CALENDAR

Jan
20
Fri
Rainforest Legends @ Wellington School, Belmont, MA
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane performs Rainforest Legends for 1st graders at Wellington Elementary School. This will be Diane’s lucky 13th performance for the Wellington School! If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

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From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands. Legends tell how the Amazon Birds grew feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow, why three Invisible Hunters came to haunt the Nicaraguan rainforest, and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey.

Jan
22
Sun
Life Stories Workshops @ Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, MA
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WINTER’S TALES

Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of the Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. This January and February, Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb will bring storytelling workshops as well as a shared-stories event to Pilgrim Church to brighten up the winter months. Come for the first workshop session and get your feet wet! Learn about story while discovering storytelling nuggets from your own life. Come for the second session as we go in-depth with our tales, finding out how deeply satisfying it can be to craft an experience from life into a tale to be shared. Those who wish can be coached to share a seven-minute story – Moth style – at the final evening presentation on February 11th at 6:30 pm where Diane will also present her true-life tales.

Jan
23
Mon
Storytelling Workhop @ Cambridge Ellis School, Cambridge, MA
Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Diane will be leading a Storytelling Workshop for the teachers of the Cambridge Ellis School. The school is celebrating the art of storytelling for their 2016-2017 school year and is bringing in Diane as a professional development opportunity for the teachers.

This workshop covers the many ways the art of storytelling can enrich the classroom experience of pupils and educators alike. From encouraging students to tell their own stories to using folk tales to enhance curriculum, the many uses of storytelling will be discussed and explored. Using a combination of lecture/demonstration and simple participatory exercises, this workshop gives educators tried and tested ways to use storytelling to enliven learning.

Here is what others have said about bringing her workshop into their school:

Thank you so much for your outstanding work with students and staff during the past two days. You are a wonderful storyteller. The classroom visit further enhanced the student’s understanding and the teacher workshop was super! All of us learned so much.

– Diane Willard, Squantum School teacher, Squantum, MA

Jan
26
Thu
Once Upon A Wintertime @ Lextended Day @ Hastings Elementary School, Lexington, MA
Jan 26 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Diane returns to the Lextended Day program at Hastings School to entertain students on their early release day. Diane has been a favorite at Hastings School having brought her storytelling there to entertain and enlighten since 2004!!

ONCE UPON A WINTERTIME

Warm your hearts and your imaginations with this performance of tales from long ago. These stories of wintertime magic and fun range from the lyrical Grimms tale of Snow White and Rose Red to tales of folksy New England escapades.

Praise for Once Upon A Wintertime:
“Thank you so much for that lively performance of Once Upon A Wintertime, you had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand! You are so good at judging the audience and tweaking your program to fit the group, even so far as the sound system! You are a true professional and we just love you here in Duxbury.” Marty O’Meara, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA

Bio: A featured storyteller on NPR and winner of the National ORACLE award for storytelling excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales. Publisher’s Weekly called her ‘an entire cast rolled into one!”

Feb
3
Fri
Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Cabot After School, Newtonville, MA
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Diane entertains students in the after school program at Cabot Elementary School in Newton with one of her most popular performances! To preview this event, please contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com.

Folktale Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Who had the first X-ray vision? Not Superman but Princess See-it-all from Hungary, and Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

Feb
4
Sat
Life Stories Workshop @ Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, MA
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WINTER’S TALES

Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of the Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. This January and February, Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb will bring storytelling workshops as well as a shared-stories event to Pilgrim Church to brighten up the winter months. Come for the first workshop session and get your feet wet! Learn about story while discovering storytelling nuggets from your own life. Come for the second session as we go in-depth with our tales, finding out how deeply satisfying it can be to craft an experience from life into a tale to be shared. Those who wish can be coached to share a seven-minute story – Moth style – at the final evening presentation on February 11th at 6:30 pm where Diane will also present her true-life tales.

