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Repeats every week every Friday until Tue Feb 28 2017.
Friday, 3 February 2017 - 3:25pm to Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 3:25pm

SOCIETY FOR STORYTELLING www.sfs.org.uk and on facebook : The Society for Storytelling

SFS FEBRUARY 2017 LONDON STORYTELLING NEWSLETTER

Apologies for lateness, computer problems. If you are a member you should have received this news from Kevin Blackburn who sends out national news to SFS Members. Hope you have enjoyed National Storytelling Week – the coat tales are this week. Pippa

SFS is the only storytelling network in the UK and we value all storytellers from professional performance storytellers to those telling in education, libraries, community events, outdoor activities, for fun, in care homes, hospitals, and we value people who perhaps don't consider themselves as storytellers but love coming to storytelling events.

The Society has new blood and new exciting ideas. Be part of it! We have had nearly 50 new members since the new year. 

Details for joining on website or let me know if you or your club or organisation would like to take up membership.

THE SFS GATHERING 5th - 7th MAY 2017  in PLYMOUTH

Paul Jackson reports that there will be some very exciting developments happening for SFS and all will be revealed at the Gathering!

FESTIVAL AT THE EDGE – NEW VENUE, NEW DATE!!

28th -30th JULY 2017

Dearnford Lake, Tilstock Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 3JQ

website: http://www.festivalattheedge.org/ email: info@festivalattheedge.org

MARY MEDLICOTT Book and Blog

Storyteller Mary Medlicott has a new book out. An affirmation and celebration of the personal tale, A LONG RUN IN SHORT SHORTS is a collection of 40 tales from Mary’s own life. Many are ones she has told in the course of her work. Her written versions set the scene: coincidences, memorable words that have retained their power, people and events of the kind you could never forget. 

Self-published by Storyworks Press, at £8.50 per copy. To buy a copy, either go to  www.storyworks.org.uk where single copies can be purchased through PayPal. Or email your order direct to:  mary.medlicott@storyworks.org.uk

Mary also runs a wonderful STORYTELLING BLOG with new postings every Saturday. It can be reached through my website: www.storyworks.org.uk. Or you can go straight to it by clicking on: www.storyworks.org.uk/wordpress

EVENTS

FRIDAY 3rd FEBRUARY

All Evening

Crick Crack Club: Wellcome Collection183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

WELLCOME SPECTACULAR : WILD MAN! 

An evening of stories, activities, food and people roaming about in enormous costumes, to celebrate the figure of the Wild Man. Spend a night in the company of the wild ones - hairy ladies, iron men, feral children and others who help us define what it means to be human by testing societal norms. Join the Crick Crack Club to explore who these wild ones are, the function they serve, our myriad reactions to them, and why these potent characters populate our stories, our psyche and our reality. Adults (14+) Free, but some talks and performances need advance booking available from 11.00 on Friday 27 JANUARY.  www.wellcomecollection.org

SATURDAY 4th FEBRUARY Celebrating National Storytelling Week

11 – 12noon

Pinner Library, Marsh Road, Pinner

WINTER TALES TO WARM YOU! Join PIPPA REID AND GREG MCCORMICK 

for a fun hour of tales and musical activities.  Family Storytelling for 5 - 105 years! You are also invited to bring a short story to tell Free! 


MONDAY 6th FEBRUARY

7pm – 8pm
Crick Crack Club at Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St, London W1D3NE
DARK GOTHIC FAIRY TALES : SALLY POMME CLAYTON

Magical delight. Dark, gothic fairytales for grown-ups accompanied by Sally Pomme’s little shadow theatre, with some new stories and puppets lurking in the shadows. Stories of forbidden lovers, lonely lasses, passionate Goddesses, lusty lads peppered with delicate images from a teeny, tiny shadow theatre. Get lost in the dark, meet your shadow, and be entranced! 18+ only, tickets come with a nip of something strong to keep out the winter chill. £10/8 Soho Box office: 020 7478 0100

TUESDAYs 7th, 21st & 28th February (No meeting on 14th Feb)

8 - 10 pm

St Mary's Community Centre, 180 Eltham High Street, London SE9 1BJ

STORYTELLING IN HOPE weekly circle 

The weekly drop-in storytelling circle is for those who love sharing stories in an informal setting. Also for those who want to develop their stories and skills by telling in a small, supportive group.   There is a theme for the evening, for those looking for inspiration, but all stories are always welcome.  Themes this month: Rope; Rock & Stone; Making Sacrifices. £2.50  http://www.storytellinginhope.com/circle.php

WEDNESDAY 8th FEBRUARY
8pm

Storynight at Torriano 99 Torriano Ave NW5 2RX

WILD EDRIC – THE HERO UNDER THE HILL' told by AMY DOUGLAS & LUCY WELLS
The cry of a horn, the trample of hooves, Wild Edric rides over mynd and mountain. A tangled story of love and war, loss and redemption. Storytelling and music combine to tell a story that resonates in the bones of the land. This show was a wild success at Festival at The Edge 2016 £8


