City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Grimm tales and Scottish folklore marry in a feast of raconteur talent


By Lindsay Corr - Posted on 30 May 2013

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•The Scottish Grimm Connection presents the premiere of their first programme “Alike & Afar”.
•German Storyteller Svenja Krüger wanted to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Brother Grimm tales and combine them in a programme with stories from the land she says her heart feels at home – Scotland.
•Calum Lykan, a true Scotsman and passionate storyteller, forms the other part of the Scottish Grimm connection. Together they show in a special programme the hidden bond between Scottish folk tales and the tales of the two gifted Grimm brothers.

On Friday 7 June at 7.30pm, the Scottish Storytelling Centre will host the wonderful premiere of a one of a kind storytelling programme. The Scottish Grimm Connection will bring their show Alike & Afar to life for the first time in the home of Scotland’s stories.

The collaboration is formed by two passionate storytellers: Svenja Krüger and Calum Lykan. One from Germany, bringing a variety of fantastic Grimm tales; the other a true Scotsman with a liking for adventurous and magical folktales. Svenja explains how the connection came to fruition: "I grew up with the tales of the Brothers Grimm and while travelling in Scotland I discovered so many connections in the story cultures of the two countries that I wanted to put them together in one show. In the Scottish Grimm Connection Calum Lykan brings in the Scots and I bring the Grim(m) and that evening we truly live to tell the tale."

Come along and enjoy two word spinners as they build a bridge between different story cultures in an adventure not to be missed!

Tickets: £8 (£6)
Online Booking: www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk
Telephone Booking: 0131 556 9579
In Person: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR

Svenja also presents Taste the Tale and Smell the Story on Saturday 8 March at 11am and 3pm for children (age 4+) to interact with Grimm stories: "In my events for children I like to combine storytelling with creative arts or experiences for the senses, so the children can live the tale using their whole being. In between ‘Once upon a time’ and ‘They lived happily ever after’ lies so much more than just a story!"

Tickets: £5 per child
Online Booking: www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk
Telephone Booking: 0131 556 9579
In Person: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR