Most of my events in the physical world have been either cancelled or postponed – but I am still hosting and performing in lots of events online!

Regular Events:

taking the tradition on logoTaking The Tradition On…  Over lockdown I have been hosting a storytelling talk show – this series the theme is ‘Storytellers and the lands they live and walk. Come live on Zoom 8pm first Tuesday of the month, or catch up with past episodes on my YouTube channel, Taking The Tradition On

Screenshot 2020-04-21 at 15.50.15Get A Word In Online – Second Thursday of the month Get A Word In Edgeways Spoken Word Festival has asked me to host a regular monthly spoken word concert.  Join us for an evening of poetry, storytelling, author readings, collaborations and a celebration of the spoken word.  These are live events – just like going out to a concert, you will need to get your drinks ready, log in and get comfortable for the start of the concert – we won’t wait for you – 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 – Second Friday every month  Incredible storytellers from all over the world  in the comfort of your own home.  Bring your own drinks and cake and put your feet up for an evening of wonder.  Doors open at 7.45pm for an 8.00pm start.  Tickets are £5.50 from WeGotTickets. FB: BLAST! Beautiful Lies and Startling Truths  

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday 16th June – Birmingham Storytelling Cafe The Trouble with Being King Claiming a crown, ruling a kingdom, raising princes and princesses in safety – these are tricky triumphs and the path to success is littered with stories. From rags to riches and back again, becoming King does not always guarantee living happily ever after.

Sunday 27th June at 5pm – 6pm – I’ll be hosting Christine Watkins, Fiona Collins and Cath Little talking about creating collections of folktales for the History Press.  We’ll explore how these artists connect with the landscapes of the areas they’ve collected, plus a chance to share a story or extract from their collection – link coming soon
Wednesday 30th June – Storywalk at Bury Ditches specially designed for Home-Educating young people 8 to 14 years old and their partners in education.  With wildlife expert Rob Rowe for Mythstories Museum of Myth and Legend. Tickets will be released on eventbrite on 16th June find out more: 

2-4 July 2021, Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival, Dinefwr Park, Carmarthenshire, (in person event, fingers crossed!) 

Thursday 8th July 2021 8pm – Get A Word In Edgeways Online Concert – a fabulous International celebration of words!  Poetry, storytelling, folklore and song.  Wolverhampton Poet Laureate Emma Purshouse, American storyteller Dan Keding, member of the US Circle of Excellence and celebrated Dutch storyteller, Rien Van Miensel

Saturday 10th July 2021 – Bishops Castle Summer Festival  An in-person gig! lunchtime stories with Amy Douglas, Helen East and Rick Wilson and Sal Tonge

Saturday 10th July 2021, 5-6pm – ‘Borders’ BtB online festival – History Press Feature with Peter Stevenson and Sef Townsend.  We are all History Press artists who work cross-border and we will explore what this means and how it informs our work as storytellers. 

Saturday 24th July – Haymeadow Festival, Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms – This will be a fab day of all sorts of delights – I’ll be telling from 12- 1pm,

Friday 10th September 10am -12pm, Dawley Hamlets Parents and Toddler story walk

Monday 1st November 2021, Wild About Story Book Club – I’ll be talking to Tim Ralphs about ‘The Weirdstone of Brisingamen’ by Alan Garner,

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.