Chasing the Sun: British Myths and the Uffington White Horse


Sep 23, 2020    
11:30 am PDT - 1:00 pm PDT

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 11:30am PDT/2:30pm EDT

Jon Mason

Jon is a storyteller and historian with a deep fascination for the links between legend and the landscape. Chasing the Sun sold out three times online in Jun & Jul 2020, and was previously performed at festivals, guided walks, and storytelling clubs.

£5 – £8

Walk the green earth. Scour the sky above the chalk hills. Did a hero once walk among us? Did a mother raise her son? Did he grow to face our fears – and will that sun rise again?

With the autumn equinox just past, join a virtual journey through myth and prehistory, exploring the Uffington White Horse. Storyteller Jon Mason ties together traditional tales, modern archaeology, and tantalising hints from European myths, to try to make sense of this monument in the Berkshire Downs, and with it, the beliefs of prehistoric Britain. Tracing links from Wales to Yorkshire to Iceland and more, we wonder at the clues left in the soil from centuries past, and imagine the ancient myth that might have been.

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