THURSDAY 9th FEBRUARY 

7-9 pm
1 Queens Parade, Willesden Green, NW2 5HT, London
LET'S MEET AND TELL TRADITIONAL STORIES
We are a group of storytellers, who gather once a month to share stories. The emphasis is on folk tales, wonder tales and myths but there's room for other tales too. The setting and atmosphere is friendly and informal.  https://www.facebook.com/northlondontraditionalstorytelling/
£3 donation Children are welcome 

THURSDAY 9th FEBRUARY Celebrating National Storytelling Week

7pm

Daisys (upstairs), Pinner Memorial Park, West End Lane, Pinner HA51AE

STORYTELLING FOR GROWN UPS with guest RACHEL ROSE REID

Come and join our group of storytellers and poets for an enjoyable “fireside” evening The evening celebrates the 17th annual National Storytelling Week, coordinated by Society for Storytelling which promotes oral story telling. You are invited to bring a story or poem to tell (reading if you need to!) £4 (incl nibbles) all proceeds to The West House and Heath Robinson Museum Trust 

MONDAY 13th FEBRUARY

7.30 pm

The Welcome Centre, by St Mary’s Church, Walthamstow, 8 Church End, London E17 9RJ Walthamstow Central (12 minute walk)

STOWTELLERS - The Walthamstow Storytelling Club The following day is Valentine’s Day, so we invite stories to suit the occasion. Other stories are most welcome.  Email us or sign up on the night. £4(£3 for concessions) Info:  stowtellers@yahoo.co.uk  or 07837 308703 or Facebook ‘Stowtellers’ 

WEDNESDAY 15th FEBRUARY

Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8pm  

The Camden Head, 100 Camden High Street, Camden Town, NW1 0LU 
NATURAL BORN STORYTELLERS : Illicit Encounters £5 For full event information and to buy tickets, please visit www.naturalbornstorytellers.com


FRIDAY 17th FEBRUARY 
11am
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park, London, SE24 0PA
CAN AN ELEPHANT AND AN ANT BE FRIENDS? OUTDOOR STORYTELLING in this lush, green community garden. 
This month we’ll be celebrating the theme of friendship to coincide with Valentine’s Day. Which of our garden animals might be friends? Since this event falls during half term we welcome any older siblings who would like to join their younger brothers or sisters. Please wrap up warm as we will be outdoors.  Free but bookahead online.  http://www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/event/february-pre-school-storytelling/ 

WEDNESDAY 22nd FEBRUARY

8pm

Goldsmiths Arms 3 Croydon Road. Penge. London SE20 7TJ

BECKENHAM STORYTELLING CIRCLE 

We are a small group of storytellers  of mixed abilities who meet every month to tell stories and hopefully improve. All are welcome so if you are looking  for a place to start telling...you have just found it. Listeners welcome too of course. This event is free but a small donation is welcomed to support the occasional visit of a professional teller. www.beckenhamstorytellingcircle.yolasite.com

THURSDAY 23rd FEBRUARY

8.30pm

Crouch End ArtHouse 159A Tottenham Ln, London N8 9BT

OTHERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE by CLARE MUIREANN MURPHY

Stories peopled by shape-shifters and once-god-fairies who move seamlessly between our own and a decidedly other Phone: 020 8245 3099 world.http://www.arthousecrouchend.co.uk/programme/?programme_id=3360176

FRIDAY 24th FEBRUARY

7.30pm

St. Michael's Sanctuary, Church Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AS

DARK STORIES FROM INDIA – PETER CHAND

From shape-shifters to cunning seducers and sadistic mother in laws to sensual spirits; British Indian Storyteller Peter Chand has brought together a collection of truly dark and disturbing stories from India, several told here for the first time! Stories from the floor in the first half. £7 / £5 concessions  surreystorytellersguild@gmail.com / http://www.surreystorytellersguild.co.uk

FRIDAY 24th FEBRUARY 
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common Northside,  London SW4 0QW
THE FROG PRINCESS PUNKED : SALLY POMME CLAYTON
This performance is under-construction, being developed in Omnibus’s ‘Engine Room’. We will present 25 mins (a third of the performance) , along with two other works in progress. Sally Pomme Clayton and an all-girl band embark on a provocative collaboration combining the noise of punk with a surreal narrative about the dangers of annexing the wild and the wisdom of liberating the female. Together they create a hullabaloo of spoken word and electric guitar, songs and distorted sounds. It’s gonna be angry. It’s gonna be very loud.  Sally Pomme Clayton – story / Georgia Kalogeropoulou – guitars / Dawn Rose – drums / Fotios Begklis – images Tickets: http://omnibus-clapham.org/event/engine-room-7/

FRIDAY 24th FEBRUARY 

7.30pm

The Hub Coffee House 1A Kennington Road SE 1 7QP

Nearest tube Waterloo ( North Lambeth is closed). 

