Places Where I Have Told Stories

  • I have provided storytelling at a wide and diverse range of places such as:
  • SCHOOLS
  • Lyndhurst School, Southwark, London. Winter Fayre Storytelling.
  • East Kent Sudbury School, Margate. A Self Directed Learning Community, story share.
  • Brentwood Prep School, Essex. My 3rd year, Storytelling for the children’s ‘Enrichment Day’.
  • Holly Trees Primary School, Brentwood, Essex. Storytelling and workshops for the children to enhance their, imaginations, creativity and understanding of story narrative structure.
  • World Book Day,John Ray Infants School, Braintree, Essex.
  • ‘Tipi Woods’, an Alternative Education setting for Self Directed Learning Community of children.
  • ‘Tipi Woods’ Forest School Group.
  • Highwood Primary School, Chelmsford, Essex.
  • Kingsfleet Primary School, Felixstowe, Suffolk. Pirate stories and songs for the 5-7 yr old children
  • St Marys Primary School, Woodham Ferrers. Essex. Oral Storytelling, for World Book Day
  • Christ Church Infants School, Brick Lane, London. All day Storytelling at the school.
  • Woodcroft Nursery School, Chelmsford Essex. Songs, nursery rhymes and story.
  • Hatfield Peveral, Essex.  Childminders and children’s Summer Party.
  • Ashdown Preparatory School, Forest Row, Sussex
  • Steiner Pre-school Forest Row, Sussex
  • 270 children at ‘Chatham Green Project’ Schools Farm and Countryside Day, Essex.
  • ‘Blooming Moulsham’ Child-minding after school group, Chelmsford. Resident storyteller for 2 years.
  • MY VISIT TO THE NETHERLANDS
    • Amsterdam Storytelling club, invited to perform an Ancestor story that I crafted.
    • Dutch International Storytelling Centre in Den Haag, invited to perform an Ancestor story that I crafted.

FESTIVALS

  • Chelmsford Art & Culture Festival 2018. I was commissioned to curate 9 days of Storytelling across multiple public venues in Chelmsford.
  • ‘Beside The Seaside Festival’ 2018, Storytelling out of a Beach Hut, Dovercourt, Essex.
  • Harlequin Fayre, Norfolk. Back for a 2nd year, 3 days of Storytelling and Comparing the music tent, Norfolk.
  • ‘Kenya In The Park’, Barking Essex. Walkabout Storytelling at, “The largest Kenyan Festival in Europe”.
  • ‘Into The Wild Festival’, my 5th time at this fantastic 4 day festival. A festival in which I help co-curate the Storytelling, Spoken Word and Singing.
  • ‘Culture in the Park’. A multi cultural festival, my 2nd year of telling World stories. Oaklands Park Museum, Chelmsford, Essex.
  • National Trust,’ Summer Fayre’, Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk, my 2nd year for them.
  • National Trust ‘Wood and Craft Fair’ at Ickworth House in Suffolk. My 3rd time telling here. 2 days family storytelling.
  • ‘Folk East’, Suffolk, my 3rd year, Storytelling.
  • Cambridge Folk Festival, (the biggest in Europe), by Special Invitation. Four days of collaborative Storytelling.
  • ‘Larmer Tree Festival’ Wiltshire. A one hour performance to approx 100 people around a camp fire, in a woodland glade.
  • ‘Folk by the Oak’ Festival, Hertfordshire. Telling folk and fairy tales all day.
  • ‘Village Green Festival 2019’, Southend, all day telling Oral Stories, as part of a collective of Performance Storytellers.
  • ‘The Fling Festival’ 2019, Chelmsford Essex.
  • The East Anglian Storytelling Festival, my 4th year.
  • East Anglian Children’s Hospice, Cambridge, ‘Each Summer Festival’, all day storytelling.
  • Barking Folk Festival, asked back for a 3rd year. I am the festival’s sole Storyteller all weekend.
  • Hare Moon Storytelling Camp, Cambridgeshire, my 2nd time.
  • Palace Theatre, Southend. ‘Festival of Stories’ A day of storytelling performances as part of National Storytelling Week.
  • Chelmsford Ideas Festival, Cultural Community Tea Party, in the Library, telling family tales all day.
  • Chelmsford Ideas Festival, Storytelling at a Children’s award ceremony for a Peace Poetry Competion.
  • Chelmsford City Council. Art and Culture Collective, end of year celebration with some Winter Stories.
  • Essex Book Festival, telling Oral Pirate Tales and Sea stories on-board, the ex-Pirate Radio Caroline ship, docked in Harwich.
  • ‘Roots Gathering’, Kent. asked back for a 2nd year to this micro festival, 3 days of Storytelling.
  • ‘Folks Fest 2019’, Storytelling in the centre of the City of Chelmsford, at a mini pop-up festival in collaboration with Mencap
  • The ‘Ufford Arts Festival’, Ufford Suffolk. A one hour family storytelling session.
  • ‘Ufford Arts Festival’. A two hour adult storytelling, shared with an acoustic singer. Alternating story and song.
  • Maldon Essex. ‘Oyster Festival’, all day Family Storytelling, with a Sea & Pirate theme.
  • ‘Tipi Woods’ Forest School & Alternative Education setting, Family festival in the woods. Chelmsford Essex.
  • Leeds Literature Festival; ‘Leeds Storytelling Takeover’. A weekend dedicated to Oral Storytelling.
  • ‘Winterfest’ 2016, Arts event in Brightlingsea, Essex.
  • ‘ArtSeaMusic Festival 2017’ Family storytelling, Wivenhoe, Essex.
  •  ‘The Estuary Fringe Festival 2017’ . Special Guest, Southend-on-Sea.
  • Special Guest, Storyteller, ‘CompassFest 2016′ Compass’ Inn Suffolk.
  • Special Guest, Storyteller, ‘Spill Festival 2016’ Ipswich.

