What’s in a name?

  “To fill my rising song with sacred fire, ye tuneful nine, ye sweet celestial choir! From Helicon’s imbowering height repair, attend my labours and reward my prayer!” Batrachomyomachia, Homer (maybe)   A question we get relatively frequently here at Helicon HQ is why on earth we decided to call ourselves Helicon. No, it’s not after […]

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Who is Homer?

‘Here the earth covers the sacred head, adorner of warrior heroes, divine Homer.’ – 36, Life of Homer, Pseudo-Herodotus. Welcome to the second instalment of our weekly blog. It’s been an exciting week for us; we’ve announced our Edinburgh Fringe shows (we’ll be on at Assembly Roxy between 6th and 19th August) and had a […]

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Hello world!

‘Sound the war-croak, sharpen every claw – the Frogs and Mice are going to war!’ Hello and welcome to the first instalment of Helicon Storytelling’s new, weekly (hopefully) blog! It’s really exciting to be working on our debut show The Battle of Frogs and Mice this summer and we’ll be announcing a whole load of dates […]

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Welcome to Helicon Storytelling! We are a performance storytelling company who set out to reinvigorate the telling of stories from the Ancient World, and engage with a variety of audiences; many of whom may not have had the opportunity to explore the classical world before. We have lots of exciting announcements coming soon regarding shows this […]

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