Music and myth with an Indian flavour

A show which fuses live music and storytelling inspired by Indian myths, comes to South Shropshire this month. ‘Ganga: Indian Tales of the River’ has been booked by Arts Alive to be performed on March 18 at Clungunford Village Hall and on March 19 at All Stretton Village Hall.

Storyteller Emily Hennessey and sitar player Sheema Mukherjee conjure fast-flowing worlds of cosmic creatures, celestial curses, wise women and gods behaving badly in these Indian stories of liberation, love, life, truth and illusion.

Emily has previously performed at the British Museum, Soho Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Opera House, Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival and Delhi Storytelling Festival. Describing the show, she says, “When the River Goddess leaps from the skies, only Shiva’s hair can catch her wild torrents. But still she roars, surging from mountains to sea, leaving no stone unturned as she washes illusion from the truth.” ‘Visit for more information.

CAPTION: Emily and Sheema offer evenings of live music and stories.


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