The East Anglian Storytelling Fabulation - a group of storytellers and supporters from East Anglia – are delighted to announce Jimmy’s Farm 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 festival has something for everyone whether they be lifelong fans of storytelling or completely new to this wonderful art form.
The 3-day Storytelling Festival takes place at Jimmy’s Farm from the 15th to the 17th of June and will showcase the best of storytelling from throughout the region and beyond. Over 30 storytellers will be taking part including the festival’s patron, Taffy Thomas MBE (the UKs first storytelling laureate), Suffolk’s own John Row and Giles Abbott. This year we also have 2 well known storytellers from Ireland, Eamonn Keenan and Liz Weir, who will be telling alongside local tellers from Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.
Professional Development workshops will be held each day to help those old or new to storytelling develop their skills. There will also be Story Rounds, a chance for anyone to share a story, be they adults, children, professional or amateur.
Entrance is on a pay-as-you-feel basis, allowing visitors to pay whatever they can afford to show their appreciation and help support the tellers and Fabulation. There are performances each afternoon and evening: an early session suitable for older children and adults, and a late, adults only session.
“The line-up is spectacular this year. We wanted every session to give a variety of flavours of storytelling and I’m so proud that we’ve achieved that. There are comic tales, real life tales, moving tales, mythical sagas, gentle narratives and full on romps – I can’t wait!” - Justine de Mierre - Artistic Director of the festival
“Having held successful festivals over the last few years it seems fitting to go to a venue that supports oral storytelling and local values, and Jimmy’s Farm is perfect. It will be a wonderful weekend!” - Veronica Chambers - Chair of the East Anglian Fabulation
“We’re so excited to have the East Anglian Storytelling Festival at the Farm this year. It should be a really great weekend for adults and kids alike!” - Jimmy Doherty - Jimmy’s Farm
The full line up can be found at www.eastanglianstorytellingfestival.co.uk and the first tickets on sale are full festival camping tickets – one camping pitch plus entry for one to all of the late evening performances held in Jimmy’s Farm Restaurant. Tickets are available at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-east-anglian-storytelling-festival-2018
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