Dagba’s Forest Tales

Storytellers Harriet Grindley and Maria Macdonell delight children and families with a trail of mythical adventures through our precious natural world.

Dagba’s Forest Tales

About Dagba’s Forest Tales

Wise Old Dagba, the great forest guardian, picks up his storytelling staff. Nature is in danger without his protection and constant vigilance, and storytellers

Harriet Grindley and Maria Macdonell take up the task of telling Dagba’s Forest Tales. Aided by their magical Kamishibai bicycle theatre – a Japanese visual storytelling box – they delight children and families with a trail of mythical adventures through our precious natural world.

Age 6+

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Dagba’s Forest Tales are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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