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The Ancients Podcast – Greek Gods and Goddesses Series

Sing Muses, sing to me a story of Olympus and the deathless gods who govern earth, sea and sky…

Since November 2022, our producer, Andrew Hulse, has contributed oral storytelling scripts to the HistoryHit original podcast The Ancients and their miniseries on the Greek gods and goddesses (as well as a few other classical myths). Each podcast in the miniseries begins with a performance of oral storytelling – a myth related to the god in question – followed by an interview with a subject specialist.

The Ancients, hosted by historian Tristan Hughes, is dedicated to discussing our distant past. Historians and archaeologists join Tristan to discuss specific themes from antiquity, from Neolithic Britain to the Fall of Rome.

The Needle’s Art

As part of The Needle’s Art exhibition taking place at the Bodleian Libraries (20/11/21 – 30/01/22), we have performed and filmed six stories (three short etymological stories and three full-length narrative stories). The exhibition is a display of contemporary embroidery produced by the students of Ornamental Embroidery and inspired by the 16th century Tudor pattern book, MS. Ashmole 1504, containing stylized pictures of trees, plants and animals.

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The Battle of Frogs and Mice

Sound the war-croak, sharpen every claw – the frogs and mice are going to war!

A tragedy has struck Bread Nibbler, king of the mice, and everyone knows who’s to blame: the frogs. Now a battle is coming to the pond and it’s time to pick a side: will you fight for the frogs or the mice? Originally told as an introduction to epic poetry for the children of Ancient Greece, join us as our storytellers guide you through an interactive adaptation of this tale, using traditional storytelling, improvised music and toy-box puppetry.
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