History Months

Telling stories can be a powerful thing, especially when they are the tales people have chosen to forget. If your library, school, museum or church is looking to take part in one of the annual History Months, take a look below to see what the Journey Man has on offer. These collections are expanding every year as the Johnny uncovers more stories. All can be told on a general national level or more specifically to Cheshire.

OCTOBER - BLACK HISTORY MONTH
October 2010 saw the launch the Journey Man travelling about Cheshire telling tales of this county’s often forgotten Black History. All who heard were surprised and amazed to learn of the likes of King Ja Ja of Nigeria and his son, Prince Warabo (buried in Frodsham), Kinderton Blackamoor of Middlewich and others. This programme of tales will be developed as each year passes and can be adapted for children as young as Reception classes.

FEBRUARY - LGBT HISTORY MONTH
As seen at the Schools Out conferences, the Journey Man tells cultural tales and stories from religious texts which celebrate same-sex relationships and challenge gender stereotypes. Stories include Naomi & Ruth, David & Jonathan, Mahmud & Ayaz, the life of Achilles, Joan of Arc, the Ladies of Llangollen, and the origins of the Chinese Dragon Boat Race. The Journey Man is one of the very few storytellers who offer such stories.

JUNE - GYPSY ROMA TRAVELLER HISTORY MONTH
There has been much misunderstanding of the traveller community over many generations and so the Journey Man seeks to challenge misconceptions and prejudice by telling traditional Romany stories and tales from the travellers’ long history.

 

For further information, please contact Johnny Gillett:

01244 940141 Office

0784 342 8842 Mobile

contact@thejourneyman.org.uk