Tales for the Telling in Parksville this Friday

Hear stories from Attar and Rumi, two towering figures of the Persian tradition who were among its best storytellers

Tales for the Telling is back this Friday at the McMillan Arts Centre.

Hear stories from Attar and Rumi, two towering figures of the Persian tradition who were among its best storytellers.  This performance will be in two parts, each one dedicated to one of these two storytellers and poets.

The Nov. 18 event starts at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m.

This Tales for the Telling is called the Seven Cities of Love: Tales Told in Desert Tents featuring Ariel Balevi.

Balevi  is a storyteller who derives his repertoire from the folklore traditions of Iran, Turkey and Central Asia.

He performs these stories in English and has told stories in Toronto, Washington, D.C., Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa.

He strives to present the universality of these narratives to bring about mutual respect and understanding among different cultures.

Tickets are $15 or $12 for Oceanside Community Arts Council members and are available at the MAC (133 McMillan Street, Parksville), online or by phoning the Arts Centre (250-248-8185). Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

Other upcoming Tales for the Telling shows are; Jan. 13, 2017 with Jarring Events and Daring Deeds featuring Jennifer Ferris and Shirley Routliffe of Victoria; Feb. 17, 2017 with The Wideness and Wonder of Georgia O’Keeffe featuring Margaret Murphy of Nanaimo; March 17, 2017 with The Changing World featuring Marva K. Blackmore, Lee Porteous and Jennifer Ferris; and April 28, 2017 with Lovers and Other Demons featuring Karen Gummo of Calgary and Faye Mogensen of Victoria

For more information on Tales for the Telling, go to the website.

— Submitted by the MAC