Venue: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Date: Friday November 18th 2016
presented by Filotico Arts
Through tales of enchantment, an illustrated talk, and debate, Egyptian storyteller Chirine El Ansary, mythographer and writer Marina Warner invite you to listen to, engage with and discuss stories of magical transformations from The Thousand and One Nights. You will dive into tales of Jinn and divinatory astrolabes as well as discuss the importance of stories both to create histories and imagine new futures.
…The evening will open with an illustrated talk by Marina Warner on Stories as Thought Experiments: The reason of myth, fairytale and magic.
Following on, internationally acclaimed storyteller Chirine El Ansary will premiere a new body of work, especially composed for the night, plucking the strand of enchantment throughout the incredible product of the human imagination which is The Thousand and One Nights.
To close the evening Marina Warner will host a panel discussion and Q&A session with Chirine El Ansary on the role stories can play in creating new futures, on memory, loss and community.