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Birmingham Storytelling Cafe with Sef Townsend

Birmingham Storytelling Cafe with Sef Townsend

Sef Townsend, with The Glory and the Pity of it: Living Side By Side in Al Andalus

Sef tells stories and sings a song or two from the time when Muslims, Christians and Jews lived in relative harmony, for 800 years, in 'Al-Andalus, or Safarad’, Spain. It is impossible to deny the richness of life that existed during that golden period, with a flourishing of Literature, Arts and Science, whose ramifications led directly to the Renaissance in Europe.

This cross fertilising of language, custom, songs and poetry resulted in wonderful tales and romanças set at this fecund time of coexistence - and the many stories of how people negotiated their way through expulsion, forced conversion and execution are compelling.
Food Served from 6.30, stories start at 7.30. Tickets £10 from wegottickets.com/event/602913 or pay on the door
Kitchen Garden Cafe, York Road, Kings Heath, West Midlands B14 7SA
Wed 20 March
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