Here are my events – I’m starting to do more in-person events, but there are still lots of online events, so there’s plenty of chances for everyone to come!
Get A Word In Online – Second Thursday of the month Join us online for an evening of poetry, storytelling, author readings, collaborations and a celebration of the spoken word. These are live events – and you won’t be able to watch later! You will be able to join in on the chat – and please do applaud our guests and tell them what you think!
BLAST! Beautiful Lies and Startling Truths Performing Storytelling Club will be back in person in October at Bishops Castle Town Hall – see listings below for details
Friday 10th September 10am -12pm, Dawley Hamlets Parents and Toddler (in person) story walk
Sunday 12th September – Get A Word In Edgeways Family Day, Much Wenlock (in person) – all FREE! I’ll be spending the day from 11 – 4 hanging out with the marvellous Kate Innes. We’ll be swapping readings and stories from our books ‘Greencoats’ and ‘Shropshire Folk Tales for Children’. Riddles, folklore, a storywalk and a chance to have your books signed by the authors
Friday 8th October – BLAST! is back at The Town Hall with our first guest, Jewish Drut’syla, Shonaleigh. Tickets are £8 or £28 for group of 4, from Bishops Castle Town Hall
Wednesday 13th October – Beeston Tales, 8pm, online – a fun, friendly, adult club where I get to tell whatever I like… well, within a certain amount of time! https://www.facebook.com/groups/beestontales/
Thursday 14th October – Get A Word In Online, 8-10pm
Monday 1st November 2021, Wild About Story Book Club (online) – I’ll be talking to Tim Ralphs about ‘The Weirdstone of Brisingamen’ by Alan Garner, https://www.facebook.com/wildaboutstory
Tuesday 2nd November Taking the Tradition On returns! Online, details coming soon – link will be posted here, in the meantime you can watch past episodes here
Thursday 11th November – Get A Word in Online, 8-10pm including Simon Heywood and Gary Cordingley in our ‘creative conversation’ exploring stories of conscientious objectors
Friday 19th November – BLAST! presents ‘Not Maid, Nor Widow, Nor Wife’ – A sensational broadside performed in story and song by Tamar Eluned Williams and Morwen Williams Tickets £8 or £28 for group of 4, from Bishops Castle Town Hall
Tuesday 7th December – Taking the Tradition On Online, details coming soon – link will be posted here, in the meantime you can watch past episodes here
Thursday 9th December – Get A Word in Online, 8-10pm
Friday 10th December – BLAST! presents ‘Fireside Tales for a Winter’s Night’ – Midwinter magic, melancholy, merriment and miracles with Amy Douglas, Suzanne Thomas and friends Tickets £8 or £28 for group of 4, from Bishops Castle Town Hall
12th-20th February 2022, Marrakech International Storytelling Festival What a wonderful thing to look forward to! I’ll be telling live, but we’re also beginning to have conversations about a GAWIE special online concert from Marrakech, podcast etc… It’s going to be a marvellous festival and will be supporting lots of artists, riads etc that have been hard hit by the pandemic, as well as the education programme the World Storytelling Cafe supports. If you can, why not join us in Marrakech and book in now to one of the many beautiful historic riads that are supporting the festival.
Friday 4th March 2022 – ‘Travelling Together’, A Bit Crack Storytelling, Newcastle This is the story of a young woman’s quest for stories. It’s the tale of Jack on an adventure. It’s a story of truth and tradition, the power of fire and how stories are always relevant, because at their heart, people don’t change. It’s about endless cigarettes, special brew, learning to drive and hunting limpets. It is the story of an unlikely friendship and how a Shropshire teenager learned to drive chauffeuring a Scots Traveller to the pub. Hopefully in person, details TBA at https://www.abitcrack.com/events/