Walk the Oars

Spoken Word (storytelling, music)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician/singer Neil Sutcliffe share a story inspired by the Viking’s arrival in Scotland. You are invited on board a Viking longship, so hold your oars steady as the Viking storyteller walks upon them to celebrate a victory. ‘Walk the Oars is a treasure, an ancient oasis of delight in the sea of the modern world. The whole thing is engaging and exciting, and rekindles a semi-lost fire of storytelling’ **** (EdinburghGuide.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is step free access at the John Knox House entrance of the building, the main entrance door for Storytelling Centre has 9 steps leading up to to it from street level. If not taking the lift there is then a total of 17 steps up to the library (9 steps, a landing, and then 8 additional steps). All guests enter library through same door once inside the building.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Annie 28 days ago

Lovely show in small venue. Gentle music and storytelling. Atmospheric and interesting. Wonderful mix of Shetland and Nordic stories. Beautifully told. Recommended.

Anne Hunter 29 days ago

I loved this show. I felt as if I was on board the longship the whole time and still remember the exhilaration of ‘Walking the Oars’ i.e. the moment when the oars are actually walked. It’s a wonderful telling of wonderful stories with sublime musicianship.

Alice Fernbank 29 days ago

Walk the Oars is an absolute joy. Svend-Erik Engh and Neil Sutcliffe take you on a journey onboard a Viking ship from Denmark to Shetland. Told mostly in English but with sprinklings of Gaelic, Danish, and Old Norse which bring a depth and richness to the piece. You will hear Viking stories and songs from Scotland, and you will leave with a warm heart and a smile on your face.


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