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  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Green Tourism Bronze Award
  • Deliciouslyorkshire Member
  • White Rose Award Finalist
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information
  • Event data supplied by Leeds Inspired

Play, Sat 24 Nov 2018

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Performance storytelling: The legend of Fionn Mac

Performance storytelling: The legend of Fionn Mac

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The ways of the wild: The legend of Fionn Mac Cumhaill
Performed by Maria Whatton and Sarah Matthews

Are you ready to learn the ways of the wild?

One of Ireland’s greatest legends will be brought vividly to life by the delightful duo of storyteller Maria Whatton and musician Sarah Matthews.

How many warriors does it take to create a champion? Two to be precise. Two warrior women who have courage enough to outwit an army and fly through fire. These are the caretakers of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, the Irish champion, who owes his skills and spirit to his mighty ‘Aunts’.

Have you the heart and stomach to be mesmerised by this magnificent adventure, then book your tickets now.

Tickets: £7

Commissioned for Festival at the Edge 2018, to celebrate England’s oldest storytelling festival’s 27th birthday, ‘The ways of the wild’ performed to sell out audiences.

‘Astoundingly beautiful. Joyful crafting of a compelling tale.’ Peter Chand, Director Festival at the Edge

‘A riveting fusion of story, song, music, imagination and emotion. The real deal, not to be missed.’ Liz Weir, Storyteller

‘Beautifully woven voices and images. An enchanting story.’ Kate Corkery, Storyteller and author

‘A thrill to see such heart in a story.’ Sef Townsend, Storyteller

‘An amazing show!’ Gary Cordingley, Illustrator

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Visitor Attraction of the Year 2004. White Rose Tourism Award.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Nov 2018 17:00 to 18:30

Prices

£7 per person. 

Reviews

    Address

    Armouries Drive,
    Leeds,
    LS10 1LT

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Royal Armouries Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 309329  Lat: 53.79187 Long: -1.53226

    By Road:
    From M621 turn off at jct 4 south Leeds. Follow signs for Leeds city centre then follow the brown tourist signs for the museum.

    By Public Transport:
    After leaving Leeds Railway Station, turn left onto City Square, the right along Boar Lane. Keep going until you are behind The Corn Exchange, and follow Assembly Street round until you reach The Calls. Cross over and pass 42 The Calls Hotel on your right, then cross over Leeds Centenery Footbridge. Over the bridge, walk across Brewery Wharf, past Jurys Inn and over Bowman Lane.. Armouries Drive is directly opposite, follow the signs for the musuem. The walk from Leeds Railway Station takes approximately 20 minutes, or 5 minutes in a taxi.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds City Station station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Visitor Attraction of the Year 2004. White Rose Tourism Award.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
    • YesBaby changing facilities

    General

    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system

    Entrance

    • YesEntrance is well lit
    • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

    Food

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls