Myths, Legends & Folktales: Storytelling with Phil Okwedy

Posted by Tenby Museum on Oct 20, 2019 Blog, Event Archive No Comments

On Wednesday 30 October, performance storyteller Phil Okwedy will be bringing his imaginative narrative skills to Tenby Museum and Art Gallery for a session that will examine myths, legends and folktales. The event is part of the nationwide Welsh Museums Festival.

Phil was born in Cardiff to a Welsh mother and Nigerian father. He draws deeply on his dual heritage and multiple cultures in his performances. Phil regularly performs in storytelling clubs and has featured at Beyond the Border and Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival, as well as at Kea Festival in Greece and Fabula Festival in Sweden.   In 2018 he published his first book, Wil & the Welsh Black Cattle, a set of Welsh folktales framed around the mythology of the ancient cattle drovers.

Curator Mark Lewis said, “We have worked with Phil on several occasions and his skill at holding an audiences attention, bringing a story to life and making this audience part of the story is second to none. We are very excited to have Phil back to celebrate Welsh Museums Festival and really look forward to his take on myths, legends and folktales.”

The event starts at 10am and runs until 12.00pm. There is no charge for attending but a donation to the museum would be most gratefully received. Please do get in touch if you are interested in attending (01834 842809). It is suitable for all ages.

Stoyteller Phil Okwedy