12th March 2021
New show for 2021!
The History Birds is a brand new small event we have created for launch this year. We have designed it in response to many venues who say they would love to have us visit but they don’t have enough outdoor space for falconry displays. That is no longer a problem!
The History Birds has a different identity to Raphael Historic Falconry, but it’s still us. The difference is it’s not a falconry event, it doesn’t have the word “falconry” in the title or the description. We don’t market it as a falconry event and we don’t want visitors to expect a falconry event. The History Birds is a live storytelling show with real birds. It is a static event which does not include any flying so it’s perfect for museums, schools and heritage venues where outdoor space is either limited or entirely absent. Yes, The History Birds can also be performed indoors!
The event is a magical mixture of bird related stories from across the centuries; legends, fables, folk stories, parables and personal accounts dating from ancient times through to the Victorian age. From heavenly tales to supernatural stories, the event dramatises man’s intense relationship with all things avian. Suitable for audiences of all ages, The History Birds offers a spellbinding story adventure through time in the company of a cast of enchanting birds.
Our new project is a pure STATIC event which does not include any free flying. It offers a marquee housing a collection of live birds, decorated with bird symbols and motifs from history, 2 performers in historic costume and a series of scheduled public story sessions. Passing visitors can view our feathered family throughout the day, chat with the performers and return to listen to our tales at the programmed times. For outdoor performances we use a twin speaker PA system, and for indoor performances we dispense with the marquee and set up a free standing display in a suitable area. That’s the beauty of The History Birds show, we can make it fit any venue.
If you are interested in booking this event, or would like to discuss the project further, please contact us via the details on our “Contact” page.