Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Moon Festival, set to take place in July 2019, will celebrate humanity’s relationship with the moon across cultures, time and disciplines.
In the run up to the event, Battersea Arts Centre will play a host to a night of storytelling on 20 July, exactly 12 months before the Moon Festival, by three storytellers celebrating the moon.
Stories in the Moonlight will see The Embers Collective weave together stories of the moon, against the musical backdrop of a live musician.
The Embers Collective are a London based storytelling and live music group, formed by three friends – a writer, an actor and a musician – in 2016. Driven by a passion for the art of sharing stories, the friends set up Embers Collective to put on events with a focus on community and connection.
The Embers Collective say: “We [The Embers Collective] adapt world mythology, weaving stories and songs into a live, evolving musical landscape. We put on regular events in venues, festivals, forests and fields all over the UK and beyond.”
The Moon Festival will take place from 19-21 July 2019 in Woolwich, South London. The first ever event of its kind will include a street party, screenings of moonlit films, a club night, overnight river transportation, arts events, and musicians from London’s jazz scene.
Stories in the Moonlight takes place at Battersea Arts Centre in South London on Friday 20 July 2018 at 8.30pm. For tickets or more information, visit the Battersea Arts Centre website.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea