This midwinter Creswell Crags is launching an exciting program of music, magic and storytelling delivered digitally right to your home! Creswell Crags Midwinter Festival of Folklore began with an appeal in September to some fabulous creative minds for help in putting together material for an online showcase.
Taking inspiration from our Witch Marks discovery, in Robin Hood Cave, the online Midwinter Festival of Folklore aims to explore themes around everyday beliefs, ritual, and superstition; to ask questions about how they relate to our ancestors and to us today. But the essence is a celebration of creativity and humanity’s inclination to tell stories, especially in the darkest times. Highlights of the Festival will include a Live session with Fabulous Folklore’s Icy Sedgwick, exploring our fascination with ghost stories and links with midwinter; folklore and ghost stories presented by the incredible storyteller and spoken word artist Adam Nightingale; recorded content from the fabulous folk of Whitby Krampus Run, a musical takeover by the Students of Red Tape Studios, and a performance by the multitalented Liam Vincent and the Odd Foxes, a Folk-Rock-Indie group whose performance is set to chase those Midwinter troubles away. There will also be talks by professionals from Creswell Crags, and a host of other content for you to enjoy!