PRESS RELEASE For 1st March 2019

East Anglian Storytelling Festival 2019 Launches Ticket Sales on 6th March 2019!

The East Anglian Storytelling Festival will be holding its 5th annual festival at Blackbourne Community Centre in Elmswell this summer.  The festival has something for everyone whether they be lifelong fans of storytelling or completely new to this wonderful art form. The East Anglian Fabulation - a group of storytellers and supporters from East Anglia – are delighted to announce Elmswell as the venue for their festival this year, following on from the success of the annual festival since 2015 in various locations in East Anglia. 

The 3-day Festival takes place from the 14th to the 16th of June and will showcase the best of storytelling from throughout the region and beyond.  Special Guest storytellers this year include Hugh Lupton, Sef Townsend and Liz Weir MBE, from Northern Ireland, who will be telling alongside local tellers from Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

There will also be ‘Story Rounds’, a chance for anyone to share a story, be they adults, children, professional or amateur.

Veronica Chambers, Chair of the East Anglian Fabulation, said:

“We are really excited to be bringing the art of telling to a new area.  Every year we try to attract new audiences and new storytellers to the festival.  Having held successful festivals over the last few years I am really looking forward to bringing stories and storytellers to a brand new area”


Gerry Donlon, Programming Committee Member (Suffolk) said:

“Fresh from receiving her MBE, I am looking forward to welcoming Liz Weir all the way from Northern Ireland.  The line-up will showcase the best storytellers of the region, with lots of story rounds for new tellers to tell us a tale or two.  Last year the story rounds were very popular so we look forward to meeting new tellers in Elmswell this year.”

The full line-up will be announced on and the first tickets to go on sale are full weekend camping tickets – one camping pitch plus entry for one to all of the late evening performances held in the community centre.

Tickets will be available from the 6th March at

For further information e-mail

Veronica Chambers


From: The East Anglian Fabulation   

Further information:                

Editor’s notes.

Festival Location:    The Blackbourne Community Centre

                                 71 Blackbourne  Road, Elmswell  

                                  Suffolk IP30 9GY

Festival Dates:         Fri 14th June to Sun 16th June

Main Contact:           Veronica Chambers

Tel:                             07967 606 056




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