Seed-a-Story with Gameli Tordzro
Sat 6 August 2022
“We sense, understand and engage with the rest of the world through stories.”
Seed-a-Story is inspired by seeds, their ability to migrate, populate, and protect the planet, take care of animals and humans, and how they code memories for life.
In this workshop, you will hear and participate in Gameli Tordzro’s stories, music and story creation exercises. Drawing from West African storytelling traditions, you will be invited to think deeply about the importance of seeds in your life.
This interactive session is open to people of all ages and experiences, and will offer a safe and relaxed environment for creating in groups or individually. The event will include refreshments and will close with the sharing of food.
About Gameli Tordzro
Dr Gameli Tordzro moved to Scotland in 2003 from Keta in the southeast of Ghana and is widely known in his home country as ‘Grandpa’ the storyteller. He is a multi-arts professional, working in film, theatre, and storytelling with a focus on music. He won a Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland for his work on the National Theatre of Scotland and Kai Fisher production Last Dream (On Earth) (2015). He works at University of Glasgow as an artist-in-residence of UNESCO Refugee Integration Through Languages and the Arts, and as Research Associate of the MIDEQ Hub. When he worked as the Artistic Director of Pan African Arts Scotland, he co-founded the Ghanaian-Celtic fusion band Hesu, and in 2004 set up the Glasgow Highlife Band. His most significant music project is the Ha Orchestra which he founded to bring together African musicians living in Europe and their musical traditions.
About the project
Wild Seed is a project organised by Glasgow Seed Library, part of Scotland’s Year of Stories, inspired by Octavia Butler’s epic speculative novel of the same name. Writers, folklorists and artists lead a series of storytelling workshops inspired by the practices, cultures and histories of seed saving, plant stewardship and earth care. The project will culminate with the creation of a publication of texts, poems, songs and images.
This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players.
There is funding to support additional access requirements, such as BSL interpretation and travel costs – please email email@example.com to make a request, or specify when you book your place.
Part of Glasgow Seed Library