Choirs in Corby, Deet Roots Tall Trees
Choirs in Corby

Jo Blake Cave

joe blake cave photo u7178Jo performs nationally and internationally as a storyteller, actor and performance maker. Her work particularly explores the interface between traditional practices and contemporary stories, taking the form of site-specific events, storytelling sessions and staged performances for theatre spaces. She has collaborated with the National Trust, National Theatre and British Council, and was recently guest artist at the Leeds Lieder Festival 2016. In 2009 she was the youngest storyteller to be nominated for an Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for Storytelling and was Resident Storyteller at Royal & Derngate Theatre from 2010 to 2013. Recent performances include ‘Wishbone’ as part of the NOW 16 Festival at The Yard theatre, premiering in May 2016. She is cofounder of Talking Skull Collective – a network of international storytellers. She is Associate Lecturer on the BA Acting degree at Northampton University, with an MA in Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban. and is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Chichester in emergent storytelling practices.

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Jo's session for "Our Woods" is called: To The Trees


At first glance, the story of King’s Wood is one of ownership; the passing on of deeds from person to person, of names given and forgotten, of borders mapped out and dug into ditches. But all this time, with roots in the ground and leaves to the sun, the trees keep on their timeless cycle of growth and decay, providing food, shelter and a dreaming-place for the ordinary people who live in their shade. Join Jo Blake Cave on this walk through the woods as she delves into the hidden stories, inviting outlaws, witches and kings alike to share in the shelter of its canopy. Folktale, myth and history interweave in this story-walk through King’s Wood.


  • When?
    Saturday 19 November 2016, 4.00pm to 5.30pm
    Sunday 20 November 2016, 4.00pm to 5.30pm
  • Where?
    Meet at Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre, Alberta Close, Corby, NN18 9HU
  • Is it for me?
    For people who don’t want to walk very fast
  • What to bring:
    Clothing suitable for weather on the day and sturdy shoes
  • Things to note:
    Children 8yrs+ and adults
  • How much?
    £5.50, (£3.50 concessions)
  • Maximum numbers: 25
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