OUTDOOR SETTINGS

  • Essex Wildlife Trust, Winter Tales, at Belfairs Wood. (Sold Out)
  • ‘Winter Gathering’, tales in the woods, for ‘Tipi Woods’, Alternative Education Setting, Essex.
  • Essex Wildlife Trust, a summer evening  performing ‘Dark and Twisted Tales’ at dusk in the wood. (sold out)
  • Invited Storytelling Guest for ‘Woodlife Trails’ a bush craft company working out of Hatfield Forest, a National Trust forest. We sat in the evenings around a camp fire as I told stories.
  • Storytelling at a Bushcraft Birthday party for 8 year old girls, in Surry.
  • Telling tales and running a Bushcraft Camp Birthday Party for boys, Farnham Surrey.
  • Bighat Bushcamp, Sussex, 25 Girl Scouts group, camp fire storytelling.
  • Bighat Bushcamp, Sussex, a boys 10 year old birthday party Storytelling in a Wood.
  • Storytelling at a 6 day Bushcamp/Nature Experience with adolescent’s, in Staines, Surry.
  • Storytelling at a 2 day Bushcamp/Nature Workshop as a teaching aid for Teacher’s, in Staines, Surry.
  • Children’s ‘Bushcraft Holiday Club’ in Thaxted, Essex.
  • ‘The Wilderness Foundation’ Essex. On their adolescent ‘Out There’ programme
  • Outdoor Nature Based Project for Renew Counselling,  with year 7 boys, for an Essex School.
  • STORYTELLING CLUBS
  • Chelmsford Storytelling Events; ‘Tall Tales & Short Stories’. A storytelling evening that I started up 3 years ago. I curate and run the evening, at The Two Brewers public house in Chelmsford. I am supported by a wonderful bunch of other storytellers, poets and musicians.
  • Norwich Storytelling Club. Special Guest. Telling a one and a half hour story set, ‘Dark & Twisted Tales’.
  • London Dreamtime Story Circle. Invited Guest several times.
  • London at ‘The Skip Garden’ storytelling events, St Pancras.
  • Cambridge, ‘Othersyde’  Special Guest, telling a set of Folk Stories relating to Landscape and the Countryside .
  • Southend Storytelling Club, Anke’s Café, Southend, .
  • Leigh-on-Sea, storytelling club at The Fishermans Chapel. Essex.
  • Woodbridge Storytelling Club ‘Tapas ‘n’ Tales.
  • Ipswich Storytelling Club, Guest Storyteller, Ipswich Suffolk.
  • Southend-on-Sea, ‘Voice Box’ spoken word/music event at ‘Twenty One’ .
  • Blackmore Folk club Essex
  • Cambridge Storytelling Club, as  part of a troupe, telling real life ‘Ancestor Stories’. Cambridge.
  • Southend-on-Sea, ‘Pint of Tales’ Storytelling event Essex .
  • Billericay Storytelling club, The Fold,  Essex.
  • Sussex Storytelling club
  • COMMUNITY STORYTELLING
  • Russian Community Group, Chelmsford. Russian Folk tales.
  • ‘The Widgeon Theatre Boat’, London Fields, Hackney Canal. Halloween storytelling for families, on a unique Canal Boat, open as a Theatre.
  • ‘The Bearded Gypsy’, pop-up shop in Chelmsford. Telling folk and fairy tales for children as the parents shop.
  • N22  Art Studios Wood Green, London. Two days of family storytelling and the odd song, as part of an Open Day for families.
  • Beaulieu Park residents community, Summer Fete, Chelmsford Essex.
  • Beaulieu Park residents community, Halloween Storytelling for families, Chelmsford Essex.
  • ‘The Mustachio Club’ in Chelmsford. Special Guest telling Halloween Stories.
  • HMP Family Visitor Centre waiting room, my 4th time Storytelling there, as part of ‘Essex Book Festival’. .
  •  Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Guest Storyteller for children, as part of National Storytelling Week.
  • WORKSHOPS
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  • Holly Trees Primary School, Brentwood, Essex. Storytelling and workshops for the children to enhance their, imaginations, creativity and understanding of story narrative structure Co-facilitator at a Climate Change Workshop, at the Cambridge Folk Festival on how to use Story, to convey your message.
  • .’BIG KID Foundation’ Creating and providing a Storytelling workshop and performance for Young People deemed ‘at risk’.
