Tales, yarns and legends at the Westgate

Traditional storyteller Michael O'Leary will be weaving tales of fearsome giants, heroes and spooks for all the family at Winchester's Westgate Museum on Easter Saturday.

Michael O'Leary, otherwise known as the Hagstone Storyteller, is based in Southampton and although all his stories have a local flavour, they are influenced by traditional folk tales from across the British Isles and beyond.

"Mike aims to bring alive local places, legendary events and ancient museum objects in the imaginations of his audience", said Sher Kent, Visitor Services Manager at Winchester City Council's Museums Service. "The day promises to include exciting and spooky stories mixed with a little bit of music and a great deal of laughter".

The yarns start on Saturday 26 March 2005 at 11.00 am.12.30 pm, 2.00 pm and 3.30 pm. Admission is free and no booking is required - just turn up!

Westgate Opening hours: February and March: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 12noon-4pm; April-October: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm; November-January: Closed

Access to the Museum is up steep stone stairs which have a rope handrail.

For more information contact: Winchester City Council's Museums Service on 01962 848269, e-mail: museums@winchester.gov.uk