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From a Sunnier Land: Italian Tales, Tue 21st Jan, near King`s X, The Quarterly


Power, money, and other men’s wives are the plot drivers in these six short stories from Italy.  They are told with gusto and humour by Sarah Rundle, storyteller extraordinaire.  Can Clever Lucia outwit Silvernose and rescue her sisters?  Will the servant diddle his master?  Can a wife live on air alone?  And will the Professor of Love ever really learn about women?

Sarah has gathered classic comic stories from Italy: Renaissance fables from Boccaccio and Brevio, plus earthier peasant tales from Calvino. There will be flagrantly disobedient wives, concealed lovers, piles of loot, kidnap, and falconry. 

Sarah has devised works for the British Council, Wellcome Foundation, Geffrye Museum, and the National Trust, and performed at Stockholm’s Fabula, the Nivesh Festival in Delhi, Kolkata Literature Festival, Sharjah International Book Fair, and Storie In Tasca, Italy.

Show:             Italian Tales

Date:              Tues 21st January

Time:             doors 7pm, show starts 7:30pm prompt

Hosted by:    The Quarterly

Suitable for:  ages 12+

Venue:           Thenga Cafe

Address:        inside the One KX building, corner of Cromer St and Judd St

Address:        120 Cromer St, London, WC1H 8BS

Closest Stns: King's Cross, 3mins walk away

The Thenga Café is a little hard to find: go to the corner of Judd Street and Cromer Street: the entrance is on Cromer St, in the One KX building: the café is inside.

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