Nne Agwu Afrakan Storytelling Festival 2018

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Bears Wood, Crown Wood Lane, Croydon, London, UK CR0 9HJ

Ndeewunu (Welcome) to the Nne Agwu Storytelling Festival 

Nne Agwu (Mother of Wisdom / healing), 2018 will be the 6th annual storytelling festival produced by Shanti-Chi.

Inviting exclusively Indigenous African / African Caribbean heritage people and families to join us on a 4-day camp to celebrate, promote and preserve the art of the oral tradition of storytelling. This year we honour of Buchi Emecheta the GodMother of Igbo literature. Bring the stories you know she has written and share with us. Help us create a little bit of home here on the English landcape making this a very special occassion.

Over the years and evolution of the Storytelling festival, the aim has remained constant; to create a space in nature where we can come to share, learn about and create our heritage and culture using the oral traditions. Griot Chinyere’s vision is for the Diaspora community to gather outdoors, as we do back home, to celebrate, preserve and promote our culture through the storytelling artform. We are delighted to bring the finest artists, workshop leaders and craftspeople to share their talents and knowledge with the community and hope to keep doing so with continued support, locally and globally.

Throughout the year Shanti-Chi presents various other programmes and events, including monthly rambles, seasonal camping trips to some of Britain’s most stunning areas, The Griot Way, an in-depth study of Storytelling providing personal and professional benefits and numerous expedition related workshops like fire building and foraging.

Let us continue to inspire visions through oral traditions!

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