Your Invitation to a very special evening on our Festival Fringe!

This will be a very special evening of story-telling, mythology and music in the convivial atmosphere of Pier Red. Story-teller Alice Fernbank will be bringing her adult show from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Berwick for a one-off performance. Alice will be accompanied by a musician during the evening. The show will focus on the Celtic myth of love, death, rebirth and transformation: The Golden Fly.

Alice mesmerised children and adults alike during last year’s Festival, and we are really looking forward to her return in 2019.

Come along and enjoy a glass or two of your favourite tipple and a taste of something refreshingly different.

Tickets are limited, so early booking is recommended.

The Golden Fly tells the tale of the goddess Ethaun Inspired by Ella Young’s adaptation of the story in her book ‘Celtic Wonder Tales’ storyteller Alice Fernbank and flautist Graham Dickson use music, song, and storytelling to lift this myth from the page and make it their own.

The story begins when the goddess Ethaun, weary of her life in the heavens, finds herself transformed by sorcery into a golden fly. She is condemned to wander the worlds until her heart changes. Journeying far, she meets kings and queens, jugglers and fools as her desire for something greater carries her across crashing oceans into kingdoms unknown.

The Performers

Alice Fernbank has worked as a professional performer for over 18 years. In 2010 she began her migration from the world of acting in theatre to the solo art of storytelling and trained with International storyteller Jan Blake. She moved to Edinburgh from London in 2015 where she became a full time storyteller and teacher of storytelling. Recent performances include GIANTS and Bold Daughters which she performed at Ljungy Beratter Festival in Sweden in June. Alice tells tales to all age groups in all settings.

Aged 13 Graham Dickson started the flute thanks to The City of Edinburgh Council’s free music lessons. Obsessed with Chinese philosophy, Graham thought he would be learning the bamboo flute not realising metal flutes even existed! He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. After graduating Graham studied with Robert Winn and ex-LSO Siobhan Grealy in Dunbar. Graham now teaches flute and works with the charity Live Music Now in the Prismatic Wind Quintet. He is a freelance flute player with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and the Northern Sinfonia. He has performed in the British Army’s Highland Reserve Band and has even given a recital for the royal family at Holyrood Palace. Latest projects involve composing for dance and touring the UK with comedy/flute show the Buds of May be.

Special thanks to: Svend-Erik Engh, the Authentic Artist Collective, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Jan Blake, Harley Loudon, Laura Sampson, City of Edinburgh Council.

Mike Fraser