  • Storytelling Workshop, delivering an all day workshop  with students at ‘Jump Start’ in Bury St Edmunds. In conjunction with ‘Suffolk Art Link’ a project working with adults who have a learning  disability.
  • Adolescent Mental Health Secure Unit Hospital,  A one day Storytelling Workshop Project.
  • Mencap Chelmsford,  telling Thai Folk Tales as part of a  Thai shadow puppet workshop.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STORYTELLING
  • ‘Global Generation’ an Ecology charity, my 4th time telling environmental stories. St Pancras, London.
  • Holywells Park, Ipswich. Wassailing Apple tree celebration stories.
  • ‘Spring Wood’ May Day Celebration, Ipswich. Family storytelling for the 2nd year running.
  • VOLUNTERY SECTOR STORYTELLING
  • Donate4Refugees, at The Thenga Café in Kings Cross, London. I was invited back for a 2nd time to be part of a company of storytellers, telling ‘World Tales’
  • ‘BIG KID Foundation’ Creating and providing a Storytelling workshop and performance for Young People deemed ‘at risk’.
  •  ‘Safe Passage’ , A children’s Refugee charity, as Guest Storyteller, in Southend-on-Sea.
  • ‘Refugee Week’ and ‘Ancestor Stories’ at St Ethelburga’s, Centre for Peace, Bishopsgate, London
  • ‘Calder Bookshop Theatre’, Waterloo, London. Invited storytelling guest for a Charity fund raising event.
  • ‘Support 4 Sight’, Chelmsford,  a charity working with visually impaired people.
  • ‘Support 4 Sight’, Braintree, a charity working with visually impaired people. 2nd year Storytelling in their Braintree club.
  • Mencap Chelmsford Adolescent group, Folk and Fairy Tales, for National Storytelling Week.
  • Mencap Chelmsford, Adult group, requested Robin Hood themed stories.
  • Mencap Chelmsford, Adolescent group, requested Robin Hood themed stories.
  • Mencap, Chelmsford Adult group, Folk & Fairy tales, for National Storytelling Week
  • Mencap,  Chelmsford, Adult group, Scottish Folk & Fairy Tales..
  • Mencap, Chelmsford, Adolescent group, Scottish Folk & Fairy Tales.
  • ‘Twenty One’, Southend-on-Sea, charity evening, raising money for a Mental Health Charity.
  •  ‘Ruby Riot’ for Ruby, an 8 year old girl with Retts Syndrome.
  • MISCELLANEOUS
  • RHS Wisley, an evening of curated Halloween stories.
  • Chelmsford ‘Ignite’, attended a Storytelling Symposium.
  • ‘The Skip Garden’, Kings Cross, London for a Children’s Birthday Party, in a Yurt
  • Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Art, Storytelling Weekend. Somerset.
  • Emmerson College, Forest Row, Sussex. Telling stories as part of a Ceilidh evening.
  • Essex Poetry Festival 2018, reading three of my own poem’s.
  • Moulsham Lodge Cub Pack, Chelmsford. Storytelling, preparing them to work on their very own stories, for a writing competition.
  • Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. ‘Ten Green Bottles’, music and spoken word venue.
  • Braintree Pagan Moot, contributing stories to a storytelling evening for the club.
  • ‘Root Camp’ A residential camp for teenagers, in Suffolk. Week 2 students.
  • ‘Root Camp’ A residential  camp for teenagers in Suffolk. Week 1 students.
  • .BUPA The Lodge Nursing Home, Hatfield Peveral. Essex. A Family Day Storytelling.
  • ‘Winter Folk & Fairy Tales’ Chelmsford. An event that I organised and curated with the support of 6 other Storytellers.
  • Spoken Word event, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
  • Spoken Word event, Palace Hotel, Southend-on-Sea.
  • ‘One World Garden’, Hylands House, Chelmsford. A storytelling special event for the service users of Mencap.
  • .Storytelling at ‘Poetree Walks’, Suffolk
  • Chelmsford, A Street Party for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.
  • Groups in my home
  • Some of my satisfied customers have kindly provided testimonials
  • for my storytelling.Find out more about my Traditional Oral Storytelling for any age and any occasion. Contact me at shane@storytellershane.co.uk