Where the Bear Sleeps – The Kalevala

Crick Crack Club

Where the Bear Sleeps – The Kalevala

  • By by Nick Hennessey
  • Tue 25 September, 8pm
  • £9 (£7)

‘Compelling.’ Times

‘*Spell binding.*’ The South Bank, London

In 2000 Nick Hennessey entered the world championship of epic-singing in Espoo near Helsinki, performing the Kalevala (the Finnish national epic), to the Finns, in English….and he won! Tonight Nick delivers us from Soho into the deep, snow filled forests of the Finnish far North. In this world created from shards of egg-shell, the sun and moon are fought over, magic is done and undone, and life is shot through with bizarre ordeals, misguided passions, magical battles and transformations. Expect a remarkable performance of elemental epic.

‘*Spell binding.*’ The South Bank, London

*‘Compelling.*’ Times

*‘He brings that rare combination of artistic adventure and absolute accessibility… magical.*’ London Literature Festival