Dates

Times are definitely changing!  Of course, all upcoming events in the real world have been postponed or cancelled, but there are huge amounts happening online.  They are often short notice, so I’ll keep this as up to date as possible – and often things can be seen for a little while afterwards.  I’m in the process of sorting out a ‘storytelling chat show’ on Zoom – dates to be announced soonish.  If you can’t wait, please have a look at my podcasts and have a listen.

28th March 2020, Story Fest – zoom online concert 6-10pm got, my slot is at 7.30pm.
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Thursday 9th April, 7-10pm: Get A Word in Edgeways Spoken Word Zoom Concert: I’m very excited to be hosting a series of spoken word concerts for GAWIE – put the date in your diary – as soon as I have the meeting password, I will put up it here and advertise the event on Facebook. https://www.getawordinedgeways.co.uk/

Thursday 14th May, 7-10pm: Get A Word in Edgeways Spoken Word Zoom Concert: I’m very excited to be hosting a series of spoken word concerts for GAWE – put the date in your diary – as soon as I have the meeting password, I will put up it here and advertise the event on Facebook. https://www.getawordinedgeways.co.uk/ 

Thursday 11th June, 7-10pm: Get A Word in Edgeways Spoken Word Zoom Concert: I’m very excited to be hosting a series of spoken word concerts for GAWE – put the date in your diary – as soon as I have the meeting password, I will put up it here and advertise the event on Facebook. https://www.getawordinedgeways.co.uk/

17th June 2020, Birmingham Storytelling Cafe, currently still going ahead, but watch this space… The Kitchen Cafe, York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7SA.  Food served from 6.30pm, storytelling starts at 7:30, tickets from the venue £7 or buy online at www.wegottickets.com

3-5th July 2020, Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival, Dinefwr Park, Carmarthenshire, http://www.beyondtheborder.com – postponed to 2-4 July 2021

Thursday 9th July, 7-10pm Get A Word in Edgeways Spoken Word Zoom Concert: I’m very excited to be hosting a series of spoken word concerts for GAWE – put the date in your diary – as soon as I have the meeting password, I will put up it here and advertise the event on Facebook. https://www.getawordinedgeways.co.uk/

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.

21st November 2020 – Travelling Toghether, Fonkelvogel, Belgium. The unusual combination of a whimsical teenager and a down-to-earth Scots Traveller.  Reminiscences of learning to drive, make pegs, drink special brew and cope with sleep deprivation alongside an ever-present flow of story, song and history.  Amy Douglas remembers her apprenticeship with Duncan Williamson and shares a glimpse into an unusual friendship; the journey of a storyteller and the transmission of a tradition from one culture to another

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. http://www.bishopscastletownhall.co.uk, Shropshire, SY9 5BG 01588 630023

Friday 11thSeptember – Blue Moon Rising – Cat Wetherill.  A sparkling collection of new stories from Cat to celebrate twenty years telling tales. Bold, intimate, playful, loving and cinematic

Friday 16thOctober – Of Sea and Shore – Helen East and Rick Wilson  Story and rhythm, percussion and song weave shore and sea together, from Indonesia to Iceland and Wales to Scotland.  Tales of selkies and mermaids – the danger and wonder of the sea.

Friday 6th November – Where Dragons Lead – Suzanne and Jake Tumnus  Between the Corve and the Neen, home to the Clee Hills, three artists celebrate their landscape.  Maps and memories, boundary stones and boulders, the land tells its tales

Friday 11thDecember– The Grateful and the Dead – Ben Haggarty.  Hares and hags go hand in paw; the Bull Horned King of the Demons reigns supreme, and a good companion may be both a blessing and a curse…fierce, fast, and unashamedly magical

Friday 8thJanuary – Stories from the Bristol Channel and Beyond – Steve Killick and David Ambrose   Pitched sea battles and royal welcomes; pirates and mermaids; sailors and slaves.   Strange cargoes, stranger stories and Sabrina, the river Goddess rides the Severn Bore

Friday 12thFebruary – Journeywoman – Amy Douglas.  A treasure trove of tapes, a year of listening later, Amy shares her frustration over missing ends of stories; the intimacy of eavesdropping on 50 year old conversations as well as stories, ballads and memories of one of the greatest traditional storytellers, Duncan Williamson

Friday 5thMarch – Scottish tales of the Supernatural – Heather Yule.  A folklorist’s daughter, Heather grew up with Jack, the fairies, water kelpies and music…but these stories are for grownups…an otherworldly adventure of dark tales and bittersweet harp.

Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start   Tea, beer and homemade cake available  

Tickets: individual £8.00, group £25 (4 people) season ticket £40

FB: BLAST! Beautiful Lies and Startling Truths   www.b-l-a-s-t.co.uk