The 9th edition of our Balade Contée promises to be a very special event. The backcloth for the stories and songs will be the magical setting of the sculpture garden at the Château of Bois-Guilbert. Jean-Marc de Pas is a sculptor of renown, and pauses to look at his works will punctuate the entertainment.
We look forward to sharing an afternoon when dreams can come true; a perfect marriage of the pleasures of the world of stories during a short walk through gardens which evoke thoughts of a time gone by.
As always, and for the 9th time, Jeane Herrington has assembled a talented team of story-tellers. Martine Bataille, Reynald Flory and Isabelle Modard have all entertained our participants in previous years. For a first time, they will be joined by members of LʼAtelier Pluie de Contes from Bosc le Hard (France) who will add a new dimension to the experience.
The event will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 28th September. We meet at 14:00 and, after the first stories, the stroll around the gardens will get under way. The tour will be complete by around 17:00 when we shall gather together for a refreshing drink and snack.
The cost is 6 euros for each walker, although children under 10 only pay 3€ (free for the under 5s). There is a special group price of 15€ for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.
At the beginning and end of the afternoon you will be able to purchase Ugandan crafts from our stall. All of the funds raised by the event will go to help children in need.
We look forward to welcoming a large number of participants to make this an exceptional celebration of story-telling and sculpture; a real pleasure for a very good cause.