STORIES- A night of storytelling and spoken word. 

Following on from the success of the first night we are hosting a second storytelling night featuring storytellers from the UK, published poets/spoken word artists speaking their latest words and some light music. Floor spot if you are keen to share then pop along and sign up.

We are always looking for other artists so please do email Louise below if you are interested in performing.

£5.00 on the door.Contact Details: louisebland@yahoo.com  Website for coffee shop Hub Coffee House | Oasis Waterloo Hub

SUNDAY 26th FEBRUARY 
7pm
The Others, 6 Manor Road, N165SA
THE EMBERS COLLECTIVE will be bringing you an evening of stories and music around the theme of Love and Loss.

Cost/booking: £6 Website/contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/1170428269706121/

 

FESTIVAL

FIRESIDE FESTIVAL HERTFORDSHIRE  firesidefestival.org.

THURSDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
7.30pm
Red Lion Pub, Weston, Herts SG4 7DE
DEBS NEWBOLD will be telling us her TALES FROM A BAWDY BARDESS in a cosy room with open fire and sharing plates of snacky food included in the price. In this masterful piece of ribald ‘stand-up storytelling’ you can cock an ear to three of her most frolicksome medieval tales. £14 (12 concessions) including food.

SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY
10.00 am onwards
Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, High street, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6AR.
MARION LEEPER is bringing her tent in which she will tell STORIES IN THE DARK to 2-5 year-olds in groups of 15 (including their adults) in sessions lasting 30 mins. £5 for children (accompanying adult Free)

SATURDAY 4th MARCH
3.00pm
Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, High street, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6AR.
NELL PHOENIX will tell FIVE FEARLESS FRIENDS, her rollicking tales of adventure and courage aimed at 6+yr olds. £5 per ticket (4 for £15)

SATURDAY 4th MARCH
7.30pm
Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, High street, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6AR.
NELL PHOENIX will give us her RED RIDING HOOD AND OTHER LOST GIRLS. This she performed recently at Soho Theatre £8 (£6 concs)
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FRIDAY 3rd MARCH 

7.30pm

Crick Crack Club at Rich Mix Theatre 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA 

METAMORPHOSES by HUGH LUPTON & DANIEL MORDEN

World renowned for making classical Greek mythology accessible to anyone who listens, Hugh Lupton & Daniel Morden bring one of the most fabulous collections of stories from Ovid to the contemporary stage. 020 7613 7498

https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/theatre/metamorphoses-performance-storytelling-daniel-morden-hugh-lupton

THURSDAY 30th MARCH

8pm

Rich Mix Main Space 5-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA 

Crick Crack Club THE GRAND LYING CONTEST.... NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!!

An evening of relentless and preposterous absurdity is thrust upon a bewildered world, as fibbers, leg-pullers, prevaricators, and downright liars compete in public in this celebrated annual competition.

https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/theatre/grand-annual-lying-contest-2017

COURSES

TUESDAY S:  17th JANUARY - 4th APRIL  7.30 – 9.30pm

STORYTELLING COURSE WITH NELL PHOENIX 

Clean Break, Studio 3, 2 Patshull Road  Kentish Town  London NW5 2LB Nearest tube: Kentish Town + 4 min walk

This course is for participants new to storytelling and for those who wish to re-discover core skills, build repertoire and develop as creative storytellers. Fee: £264 incl, group and one-to-one mentoring and end-of-course showcase
Check the website for Nell's storytelling and workshop credentials  www.nellphoenix.co.uk

Contact nell.phoenix@blueyonder.co.uk for further details or to secure your space on this course.

19th FEBRUARY - 24th FEBRUARY 

STORYTELLING & HEALTHCARE led by STORYTELLER ROI GAL OR & MEDICAL DOCTOR DANIELA SCAGLIONE

International School of Storytelling,  1, Forest House, Forest Row , Sussex RH18 5BE Phone: 01342 822563

In response to a growing interest in storytelling and the healing process, we have an exciting new offering at the International School of Storytelling...'This new course brings together an experienced medical doctor and a storyteller  to support health care professionals in developing tools to hold and promote the healing process.. 

email admin@schoolofstorytelling.com. For more information or  to book a place click here :http://www.schoolofstorytelling.com/is-this-for-me/weekend-and-short-courses/storytelling-and-health-care.html

 15th JULY – 21st JULY 

THE BLEDDFA WEEK OF STORYTELLING

A week’s immersion in storytelling for those who want to deepen their experience of telling stories with input from top tutors and facilitators.   Led by MICHAEL HARVEY and HAZEL BRADLEY with GUEST TUTORS DANIEL MORDEN AND JANE FLOOD  Bleddfa Centre and if you would like to have up to date information about future course content and dates please email  the centre director Sarah Pearson  or phone +44 (0)1547 550377.

https://bleddfaweekofstorytelling.wordpress.com/ www.michaelharvey.org 07812166138