Feb
11
Sat
Winter’s Tales: a Shared Stories Event @ Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, MA
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WINTER’S TALES

Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of the Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. This January and February, Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb will bring storytelling workshops as well as a shared-stories event to Pilgrim Church to brighten up the winter months. Come for the first workshop session and get your feet wet! Learn about story while discovering storytelling nuggets from your own life. Come for the second session as we go in-depth with our tales, finding out how deeply satisfying it can be to craft an experience from life into a tale to be shared. Those who wish can be coached to share a seven-minute story – Moth style – at the final evening presentation on February 11th at 7 pm where Diane will also present her true-life tales.

Feb
16
Thu
The Language of Flowers @ Sterling Garden Club at First Church, Sterling, MA
Feb 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers for the Sterling Garden Club at the First Church of Sterling, MA. This event is for garden club members only, but if you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

Feb
21
Tue
Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Tucker Elementary School, Milton, MA
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Diane entertains elementary school children during February Vacation week at the Tucker Elementary School with one of her most popular performances! To preview this event, please contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com.

Folktale Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Who had the first X-ray vision? Not Superman but Princess See-it-all from Hungary, and Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Collicot/Cunningham Elementary School, Milton, MA
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Diane entertains elementary school children during February Vacation week at the Collicott/Cunningham Elementary Schools with one of her most popular performances! To preview this event, please contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com.

Folktale Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Who had the first X-ray vision? Not Superman but Princess See-it-all from Hungary, and Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

Mar
3
Fri
Pontine Theatre Presents A Thousand Doorways @ Newington Old Town Hall, Newington, NH
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A Thousand Doorways
Diane’s true story of her life-changing travels in the Kurdish region of Turkey will be produced by Pontine Theatre at Newington Old Town Hall on March 3-5th.


Mark your Calendar or BUY TICKETS NOW!

“There is one world, but a thousand doorways.” ~Kurdish Proverb

IMG_2970A Thousand Doorways is the true account of Diane’s decade long quest to document the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurds of Turkey. The performance takes us on an exotic journey from Diane’s first humorous meetings with carpet dealers and chain-smoking octogenarians to her travels up sheer mountain passes to the remote Kurdish villages usually forbidden to outsiders.

A Thousand Doorways is based entirely on true events.
View the Video Trailer here:

Mar
4
Sat
Pontine Theatre Presents A Thousand Doorways @ Newington Old Town Hall, Newington, NH
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A Thousand Doorways
Diane’s true story of her life-changing travels in the Kurdish region of Turkey will be produced by Pontine Theatre at Newington Old Town Hall on March 3-5th.


Mark your Calendar or BUY TICKETS NOW!

“There is one world, but a thousand doorways.” ~Kurdish Proverb

ish ProverbIMG_2970A Thousand Doorways is the true account of Diane’s decade long quest to document the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurds of Turkey. The performance takes us on an exotic journey from Diane’s first humorous meetings with carpet dealers and chain-smoking octogenarians to her travels up sheer mountain passes to the remote Kurdish villages usually forbidden to outsiders.

A Thousand Doorways is based entirely on true events.
View the Video Trailer here:

Mar
5
Sun
Pontine Theatre Presents A Thousand Doorways @ Newington Old Town Hall, Newington, NH
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A Thousand Doorways
Diane’s true story of her life-changing travels in the Kurdish region of Turkey will be produced by Pontine Theatre at Newington Old Town Hall on March 3-5th.


Mark your Calendar or BUY TICKETS NOW!

“There is one world, but a thousand doorways.” ~Kurdish Proverb

IMG_2970A Thousand Doorways is the true account of Diane’s decade long quest to document the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurds of Turkey. The performance takes us on an exotic journey from Diane’s first humorous meetings with carpet dealers and chain-smoking octogenarians to her travels up sheer mountain passes to the remote Kurdish villages usually forbidden to outsiders.

A Thousand Doorways is based entirely on true events.
View the Video Trailer here:

Mar
6
Mon
Native American Nature Tales @ Shaw Elementary School, Millbury, MA
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane has been invited back to perform “Native American Nature Tales” for the lucky 13th time for 4th grade students at Shaw Elementary School in Millbury, MA.

Native American Nature Tales

http://www.livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/blueeagle.gif   Native  American Nature Tales explores tribal myths and legends of the animals and birds of North America. Ranging from the humorous to the heart-felt, these stories celebrate native culture and its strong links to the natural world. We learn an Abenaki canoeing song, explore over seven different animals in the Northwest legend of Loon’s Song and discover why America is called Turtle Island. Through these “How and Why” legends, we understand how Native American culture clothed the world in story, enlivening the natural world. Diane has received permission from many prominent native writers to present these folktales. Join one of New England’s favorite tellers as these rich stories create a colorful weave of landscape and people.

Photo of participation in Diane's performance

Young Connecticut girl enjoying participating in Diane’s performance

“Your stories were wonderful. The teachers and the students agreed that your presentation is one of the best we’ve ever had. Thank you so much for bringing to life our study of myths and legends.” Missy Thomson, teacher and school librarian, Woodville School, Wakefield, MA

Mar
11
Sat
Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ First Church Boston, Boston, MA
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane entertains families of all ages at the First Church Boston with one of her most popular performances! This event is free and open to the public. Parking can be validated at the Boston Common Garage (with a maximum charge of $3).

Folktale Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Who had the first X-ray vision? Not Superman but Princess See-it-all from Hungary, and Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

Mar
15
Wed
Native American Nature Tales @ Spofford Pond School, Oxford, MA
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Diane has been invited back to perform “Native American Nature Tales” for 3rd grade students at Spofford Pond School in Oxford, MA to provide curriculum support in English and Social Studies.

Native American Nature Tales

http://www.livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/blueeagle.gif   Native  American Nature Tales explores tribal myths and legends of the animals and birds of North America. Ranging from the humorous to the heart-felt, these stories celebrate native culture and its strong links to the natural world. We learn an Abenaki canoeing song, explore over seven different animals in the Northwest legend of Loon’s Song and discover why America is called Turtle Island. Through these “How and Why” legends, we understand how Native American culture clothed the world in story, enlivening the natural world. Diane has received permission from many prominent native writers to present these folktales. Join one of New England’s favorite tellers as these rich stories create a colorful weave of landscape and people.

Photo of participation in Diane's performance

Young Connecticut girl enjoying participating in Diane’s performance

“Your stories were wonderful. The teachers and the students agreed that your presentation is one of the best we’ve ever had. Thank you so much for bringing to life our study of myths and legends.” Missy Thomson, teacher and school librarian, Woodville School, Wakefield, MA

Fairy Legends of Ireland @ East Elementary School, Sharon, MA
Mar 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Diane performs Fairy Legends of Ireland at East Elementary School for Sharon Community Education in Sharon, MA. This is Diane’s first time performing for the Extended Day in Sharon. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

FAIRY LEGENDS OF IRELAND

There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washing his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites. This performance is accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp.

Storyteller Wows Millicent Crowd: “Unfolded with zest and humor, the story captivated the audience which scarcely moved in the course of its telling. Proof, if any such were needed, that storytelling is as vital as ever, and is in good company in the presence of Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain.” ~ The Advocate, Fairhaven, MA

Mar
16
Thu
Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Maple Ave School, Claremont, NH
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Diane entertains Kindergarten-2nd graders at the Maple Ave School in Claremont, NH with one of her most popular performances! To preview this event, please contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com.

Folktale Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Who had the first X-ray vision? Not Superman but Princess See-it-all from Hungary, and Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Maple Ave School, Claremont, NH
Mar 16 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Diane entertains 3rd-5th graders at the Maple Ave School in Claremont, NH with one of her most popular performances! To preview this event, please contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com.

Folktale Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Who had the first X-ray vision? Not Superman but Princess See-it-all from Hungary, and Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

Mar
18
Sat
Fairy Legends of Ireland @ Jones Library, Amherst, MA
Mar 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Jones Library is celebrating their 40th Anniversary of their “Children’s Music Series”  Fairy Legends of Ireland will be one of their Special Events!!

We wish you Congratulations on a successful series!! Diane and Margot

FAIRY LEGENDS OF IRELAND
Master Storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain

There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washinDianeEdgecombAccompaniedByMargotChamberlain-PhotoByStephenCicco-ForWebg his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites. This performance is accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day and Irish culture in style with this captivating event.

