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22 October - 13 November
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LORE of the LAND: Tales, Trials and Environmental Justice - Accessing Law through Storytelling (Bangor University event)

What’s on offer?

Professional storyteller Milly Jackdaw and Dr Lucy Finchett-Maddock (Bangor Law School, The LORE School) would like to invite you to gather round for two upcoming ‘around the fire’ storytelling events in Bangor and Cardiff this Autumn, as part of the Festival of Social Sciences.  They will tell chosen Welsh tales from history and folklore with the hope of communicating and identifying principles of law found within ‘lore’.  

Stories relaying themes of environmental justice, common rights and stewardship, will be worked with, such as found in ‘Rhyfel y Sais Bach‘ (The War of the Little Englishman) and those most relevant to land rights, selected from the Mabinogion.

Participants will be introduced to basic storytelling methods, as well as areas of law concerning the land and environment (with particular focus on Welsh and English law).  The aim of the sessions is to use storytelling as a means of giving access to justice.

What’s it about?

LORE of the LAND:  Tales, Trials and Environmental Justice is part of a broader interdisciplinary, cross-practice series of research collaborations and interventions entitled 'Telling Law' (with TBA21-Academy, Vienna) and 'Storytelling as Disorder' (with Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and HDK-Valand, Academy of Art and Design, University of Gothenburg).  The projects seek to understand how law is ‘storied’, whilst also engendering the use of ‘storying’ within legal education, research, provision and artistic practice, in order to foster legal literacy and access to justice.

For further information please contact Lucy at or

Who’s leading the event?

Lucy Finchett-Maddock, School of History, Law and Social Sciences at Bangor University

Milly Jackdaw, Professional Storyteller 

Open to

The events are open to all but particularly relevant for young people, in understanding the relevance of today’s law within folklore and storytelling traditions in Wales, and how law can be used as a tool for empowerment for now and future generations. 

Scheduling information

This event is hosted in collaboration by Bangor and Cardiff Universities. It will take place in two separate locations on different dates. If you would like to attend this event in Bangor, please find details here: