The East Anglian Storytelling Festival 2018

Friday 15th June – Sunday 17th June (Jimmys Farm)

 

Friday evening

 

5pm Opening Ceremony – The Orchard

Local legend John Row and Artistic Director Justine de Mierre 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, Baden Prince, Sarah Brady, Shane Ibbs and Sarah Walker. There will be a short interval.

 

7.30pm – 8.30pm – Dinner


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 – 5pm – Storyround – 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, John Row and Marion Leeper. There will be a short interval.

 

7.30pm – 8.30pm – Dinner


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 – 5pm – Storyround – 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. Featuring: John Row, Justine de Mierre, Su Squire, Glenys Newton, Giles Abbott, Suzanne Arnold, Dave Tonge, Cathryn Fairlee , Paul Jackson and Gerry Donlon



Please note: Liz Weir had to withdraw from the festival due to illness, but she will be with us in 2019!