Oceans of Possibilities Show with Davis Bates


Join us on WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2022, AT 6:30 PM for an evening of storytelling and song with Parents' Choice Award-winning singer & storyteller Davis Bates!


The program will involve the audience in songs and stories about and inspired by ocean critters and the sea from a variety of cultural traditions. Hear how foam came to be in the ocean, why fish don't talk, and be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands. The program will include plenty of sing-alongs, as well as a short lesson on how to play the spoons, and an appearance by an Irish dancing wooden dog named Bingo.

The performance will take outdoors. The rain site will be the Town Hall Auditorium. All ages welcome! Registration is required.


Davis Bates has been telling stories for over forty years, in schools, libraries, colleges, and community settings around New England and across the country. His recording of Family Stories won a Parent's Choice Gold Award and was named one of the year's best Audio Recordings by Booklist Magazine. Davis has also served as director and consultant for several local and regional oral history and folk art projects. Davis lives in the village of Shelburne Falls, MA. When he isn't collecting or learning stories, he spends his time gardening, cutting cordwood, and working on various pollinator and wildflower preservation projects at his home and Hampshire College.

This performance is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fairhaven Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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