SUPERNATURAL and intriguing stories from Renaissance Venice will be brought to life during a storytelling event in Hemingford Grey.

SUPERNATURAL and intriguing stories from Renaissance Venice will be brought to life during a storytelling event in Hemingford Grey.

Cambridge Storytellers will be retelling The Merry Nights of Giovanni Francesco Straparola.

The stories are being told on Sunday (September 26) at 7.30pm for an 8pm start in the music room of the atmospheric 12th century Manor in Hemingford Grey.

Described as bawdy, irreverent, supernatural and intriguing, the tales will feature a horrid priest, a prostitute, a magical doll and a dishonest sailor.

The story sees participants of a party in Venice tell each other tales, ranging from bawdy to fantastic.

Marion Leeper, of Cambridge Storytellers said the evening would consist of medieval tales told in a modern context.

She said: "These stories from 16th century Venice will provide for a truly merry night.

"We will be recreating the tradition of storytelling and using improvisation to bring ancient tales to life."

INFORMATION: Tickets cost £10. Places should be booked by phoning 01480 463134 or e-mailing diana_boston@hotmail.com