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On Sunday 10th March in the Casa do Povo in Santa Estevao, a few people met together to listen to the Brazilian storyteller Thomas Bakk. He is a passionate, funny, clever storyteller who engages the audience by occasionally involving them in the story. He tells stories, with his body and face. He has a big grin and large eyes which hold your attention. He sings and plays a tambourine as the stories progress. He creates a relaxed friendly atmosphere. He also provides opportunities for the audience to come forward and tell their stories. One woman Maria do Rosario told old stories from the village.
Another woman Maria Tolentinna shared a book she has had published about local herbs. She is known locally as a “Benzedetras”. A wise woman who uses herbs to heal.