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Diane Edgecomb announces...
What to Bring: A cushion to sit on
Price/Donation: $20 through June 15th and $25 after
Acct. Id: 242801
Event Id: 94474
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey
When: Jun. 21st. 2019 - Jun. 22nd. 2019
Where: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey through Arnold Arboretum
Event Details: About the performance:
This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum. Created by Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, this Summer Solstice journey takes the audience for twilit travel along tree-lined paths, with story and music accompanying the way. The audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves, celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America, culminating with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove, ” told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. This annual event is appropriate for adults and for older children 12+. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The journey will be approximately two miles, on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, the performance will be held indoors.
About the performers:
The duo of Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain has been featured on NPR and at storytelling festivals, coffeehouses, theaters, and garden clubs. Diane is known for her unique style of storytelling, where she embodies the various characters and scenes in a tale, bringing each moment alive. For this, she has won the first national Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence and in the Northeast, and she will receive the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence award this July. Margot Chamberlain’s versatile approach to harp and song brings an underlying poetic weave to support each tale. Expect to laugh, be moved, and leave your cares behind.
Event Location: 125 Arborway in Jamaica Plain
Event TIME Details: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From Boston and Cambridge
Take Storrow Drive west to the Kenmore Square/Fenway south exit. Bear left. Follow signs for Fenway south. Bear right onto Boylston Street, following signs for Boylston Street Outbound/Riverway. Continue on Boylston for 0.4 miles at which point all traffic continues onto Park Drive. Bear left to continue onto the Riverway/Jamaicaway. Please be aware that traffic lane changes in this area will continue due to the Muddy River restoration project.
Follow Riverway/Jamaicaway to a rotary at Jamaica Pond (on your right) . Follow signs for South Dedham/Providence. Enter the next rotary and take the second exit onto Route 203 east. The Arboretum’s main entrance is about 50 yards past the rotary, on the right.
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