Storyteller Wows Millicent Crowd: “Unfolded with zest and humor, the story captivated the audience which scarcely moved in the course of its telling. Proof, if any such were needed, that storytelling is as vital as ever, and is in good company in the presence of Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain.” ~ The Advocate, Fairhaven, MA

Mar
25
Sat
Fun with Aesop’s Fables Workshop at the Northeast Storytelling Conference @ Plymouth, MA
Mar 25 – Mar 27 all-day

Diane presents her workshop “Fun with Aesop’s Fables” as a part of Northeast Storytelling’s 2017 Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference. The theme this year is, “Voices Across Borders: Creating Connection” and the conference will be held at the 1620 Hotel in Plymouth, MA. Register today for this stellar storytelling conference!

Diane’s workshop for this year’s Sharing the Fire will be on Saturday, March 25th from 1:30 -3:00 pm. Sign up for the whole day of workshops or come for the whole Conference which runs from Friday, March 24th pre-conference intensives through till Sunday, March 26th. Find out why this is one of the most popular storytelling conferences around!

Fun with Aesop’s Fables a storytelling workshop led by Diane Edgecomb

hare-and-tortoise-loZany Animal Characters, Witty Plots and Human Foibles, Aesop’s Fables are just plain FUN to work with! These tales provide clever commentary on human failings by using timeless themes, characters and situations. Learn how to send-up contemporary situations that abound in greed, lies, excessive pride, excessive speed or an amusing lack of focus by improvising with these classic short tales. We’ll work with rhyme, word-play, exaggerated characters and absurd new situations to open up the fables to contemporary commentary. You’ll leave with a little gem to add to your repertoire while learning engaging techniques for working with “value” able tales.

Apr
5
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Raynham Public Library, Raynham, MA
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Friends of the Raynham Library in Raynham, MA to compliment their 2017 Community Read program. This is the 8th year of the program and for their 2017 program they have chosen the book “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. This event is free and open to the public.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

Apr
6
Thu
Welcome in the Spring @ Fales Elementary School, Westboro, MA
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am

Diane performs Welcome in the Spring for Kindergarteners at Fales Elementary School in Westborough, MA. This is Diane’s tenth time performing for Fales School. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Welcome in the Spring

springbirdWelcome in the Spring with the very best of spring folklore, sing-a-longs, nature tales and contemporary stories. We’ll meet Kate in Kate’s Acorn, who gets a special surprise when she helps to save the earthworms- her first acorn grows into an oak! In Kite’s Tale, two friends create an unusual kite that wings us across the sky in a hilarious fantasy of kite strings, bird’s nests and song. Just right for early elementary and family audiences with varied age-range, Welcome in the Spring is the perfect accompaniment to this joyful season.

The Language of Flowers @ Wakefield Garden Club at Congregational Church of Wakefield
Apr 6 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers for the Wakefield Garden Club’s President’s Tea at the Congregational Church of Wakefield, MA. This event is for garden club members only, but if you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

May
5
Fri
Flora’s Holiday @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Flora’s Holiday*

Two performances: Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th, 6-8pm
Tickets: $25

Registration coming soon!!

Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with “Flora’s Holiday” a unique story and music journey through the springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens. This event, specially crafted for Tower Hill by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, leads the audience to some of the garden’s most beloved spots. Locations include an expansive field of 25,000 daffodils, a forest glade where Pan presides, a sunset balcony with expansive views of Mount Wachusett and an open-air gazebo where the haunting Persian legend of the Nightingale and the Rose will be told. The evening’s tales, music and songs are drawn from Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, Persian and Native American cultures delving into the mythical origins and meanings of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise. Each performance is limited to an audience of 30, so buy tickets early. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion or light portable stool to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in the Stoddard Education Center Theater.

White Daffodils

May
6
Sat
Flora’s Holiday @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Flora’s Holiday*

Two performances: Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th, 6-8pm
Tickets: $25

Registration coming soon!!

Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with “Flora’s Holiday” a unique story and music journey through the springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens. This event, specially crafted for Tower Hill by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, leads the audience to some of the garden’s most beloved spots. Locations include an expansive field of 25,000 daffodils, a forest glade where Pan presides, a sunset balcony with expansive views of Mount Wachusett and an open-air gazebo where the haunting Persian legend of the Nightingale and the Rose will be told. The evening’s tales, music and songs are drawn from Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, Persian and Native American cultures delving into the mythical origins and meanings of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise. Each performance is limited to an audience of 30, so buy tickets early. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion or light portable stool to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in the Stoddard Education Center Theater.

