Of course, we all associate William Morris with fabrics, and if I say “African textiles” you’re probably already imagining rich colours and sophisticated designs. This Easter the beautiful William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow have invited me to tell African Folk Stories in connection with their current exhibition.

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Social Fabric – African Textiles Today explores the beautiful textile traditions of Africa in history and now. It also looks at how the tradition is evolving in response to modernity and how, as a non-verbal language, it is used to communicate things which are difficult to put into words. For more information about the exhibition click here.

 WMG Folk Tales from Africa

For my storytelling, just show up before 11am and get comfy (NB. the tickets are first come first served). It’s free, and you don’t even need to bring a child as a ticket of admission! If you do, stories will be best suited to children of 4+ but smaller are welcome too.

See you there I hope.

Giles ;{~

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