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Renowned storyteller to perform in Blackburn in shape-shifting show

6th April 2018

Categories: Town Centre News

Emily Hennessey & Sheema Mukherjee, “Kali - The Story of the World’s Wildest Goddess”

The Bureau, Blackburn - Saturday 28 April, 7:30pm - Box Office: 07845 964802

Suitable for age 14+

India’s most fearsome Goddess, Kali, will be brought to life in words and music in Barnoldswick and Blackburn later this month by storyteller Emily Hennessey and British Asian sitarist Sheema Mukherjee.

Hennessey and Mukherjee will be performing at The Rainhall Centre in Barnoldswick on Friday 27th April at 7pm. Tickets are £8 and can be purchased by calling the box office on 01282 345200 or booking online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/460871

The show then moves on to The Bureau Arts Centre in Blackburn on Saturday 28th April at 7:30pm. Tickets are £10/£8 and £6. Purchase tickets by calling the box office on 07845 964802 or book online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/463978

In this enchanting show, storyteller Emily Hennessey and musician Sheema Mukherjee guide the audience through the surreal landscape of Hindu mythology—a world of giant floating lotuses and milk-filled oceans, a place where gods fight demons and humans are brought back from the dead.

Hennessey and Mukherjee have delved deep into the stories that make up the Goddess and now they are ready to share what they have found in a collaboration that combines the epic, the fairytale, the myth and Indian classical music in a "no-holds-barred introduction to a truly awe-inspiring deity".

From demure housewife to bloodthirsty goddess, gurgling infant to elephant man, meditating sage to cosmic fire-eater, Hindu mythology illuminates a mind-blowing world of radical transformations. Kali is one of the wildest shape-shifters of all. Demon-slayer, life-saver, supreme-mother, destruction-dancer, this goddess is truly awesome.

When an evil power spreads its clawed hands across the world, Kali’s time has come…

The show is one of the many events hosted by Spot On Lancashire this Spring, taking professional arts events to village halls and libraries across the county.

Speaking ahead of the performance, Spot On’s Lyndsey Wilson said:

“Kali is one of the wildest shapeshifters among the many hundreds of Hindu gods. Emily and Sheema are experts at guiding the audience and transporting them to the sights and sounds of India. Get ready for love stories, wild tuc-tuc rides, demons and epic battles of good against evil. We can’t wait!"

Also at The Rainhall Centre, Barnoldswick - Friday 27th April, 7pm - Box Office: 01282 345200

For more information about the show or to see the full Spot On Spring 2018 programme, visit www.spotonlancashire.co.uk, email hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk or call 01254 660360

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