White Daffodils

May
10
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Hull Garden Club, Hull MA
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Hull Garden Club. The event will be held at the Anne Scully Senior Center, 197 A Samoset Avenue, Hull MA. This event is for garden club members only, but if you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

May
15
Mon
TV interview and Performance with Story Cafe: Hosted by Karen Chace @ TV9 Seekonk, MA
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Diane will be a part of the cable series Story Cafe hosted by Karen Chace. The show will include 15 minutes of storytelling and 15 minutes of interview. The recording takes place every Monday in Seekonk MA. Air date is to be determined! Diane will be speaking about the role of mythology in our lives and the ancient tales of origin.

May
22
Mon
The Language of Flowers @ Southport Garden Club, Mashpee, MA
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Southport Garden Club. This event is for garden club members only, but if you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

May
25
Thu
Insect Comedy @ Community School, Cumberland, RI
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane returns to the Community School in Cumberland, RI to perform “Insect Comedy” for their 2nd grade class. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Insect Comedy

WalkingStickOpen up your imaginations for a fun-filled look at our six-legged friends! Diane’s teaching tale, Kate’s Acorn, introduces us to a fast-talking earthworm, pill bug, and centipede as we find out about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. This creative tale is complemented by Diane’s true stories about her encounters with Monarch Butterflies. Then, in the Japanese folktale Princess Firefly, entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug that I will love?” Hilarious renditions of the hapless suitors: Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat and Felonious Moth keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the wonderful world of insects. Bugs, bees n’ wiggly critters will never be the same again!

“From the Academy’s point of view, the storytelling could not have worked better as a public program. The stories you told, captivated and fascinated our audience. I was impressed that they would not let you leave the stage without an encore performance. Diane your storytelling is fantastic!” Linda Wolf, Public Programs Coordinator, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Jun
16
Fri
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Registration coming Soon!

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer Solstice

Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music along the way. As twilight descends, the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. This annual event is appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The journey will be approximately two miles on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added.

In The GrovesListen to audio clips from the performance on our latest CD!

“It was one of the most moving storytelling nights I’ve experienced. It reawakened in me, and perhaps all of us there, a sense of the spirit in things.” – Storyteller, Jay O’Callahan

“I’ve heard this performance twice and can’t recommend it highly enough. It is magical, it is musical, it is beautiful, it is soulful, it is perfection.” Bambi Good, Brookline, MA

Jun
17
Sat
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Registration coming Soon!

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer Solstice

Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music along the way. As twilight descends, the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. This annual event is appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The journey will be approximately two miles on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added.

In The GrovesListen to audio clips from the performance on our latest CD!

“It was one of the most moving storytelling nights I’ve experienced. It reawakened in me, and perhaps all of us there, a sense of the spirit in things.” – Storyteller, Jay O’Callahan

“I’ve heard this performance twice and can’t recommend it highly enough. It is magical, it is musical, it is beautiful, it is soulful, it is perfection.” Bambi Good, Brookline, MA

Jul
19
Wed
Stone Soup @ Rowley Library, Rowley, MA
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Diane performs Stone Soup for children and their families at the Rowley Free Public Library in Rowley, MA. This is Diane’s 6th performance for the Rowley Library! This event is free and open to the public!

Stone Soup! and other heartwarming tales

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

Building Community is more fun than ever when seen through the eyes of stories and songs from cultures around the world. These inclusive tales show us how sweet it is when everyone contributes, right down to the tiniest Bee! Diane’s full-out entertainment has audience volunteers taking part: learning a Chinese crane dance in the legend of the Lord of the Cranes, singing in many languages and working together to make a huge pot of Stone Soup in Diane’s unusual re-telling of this classic story. Diane has been a library favorite for over twenty years! Experience the wonder and build a better community one story at a time!

 

 

 

 

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This event is funded in full by the Rowley LCC, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.