CALENDAR

Aug
10
Mon
Superheroes Around The World @ Topsfield Town Library, Topsfield MA
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Diane returns to the Topsfield Town Library, in Topsfield MA to perform Superheroes Around The World for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

Superheroes Around The World

What do China, the Middle East, Europe and South America all have in common? The people there tell folktales about young superheroes with amazing powers! Sometimes the heroes fly or have the power to make everyone laugh and sometimes they just use their wits to defeat a strong giant. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multicultural tales sure to delight a varied family audience ages four and up.

This event is free and open to the public.

Everyday Heroes @ Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane returns to the Memorial Hall Library in Andover, MA to perform Everyday Heroes; for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

Everyday Heroes!

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Celebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment.

This event is free and open to the public. Contact the Children’s Room at 978-623-8401 x39 to see if sign-up is required.

Aug
12
Wed
Superheroes Around The World @ Porter Memorial Library, Blandford, MA
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane returns to the Porter Memorial Library in Blandford, MA to perform Superheroes Around The World for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

Superheroes Around The World

What do China, the Middle East, Europe and South America all have in common? The people there tell folktales about young superheroes with amazing powers! Sometimes the heroes fly or have the power to make everyone laugh and sometimes they just use their wits to defeat a strong giant. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales sure to delight a varied family audience ages four and up.

Event is free and open to the public.

Lcc logoThis event is funded in full by the Blandford Local Cultural Council, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Superheroes Around The World @ Hamilton-Wenham Public Library in South Hamilton, MA
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Diane returns to the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library in South Hamilton, MA to perform Superheroes Around The World for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up. This event is free and open to the public.

Superheroes Around The World!

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

Before Spiderman there was Anansi the cunning Spider from Africa. Watch him weave a web to the sky, tricking Nyame the sky god into setting all the stories free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing turtle from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Princess See-it-all from Hungary had X-ray vision just like Superman 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 sure to delight a varied family audience ages four and up.

Aug
13
Thu
Superheroes Around The World @ Education Connection - Litchfield, CT
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – Aug 14 @ 11:00 am

Diane visits the Litchfield Intermediate School in Litchfield, CT to perform Superheroes Around the World! These multicultural tales will be featured as part of “Folktale Fiesta,” hosted at the school by Education Connection. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

Superheroes Around The World

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

Before Spiderman there was Anansi the cunning Spider from Africa. Watch him weave a web to the sky, tricking Nyame the sky god into setting all the stories free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing turtle from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Princess See-it-all from Hungary had X-ray vision just like Superman, 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 sure to delight a varied family audience ages four and up.

Superheroes Around The World @ The Worthington Library - Worthington, MA
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane returns to the Worthington Library in Worthington, MA to perform Superheroes Around The World for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up. This event is free and open to the public.

Superheroes Around The World

What do China, the Middle East, Europe and South America all have in common? The people there tell folktales about young superheroes with amazing powers! Sometimes the heroes fly or have the power to make everyone laugh and sometimes they just use their wits to defeat a strong giant. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales sure to delight a varied family audience ages four and up.

Nov
21
Sat
Native American Nature Tales @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Nov 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Diane shares Native American Nature Tales as part of Member Family Days at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, an event for 4-12 year-old visitors and their caregivers. Her performance is designed to complement the MFA’s collection of Native American art and artifacts. in addition, the museum will have specific art-based activities, one of which will be creating a Raven print with ink and styrofoam based on Raven Steals the Moon, pictured below.

NATIVE AMERICAN NATURE TALES

Raven Steals the Moon

Raven Steals the Moon, part of the MFA’s Native Art collection, will be featured in Diane’s storytelling.

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.

Native American Nature Tales @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Nov 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Diane shares Native American Nature Tales as part of Member Family Days at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, an event for 4-12 year-old visitors and their caregivers. Her performance is designed to complement the MFA’s collection of Native American art and artifacts. in addition, the museum will have specific art-based activities, one of which will be creating a Raven print with ink and styrofoam based on Raven Steals the Moon, pictured below.

NATIVE AMERICAN NATURE TALES

Raven Steals the Moon

Raven Steals the Moon, part of the MFA’s Native Art collection, will be featured in Diane’s storytelling.

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.

Dec
20
Sun
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Diane for a special one-hour performance of Winter Solstice in Legend and Song, designed especially for family audiences, at Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA. Starts at 4pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 18 and under. For more information please visit our Winter Solstice page.

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen lore, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales surrounded by traditional and original music and song. Award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb will share seasonal folktales and myths, for adults and children ages 8 and over, including the beautiful “Legend of the Mistletoe” from Scandinavia and the humorous English Wassail tale. Accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan this non-denominational holiday event offers a fascinating look at the stories behind wintertime traditions. Songs evocative of the season and lovely instrumental melodies round out the event.

Jan
14
Thu
Join In @ Spaulding Memorial School in Townsend, MA
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am

Diane performs Join In for first and second graders at the Spaulding Memorial School in Townsend, MA. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

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JOIN IN

Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song.

“My family was at your amazing performance of “Join In” yesterday. I have to tell you: It was awesome! It was so lively and full of joy. It’s amazing how you bring together many aspects of art and present them for kids so they use their imagination to “see” all the characters you’re talking, dancing and singing about. Personally, I was very happy with your folktales about the rainforests. I’m from Brazil where we have a rich heritage from Africa and we live in the US where my son was born. We were very pleased to hear from all those places that mean a lot to us. And, yes, we loved to hear “O Pião entrou na roda, ó pião! Roda pião, bambeia pião!”. I used to sing this song myself when I was kid. It was delightful. :~)” ~Marcia, Linden School, Malden, MA

Join In @ Spaulding Memorial School in Townsend, MA
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:20 am

Diane performs Join In for first and second graders at the Spaulding Memorial School in Townsend, MA. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

http://www.livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/wearetheworld.jpg

JOIN IN

Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song.

“My family was at your amazing performance of “Join In” yesterday. I have to tell you: It was awesome! It was so lively and full of joy. It’s amazing how you bring together many aspects of art and present them for kids so they use their imagination to “see” all the characters you’re talking, dancing and singing about. Personally, I was very happy with your folktales about the rainforests. I’m from Brazil where we have a rich heritage from Africa and we live in the US where my son was born. We were very pleased to hear from all those places that mean a lot to us. And, yes, we loved to hear “O Pião entrou na roda, ó pião! Roda pião, bambeia pião!”. I used to sing this song myself when I was kid. It was delightful. :~)” ~Marcia, Linden School, Malden, MA