Saturday 9 March, 11am – 12pm & 3 – 4pm

£12/£10 or can be bought as part of the Saturday Show Pass

A City Centre Story Walk with Ursula Holden Gill

Join award-winning storyteller Ursula Holden Gill for an eye opening and thoroughly entertaining tour bringing Leeds ‘Street Stories’ to life! Drawing her inspiration from the Carriageworks Theatre, the history of the place and its connections to folk and fairy tale, on this hour-long story walk, shapeshifter Ursula promises to transport her audiences into the magical realm of myth making. Expect Northern grit, amusing fabrication, cold hard facts and a fist full of urban charm…



More about Ursula Holden Gill

Ursula Holden Gill is a one woman tour de force; Storyteller, Myth Maker, Comedienne & Curator. An award winning Actress and familiar face on screen, for the last decade she has established herself as a unique and pertinent storytelling talent, both in Britain and beyond; winning audiences over in Belgium, Ireland, South America & most recently China. Working across the theatre, festival, education and community sectors alike, to date, Ursula has generated firm links with institutions such as Action for Children, Opera North, Settle Stories, Social Services & The National Trust. From her stunningly characterised adaptations of traditional folk and fairy tales (and especially the Witching Tales of her native Lancashire / West Yorkshire border) to her signature streetwise, savvy, self – penned originals, Ursula is well known to make her crowds laugh and cry, think, reflect and roar again; all in the space of half an hour… a shape-shifting scallywag. In 2012 Ursula was voted Best Newcomer at The British Awards for Storytelling Excellence.

“Ursula is very different, brilliant and rather fantastic…” Martin Carthy MBE

“Ursula is a unique force in storytelling… Her warmth, wit and compassion shine through every performance. She is an absolute gem.” BBC Folk Awards Finalists, O’Hooley & Tidow