Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Swallow's Wings Puppetry

Anansi and the Lost Sun

Sunday 21 April, 1pm & 3.30pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Children & Families

45 minutes 
Suitable for ages 5-11

A funny, irreverent and inspiring West African tale told with puppetry, spoken word & traditional live West African music. 

One day, darkness covers the face of the land. 

Lion appeals for someone to bring back the Sun. 

Who will succeed? 

The Powerful Eagle? 

The Clever Monkey? 

or Anansi the spider and his mates? 

The Anansi Stories are part of our multicultural heritage. They are from an African Heritage, yet have a universal appeal to all people in modern Britain. Predating slavery, the Anansi stories are humorous, lively, and empowering. These are “community” led stories that travelled with enslaved African people to the Caribbean and beyond, including here in the UK through the cultural contributions of African and Caribbean communities living across the UK. 

Part of Nottingham Puppet Festival 2024 Part of Nottingham Puppet Festival 2024