Hugh Lupton’s interest in traditional music, in street theatre, in live poetry, and in myth, resulted in him becoming a professional storyteller in 1981.

For twelve years he toured Britain with the ‘Company of Storytellers’. Their work was instrumental in stimulating a nation-wide revival of interest in storytelling.

Since the mid-nineties he has worked as a solo performer and collaborator. In 2006 he and Daniel Morden were awarded the Classical Association Prize for ‘the most significant contribution to the public understanding of the classics’.

His work with musician Chris Wood has resulted in commissions from Radio 3 and the ‘Song of the Year’ at the BBC folk awards.

He tells stories from many cultures, but his particular passion is for the hidden layers of the British landscape and the stories and ballads that give voice to them.

He has published many collections of folk tales and myths, including ‘Norfolk Folk Tales‘ for the History Press. His first novel ‘The Ballad of John Clare‘ was published in 2010, his second ‘The Assembly of the Severed Head‘ was published in 2018.

Hugh will make his debut in our Story Circle on Tuesday 7th April at 14.00 London time

 

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