Stories and music from India’s great river

STORYTELLER Emily Hennessey and sitar player Sheema Mukherjee return to Dorset’s rural touring arts charity Artsreach from 19th to 21st November, with a new programme of storytelling with music.

Ganga  – Tales of the River, will be at Wootton Fitzpaine village hall on Friday 19th November at 7:45pm. Powerstock Hut on Saturday 20th at 7.30 and Shillingstone’s Portman Hall on Sunday 21st at 7.30.

When the River Goddess leaps from the skies, only Shiva’s hair can catch her wild torrents. But still she roars, surging from mountains to sea, leaving no stone – or ego – unturned as she washes illusion from the truth. In the heavens, bored brothers steal the holy cow and face a terrible punishment – a life on earth!

A king has more sons than space, but taking a fancy to the Sky God’s palace is never going to end well. A woman journeys deep into the kingdom of death to demand the impossible. And when a tiny fish flips out of the river, a young girl holds the end of one world and the beginning of the next in her hands.

Emily Hennessey and Sheema Mukherjee have been fusing storytelling and music for many years, specialising in Indian mythology, with music that draws on both Indian classical and contemporary traditions.