GREEN campaigning team Windermere Reflections has teamed up with the nation’s favourite storyteller for an egg-citing Easter weekend at Storyteller’s Garden in Grasmere.

Easter Saturday (April 19) will see an egg-painting session in the Garden, followed by a parade through the village to the YHA youth hostel at Butharlyp Howe for egg rolling on the lawn.

Taffy will be involved again on Easter Sunday with a storytelling walk through the village and along the riverside, again ending at the youth hostel.

Taffy, who is artistic director of Tales in Trust, the Northern Centre for Storytelling, based in Grasmere, has a repertoire of more than 300 tales and is famous for reciting them in unusual settings.

He was awarded the MBE for services to storytelling and charity and is a patron of the Society for Storytelling.

Windermere Reflections’ programme manager Liz Davey said that Taffy and his wife Chrissy Thomas were both energetic supporters of the efforts to improve water quality in the catchment area.

“We love working with Taffy and sharing the area’s traditional stories,” she said.

“Not only are they a great way of preserving and sharing our cultural heritage but they can also be a very powerful way to connect people with their surrounding environment and its issues, and we are delighted to be involved in this Easter celebration.”