storytelling Workshops  

Joys of story Children workshop - Sandra Agard

Kora and storytelling - Jali       

Drumming - Angie Anderson

 

5.00 - 6.30pm

Storytelling Workshops  

poetry and stories for children- Theo Callista                

Master in African storytelling - Griot Chinyere

 

     

   

6pm DINNER starts

 

8.30 - 10.00pm by the Fire Side

Traditional Storytelling performances with

Griot Chinyere 

Sandra Agard

El Crisis

Eli Anderson

10.30pm - Acoustic Music in the woods

Open jam sessions in the woods with professional kora player, drummer and guitarist, Music, to move to. 

 

Midnight - Forest walking with Griot Chinyere

SUNDAY 29th July 

 

6am - 7.30am

Yoga Adult    - Nkechi Abeng

 

7.00am - BREAKFAST Begins

 

7.30am -9am                                    

Yoga Children - Michelle Campbell

 

9 - 10.30am

Storytelling Workshops      

 Carving workshop - Ken Macalla                   

 Introduction to Storytelling - Eli Anderson                

 Playback theatre - Breathing fire                    

 

11am - 12.45pm

Storytelling Workshops       

Prose and Rhyming Couplets - El Crisis            

Story writing workshop - Ngoma Bishop  

 

 12pm LUNCH starts

 

3.00 - 4.30pm

Storytelling Workshops  

Joys of story Children workshop - Sandra Agard

Kora and storytelling - Jali       

Drumming - Angie Anderson

 

5.00 - 6.30pm

Storytelling Workshops  

poetry and stories for children - Theo Callista                

Master in African storytelling - Griot Chinyere

     

   

6pm DINNER starts

 

8.30 - 10.00pm by the Fire Side

Traditional Storytelling performances with

Griot Chinyere 

Nikki Norton Shafau

El Crisis

Eli Anderson

10.30pm - Acoustic Music in the woods

Open jam sessions in the woods with professional kora player, drummer and guitarist, Music, to move to. 

 

Midnight - Forest walking with Griot Chinyere

Monday 30th July

 

6am - 7.30am

Yoga Adult - Nkechi Abeng

 

6.30am

BREAKFAST Begins

 

7.30am - 9am                                    

Yoga Children - Michelle Campbell

 

9-10.30am

workshop Rehearsal

11.00-12.45pm

workshop Rehearsal

1.00 - 2.30pm

CLOSING CEREMONY

Drum Call

Community sharing

CLOSING thoughts

A FAREWELL RITUAL

6pm Leave the site

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