East Anglian Storytelling Festival PROGRAMME HERE for the whole weekend

Event Type: 
Public Event
Age Restriction: 
All welcome
When: 
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Jimmy's farm
Pannington Hall Lane,
IP9 2AR Ipswich ,
GB

 


 

The East Anglian Storytelling Festival 2018 at Jimmy’s Farm

Friday 15thJune – Sunday 17thJune

Friday evening

5pm Opening Ceremony – The Orchard

Local legend John Row and Artistic Director Justine de Mierre and welcome you to the festival with  their trademark banter and maybe the odd tale, before the festival is officially opened by our patron Taffy Thomas MBE. See if you can spot any local celebrities and dignitaries!

5.30pm – 7.30pm – A Smorgasbord of Family Tales! – The Hub

Justine de Mierre hosts two hours of short tales for all the family. Featuring: Taffy Thomas MBE, Liz Weir, Baden Prince, Sarah Brady, Shane Ibbs and Sarah Walker. There will be a short interval.

7.30pm – 8.30pm – Dinner is served!Book with Jimmy’s Farm if you’d like to eat!

8.30pm – 10.30pm – A Smorgasbord of Adult Tales! – The Hub

Justine de Mierre hosts two hours of short tales strictly for the grown ups! (14+) Featuring: Hannah Brailsford, Mark Scott-Ison, Carl Merry, Gerry Donlon, Veronica Chambers, Suzanne Arnold

11pm – midnight - Fireside tales

Join us for tales around the campfire back at the campsite

Saturday daytime

10am – 12noon –  Professional Development: Performance Skills - The Hub

Join Hannah Brailsford and Justine de Mierre to brush up on your performance skills to connect and engage audiences

10am – 12noon –  Make Believe Craft Sessions - The Marquee

Artist and Forest School Teacher Rose Croft will be running  story related activities including making fairy crowns, weaving God's eyes, hiding wishes in Wishing sticks, bracelet making and Pom Pom winding!

1pm – 3pm - Family Tales Tag Team! – The Marquee

Eight of our finest storytellers tag teaming their way through the afternoon with tales to delight all ages! Featuring: John Row, Chris Richardson, Jan Williams, Andy Jennings, Eamonn Keenan, Peter Optical, Baden Prince and Justine de Mierre

Afternoon – Walkabout Storytellers – Around the Farm

Shane Ibbs and Paul Jackson will be marauding amongst the crowds bringing tales to every corner of the farm – catch them if you can!

1.30pm – 3.30pm - Adult Storytelling Performance: Rebel Queen – The Hub

After their successful tour of East Anglian, Liam Carroll and Su Squire bring us their stunning storytelling performance of the life of Boudica. Strictly over 14s only

4pm – 5pmStoryround – The Marquee

Gerry Donlon and Veronica Chambers of Bard Aloud host a storyround for your chance to tell your own tales!

 

Saturday Evening

5.30pm – 7.30pm – Tales for all the Family  – The Restaurant

Taffy Thomas MBE hosts two hours of tales for all the family from an all star line up of tellers. Featuring: Taffy Thomas MBE, Liz Weir, John Row and Marion Leeper. There will be a short interval.

7.30pm – 8.30pm – Dinner is served!Book with Jimmy’s Farm if you’d like to eat!

8.30pm – 10.30pm – After dark tales for Grown Ups – The Restaurant

Hannah Brailsford hosts two hours of tales strictly for the grown ups! (14+) Featuring: Hannah Brailsford, Dave Tonge, Paul Jackson, Glenys Newton.  There will be a short interval

11pm – midnight – Bawdy Fireside tales

Suki Silvertongue hosts a night of bawdy tales around the campfire!

Sunday

10am – 12noon - Professional Development: Stepping into Story – The Hub

Join Chair of the Society for Storytelling Paul Jackson for a workshop to take your storytelling to the next level

10am – 12noon –  Make Believe Craft Sessions - The Marquee

Artist and Forest School Teacher Rose Croft will be running  story related activities including making fairy crowns, weaving God's eyes, hiding wishes in Wishing sticks, bracelet making and Pom Pom winding!

 

1pm – 3pm - Family Tales Tag Team! – The Marquee

Eight of our finest storytellers tag teaming their way through the afternoon with tales to delight all ages! Featuring: Taffy Thomas MBE, Rose Croft, Suzanne Arnold, Barrie de Lara, Mark Scott-Ison, Janina Vigurs, Carl Merry, Veronica Chambers

Afternoon – Walkabout Storytellers – Around the Farm

John Row and Justine de Mierre will be marauding amongst the crowds bringing tales to every corner of the farm – catch them if you can!

1.30pm – 3.30pm - Adult Storytelling Performance: A trio of tellers – The Hub

Join Giles Abbott, Cath Edwards and Eamon Keenan for a collection of longer tales strictly for adults (14+)

4pm – 5pmStoryround – The Marquee

Sarah Walker and Barrie de Lara host a storyround for your chance to tell your own tales!

6pm – 8pm – Ten by ten closing tales – The Restaurant

Artistic Director Justine de Mierre hosts the closing session of the festival with ten tellers telling ten minute tales. There will be a short interval where food will be served, book with Jimmy’s Farm if you want to eat. Featuring: John Row, Justine de Mierre, Su Squire, Liz Weir, Giles Abbott, Suzanne Arnold, Dave Tonge, Cathryn Fairlee , Paul Jackson an

 

So, drum roll please... The East Anglian Storytelling Festival this year will be Friday 15th June - Sunday 17th June at Jimmy's Farm!!! We're so excited! Can't wait!! All the details on the website soon!! 

 

here will be the Society for Storytellings second Festival on the road…a week after Beyond the Border in Wales and four weeks before FaTE in Shropshire….Many stories news about the society for Storytelling…come and meet The Chair of the Sociery and leading Local members and brilliant storytellers..Like JohnRow, Justine de Mierre Shane Ibbs Ibbs, Hannah Brailsford , Peter optical, Carl Merry, Suzanne Arnold Taffy Thomas Paul Jackson  liz weir and many many more!!!!!

 

 

and one of the many Tellers you will hear is: Barrie de Lara


One of Barrie's earliest memories is being rescued, with his family and his Teddy Tail annual, from the great East Anglian floods of 1953 on Canvey Island. 

From there he has gone on to become a storyteller, singer, songwriter and writer. In 2011, his short story ‘Dinner at Benutti’s’ won the Bridport Third Prize for fiction. His Christmas song ‘The Blue Carol’ had its British premiere in Saint John’s Cathedral, Norwich, sung by the UEA 120-voice choir. 

He is a member of the East Anglian Fabulation, one half of Singalong Storytime (with Sarah Walker), and helps run Tales From the Undercroft, Norfolk's storytelling gathering.