Here are my upcoming events – I’m starting to do more in-person events, but I intend to continue online, so there’s plenty for everyone!
Tuesday 18th January 8pm – Taking The Tradition On with Zahra Afsah Zahra was born and grew up in Tehran. Her MA in Persian Painting and Transcultural Visuality examines the links between oral storytelling and Persian miniature painting, exploring the direct influences of the oral tradition in the Khamseh of Nizami of 1494-95. Zahra crafts the ancient Persian stories she tells with precision and passion and believes that through certain stories we can grow both internally and externally.
We’ll be talking about Persian culture and storytelling, how it translates in Britain, the difference between telling to audiences in Iran and Britain and how visual art can complement oral storytelling
Live on zoomhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86101206063
Tuesday 1st February 8pm – Taking The Tradition On with ? My Patrons are always the first to know! It will be announced publicly on 19th January https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83757526726
Saturday 5th February 2022 Wolverhampton Literature Festival Family storytelling sessions: 10.30-11.30am at Wolverhampton Central Library, 12.45 -1.45pm at Wednesfield library
Thursday 10th February 8pm – Get A Word In Edgeways Online Concert Live from Marrakech!!! (we hope…!) Storytellers and wordsmiths from around the world are gathering for the international storytelling festival, we cherrypick a few of the early arrivals for you. https://www.getawordinedgeways.co.uk/whats-on/online-concerts/2022-02-10.php
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.
Tuesday 1st March 8pm Taking The Tradition On with…? My patrons are always the first to know! It will be announced here in February… your clue is St David’s Day…
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/
Thursday 10th March Get A Word In Edgeways online concert with David Heathfield and more wordsmiths to be announced
Friday 11th March BLAST! 8pm ‘Merlin Entombed’ – Simon Heywood Bishops Castle Town Hall http://bishopscastletownhall.co.uk/music-entertainment/
Sunday 20th March – Rivers of Story VR live launch!, Nell Gwynne Studio, The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford
Tuesday 5th April – Taking The Tradition On with…? My patrons are always the first to know!
Thursday 7 April Get A Word In Edgeways online concert https://www.getawordinedgeways.co.uk/whats-on/online-concerts/
Tuesday 3rd May – Taking The Tradition On with…? My patrons are always the first to know!
Thursday 12th May Get A Word In Edgeways online concert https://www.getawordinedgeways.co.uk/whats-on/online-concerts/
Tuesday 7th June – Taking The Tradition On with…? My patrons are always the first to know!
Thursday 9th June Get A Word In Edgeways online concert with Baden Prince and other faboulous wordsmiths to be announced https://www.getawordinedgeways.co.uk/whats-on/online-concerts/
Tuesday 5th July – Taking The Tradition On with…? My patrons are always the first to know!
8-10 July 2022 – Get A Word In Edgeways Festival, Much Wenlock A whole weekend of words – poetry, storytelling and much more! I’ll be telling stories and hosting an opportunity for you to try my new virtual reality storytelling piece https://www.getawordinedgeways.co.uk/