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Sat, 16 Jul



Tom Phillips- Storyteller- Devils, Death and a Hessian Sack

Join Storyteller Tom Phillips for an evening's retelling of this classic tale and other stories.

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Tom Phillips- Storyteller- Devils, Death and a Hessian Sack
Tom Phillips- Storyteller- Devils, Death and a Hessian Sack

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16 Jul 2022, 19:00

Todmorden, Centre for Folklore Myth and Magic

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Devils, Death and a Hessian Sack:

What price a lifetime of loyalty? What price for a generous, true heart? What price for love? All worth a farthing or maybe more?

A tired soldier, on his way home from war, with a generous heart and an empty belly, finds luck and fortune in the most unlikely of places.

Follow the Soldier on a journey that spans a lifetime, trying to save those closest to him

but paying the ultimate price in return.

A classic tale retold for today. Tom will be telling this tale alongside other engaging stories from his repertoire suitable for over 14s.

Tom ‘the Tale Teller’ Phillips is a part-time professional storyteller, part-time author, full-time Site Manager running a museum and country park and a full-time husband and father of 2 very energetic little ones.

Starting his life as a trained primary school teacher, Tom began telling his tales to his class on a Friday afternoon before venturing into grown-up storytelling. That was nearly 15 years ago. In this time, Tom has told stories across the land at storytelling clubs, in schools, at festivals big and small, and other social clubs (his favourite being a wine and beer club).

Alongside that, Tom has always had a passion for writing and has used his storytelling and knowledge of folklore to help him write several articles for Folklore Thursday. Following this, he had the chance to write Leicestershire Folk Tales for Children for the History Press, shortly followed by Forest Folk Tales for Children a year later. Both of these books are available now.

Tom has always loved stories, from his Dad telling him Brer Rabbit stories at bedtime to telling his own children stories around the fire in the garden, stories and storytelling run through his veins. His animated and loose style engages and captivates audiences of any age.


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