New tour for 2014
Follow the link and watch excerpts from The Lunar Men show:
Click here for The Lunar Men
two BASE Awards:
Outstanding Female Storyteller 2013 - British Awards for Storytelling Excellence
"The Lunar Men" Maria Whatton and Sarah Matthews WINNER Outstanding Collaboration 2013 - British Awards for Storytelling Excellence.
The Lunar Men:
Exquisite and comic folktales blend with sophisticated discourse. Stunning singing, Darwin's poetry, riveting storytelling. The story of an extraordinary meeting between Erasmus Darwin and his fellow members of the Lunar Society as seen through the eyes of Derby's celebrated artist Joseph Wright.
'Sarah and Maria are excellent performers in their own right and their combined styles complement each other beautifully. Their infectious enthusiasm for the subject is obvious as is their enjoyment of working together.'
- Ali Betteridge, Literature Development Officer, Derbyshire County Council
‘I've watched and listened to storytelling all my life, and it doesn't get any better than this!' - Keith Kendrick, Folk Musician
National Memorial Arboretum Story Circle : Stories for Peace
Maria runs a monthly, Story Circle and regular Story Walks where all are welcome.
A place where you can come and tell or listen to myths, legends, folktales and life story in this peaceful and inspirational setting.
Listen to Maria's lovely poetic narrative “The Seasons Speak” – a short film scripted by Maria, when you visit the National Trust's Clumber Park.
Photography : Andrew Billington , K Waters and Jonathon Lee