I cant quite believe how wonderful my year has been and continues to be.
FESTIVALS DONE SO FAR THIS YEAR
Leeds Storytelling Takeover.
Into The Wild, Beltane Fire Festival.
Hare Moon Storytelling Camp.
Barking Folk Festival.
East Anglian Storytelling Festival.
The Fling Festival.
Village Green Festival.
Folk by the Oak Festival.
Larmer Tree Festival.
FESTIVALS COMING UP.
Cambridge Folk Festival.
Into The Wild Summer Festival.
Culture In The Park Festival.
I am truly blessed as I enjoy Storytelling so much. I have met some wonderful old friends and met some lovely new storytelling and story listening friends
A couple of photo’s that someone took last weekend at the Roots Gathering Festival in Kent. A truly wonderful small friendly festival.
This is an exciting opportunity to see professional Story Tellers and Urban Spoken Word artists in the same evening, Free of charge. To be held on Sunday the 11th December starting at 7.30pm in the United Bretheren PH (off Moulsham Street) Chelmsford. It will be the first event of its kind. An Essex Storytelling Winter Festival of stories and spoken word. It will be an evening of two halves. The first half will be the ancient tradition of oral story telling followed by a second half of modern urban spoken word performances. The theme will be based around Winter, stories about winter and stories for winter, ancient and modern. The artists will include, Paul Jackson, Martin Reed, Gerry Donlon, Shane Ibbs, Sadie Davidson and Olmo Lazarus……This really is, a not to be missed opportunity, a unique spoken word Festival.
I recently performed two of my own poems at the 2016 Essex Poetry Festival at the Cramphorn Theatre in Chelmsford. It was the first time I have performed my own poetry at such a prestigious event. I was nervous and excited in equal measure. I also got to hear some great poems from a very diverse bunch of poets.
Had a great time at Compassfest 2 on Sunday I did two sets and told 5 stories, some were funny, some were of adventure and a very old Suffolk folk tale. The audience of children and adults were fantastic and laughed in all the ‘right’ places.
I was invited to tell some stories in the evening at Hare Moon storytelling festival in Cambridgeshire over the bank holiday weekend. I also got to tell a couple of impromptu tales to some children there in the day time. There were some amazing story tellers there, such as Paul Jackson, Abbie Simmonds ,Suzanne Arnold and Liam Carroll.