Programme & Performances

For the full, up to date, Programme of Events please see the spread sheet at the bottom of this page.

SPECIAL EVENT: On Saturday, from 3pm ~4pm Grace Hallworth~ The society's 

Founder Member will be giving Q&A session.

storyteller and author of 'Mouth Open and Stories Jump Out' takes questions from the floor.

If you can be there to hear Grace talk about a lifetime of work.


The Friday Evening

Below is a list of workshops with individual prices for those who do not wish to purchase a weekend or day ticket.

Tickets for individual workshops or events can be purchased via Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University: Tel 01752 585050 until Thursday 4th May.  After that tickets can be purchased on Saturday 6th or Sunday 7th May at The Gathering Registration Desk, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University -  subject to availability.


The weekend and day tickets are a great way to book for the Gathering.  These give you priority booking on limited place events* and entrance to as many events as you want, plus complimentary tea or coffee during coffee breaks, with lunch and dinner on Saturday and a bagged picnic lunch on Sunday.  The last date for booking weekend or day tickets is midnight on Sunday 30th April.  


Please Note:  Weekend or Day Tickets can only be purchased via the SfS website.  Go to

For further information either contact  Bev Smerdon at:  or Paul Jackson: 


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'This Little Pig went to market this little story had none' 5.00~6.00pm sat ..and 9.45~10.45am  Sunday
Dr. Hannah McDowall is both a storyteller and a researcher of 'value chains'. This year she plans to put those two together (with your help) and map out all the steps, inputs, connections and effort needed to get a great storytelling idea into the ears of an appreciative audience. When this research is finished she hopes to produce a 'map' or a 'guide' or whatever you think will be most helpful tool to support storytellers to reach the right audiences. BUT SHE NEEDS YOUR HELP TO GET STARTED, to identify the right questions and to contribute your own experiences of navigating the storytelling journey.
In this discussion Hannah will introduce the research project and how she believes it could serve the storytelling community and market and then give you loads and loads of time to say what you think too. This is a co-creation space.

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You can see all the events here.

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If you buy a week end/ day ticket~ALL workshops an performances come with the ticket.

as does a good selection of meals.