The Faun – A Street PerformanceChester Designed by Nature Running from
Next event: Thursday 23 December at 4pm
- Free (booking advised)
- The Nest
Part of: Christmas at Storyhouse
Part of: Christmas at Storyhouse
Join us for a magical walking performance, starting at The Nest at 22 Bridge Street.
Rooted in Roman mythology as the deity of forests, fields, and herds, this Faun has found herself trotting along a once roman landscape looking to charm the people with her love of the forest, music and dance.
Like all true fauns, her talent lies in brightening the heats of others, follow her glowing globe, join her in the dance to the sounds of her flute and allow her to lure you back into the cycles of nature and back to yourself, beneath the glow of the moon and her hypnotic hoop dance. All who come to see the Faun, should be prepared to dance and make merry.
The Faun is a half goat half human creature from Roman mythology and symbolises peace, abundance, fertility, creativity, and magic. Intrinsically intertwined with the natural world, these merry creatures would often appear playing their flutes and leading travellers astray into the forest to dance and play.
Performed by Danielle de la Wonk
Danielle has creativity, community and lifting people up at the heart of all her endeavours. Chester born and bred, she has contributed to many roots’ communities and events over the years in her bid to be part of the Chester cultural landscape and help it thrive.
This community event is to coincide with A New Roving Moon installation which will light up the Chester city centre skyline at Christmas
Chester communities will tune into the night sky this Christmas time as a dramatic new installation from Wild Rumpus launches in the city centre for the whole of the festive season.
The Roving Moon will be unveiled in its first secret location in the city as part of the city’s cherished 12 Days of Christmas Parade. Following its reveal, the moon shaped sculpture made from recycled metal and fabric, will move across the city to different locations. As it hops across landmark buildings, it will entice visitors and shoppers to explore snippets of the city they might not have previously discovered.
Funding to provide the services in this project is provided by the Welcome Back Fund (WBF). WBF is managed by Her Majesty’s Government and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
The project is receiving more than £300,000 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.
Approx 40 mins
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