The Dreamtime sits behind and largely creates the world we experience each day. By getting in touch with it, and learning of it through story, we can discover more of what there is to treasure, cherish – and to defend - in the world that sits around us.
It was our world, but turned over. Like it was turned over with a spade
- Traveller folk tale
Student of myth and storyteller, Simon Hodges brings ancient tales into the sparkling present with their passion, humour, wisdom and depth. Selected on the night via audience suggestion, the stories are drawn from Celtic myths, Europe and Middle Eastern courtly romances and folk tales.
How it came about
Storytelling is a moment of intimate community, where we’re invited to explore worlds not entirely our own that roll into the room like long lost friends. Once the telling is done we will hear from each other – what can this story tell us about our lives today?
Last September, Simon performed at Idéfix for 12 nights in a row. This event returns to the intimacy and intensity of those tellings for one more fantastic night.
About the initiator
Simon Hodges is a spontaneous, energetic personality with a casual, improvisational style of storytelling.
His deep love of cultural transformation is expressed through his ongoing journey into mythology and oral storytelling. Telling the old stories has proved a constant and all-consuming way of reminding us of the values we all share, while soothing the troubled minds and souls of our present age – not least his own.
"Even the walls of room seem to lean closer to the group, desiring to be part of this magical moment."
"It felt like a salon or small dinner party with old friends. I definitely recommend it."
"Simon's style is inclusive, natural, eloquent and funny. We were totally captivated not only with the story but the whole experience”.