Love On Our Side
  • Apr 26, 2017 6:00 pm
  • 58:30 mins

There are many forms of love: romantic love, familial love, even neighborly love. And whatever form it takes today's stories show that love can save lives, fuel long searches and journeys, and bind people together. Having love on your side can benefit you and those around you. Featuring storytellers: Simon Brooks, Antonio Rocha, Brendan Nolan, and Nathalie Vachon. The Three Feathers by Simon Brooks (1:08) Romantic love is what sends Henry off on a treacherous quest, but along the way he doesn't forget to extend neighborly love and is rewarded three-fold because of it. Simon Brooks was born and raised in England and has won awards for his storytelling from Parent's Choice and Storytelling World. Learn more about Simon Brooks at The Horse That Saved Six Lives by Antonio Rocha (27:42) When trouble arises love can push family and their beloved animals to great lengths in order to save the day. Told by Antonio Rocha, a Brazilian mime and storyteller. To learn more about Antonio Rocha visit The Dream of Aengus by Brendan Nolan (38:28) This story is a traditional tale from Ireland about Aengus, the god of love, youth, and poetry. It recounts a reoccuring dream that leads Aengus to search for his love. Brendan Nolan is from Ireland and focuses a lot of his musical and storytelling work on traditions from there. Learn more about Brendan Nolan at How the Mountain Got its Spirit by Nathalie Vachon (51:27) In this story the Beaver learns that love often means looking outside of ourselves, even letting go of something we hold dear for the benefit of someone or something else. Nathalie Vachon is a storyteller, writer, painter, and teacher in the Toronto Beaches community. To learn more about her visit

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