Only events open to the public are listed here, so come along – I’d love to see you!

Monday  2 September 2019, Shropshire Stories, Amy Douglas and Suzanne Thomas, Brewood Storytelling Club, Brewood Community Managed Library. £5, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Friday 6th September 2019, 10.30am ‘Toddler Storytelling Walk and Picnic‘ Dawley Hamlets Nature Reserve, Dawley, Telford.  Free event, bring a picnic.

4 December 2019 – ‘Wild Edric – A Marriage beyond the Mortal’ Feast of Fools Storytelling Club, Northampton Wild Edric is the mythic hero of the Welsh Marches.  He fought William the Conqueror, courted a fairy bride and leads the Wild Hunt. 

29 November – 1st December 2019 – The Cloth of Hope and Sorrow, Shonaleigh, Bank House, The High Street, Bishops Castle  I’m very excited to announce that BLAST! will be hosting Shonaleigh for a whole weekend of storytelling.  Shonaleigh is a drut’syla, part of an oral Jewish storytelling tradition.  She will be telling one cycle of stories that she learned from her grandmother over the weekend.  I’ll be confirming details and prices soon, but we will be staying in Bank House for the weekend and catered by the very talent Liz Pyman.  Food will be vegetarian with gluten free options and plenty of cake available for our tea breaks! 

9th March 2020,The Green Road, Lichfield Storytelling Club, The King’s Head
Bird Street,WS13 6PW, £6, 0797 970 7654

17-19 July 2020, Get a Word in Edgeways Festival, Much Wenlock I’ll be discussing and performing work arising from my current Arts Council England bid, digitising reel-to-reels recordings of Duncan Williamson.  I’ll be in conversation with David Campbell, talking about our friendships with and stories and ballads from the Scottish Traveller Tradition.

BLAST! Beautiful Lies and Startling Truths
I run a series of storytelling concerts over the winter months in Bishops Castle Town Hall. Dates for the storytelling series are included in the list below, usually the 2nd Friday of the month., Shropshire, SY9 5BG 01588 630023

Friday 20th September 2019
Michael Harvey and Pauline Down

Friday 11th October 2019
Sheila Arnold
Locks Open: The Chesapeake Waterways and The Underground Railroad.

Friday 8th November
Shropshire Folklore Night
Shropshire Saints and Witches
Val Littlehales, Terry Tandler, Suzanne and Jake

December 13th 2019
Dave Tong
Midwinter Miracles from Medieval Times.

January 10th 2020
Amy Douglas
From Ear to There

February 14th 2020
Cath Little
The Hallows Queen

March 13th 2020
Dominic Kelly
The Hero Light