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Wed 16th Jan 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Kitchen Garden Cafe, York Road, Kings Heath, B14 7SA

Birmingham Storytelling Cafe

Category: Storytelling


Naughty Japanese Badgers


Sarah Rundle






Storytelling Cafe is a feast of stories and Kitchen Garden Cafe is a feast of good things to eat and drink. 

Tonight, Sarah is our special guest with some very special stories.

Japan has many monsters: alluring women who turn out to be foxes; flesh-eating hags; rat-goblins; spirits that lick dirty bathrooms. But the naughtiest of all are Badgers. They can transform themselves into lovely ladies, old Buddhist monks, teakettles, fence-posts, and they excel at misleading travellers, cheating people, and generally creating mayhem. The ancient art of Kamishibai (paper-theatre) will alert you to the cunning tricks of Badgers, and tell how a roguish rabbit, a cross-dressing actor, and a steam train all got the better of these mischievous beasts.

Sarah Rundle is a great entertainer with a dedicated love of traditional storytelling. But it doesn't stop there. She has devised works for the British Council, Wellcome Foundation, Geffrye Museum, and the National Trust, and performed at Stockholm’s Fabula Story Café, the Nivesh Festival in Delhi, Kolkata Book Fair, and Festival at the Edge.

 “Truly magical….. it sparkles with a particularly glorious English humour.” - Ben Haggarty.

Tickets £7 from the venue (0121 443 4725)


Doors open and food served from 6:30. Performances begin 7:30.

Entrance via Fletchers Bar

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