Storyteller Harlynne Geisler
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The 2004 programme of events is now up on the Cae Mabon website at It’s a very full list, so at the moment you have to scroll down a rather long page.
For a more complete listing of storytelling events in the United Kingdom, go to or Details of other UK festivals and a storytelling diary are to be found at the Society for Storytelling's site at and at
Scotland's events will be listed at
Silbury Group of artists (including storytellers)
The School of Storytelling, Emerson College, Forest Row has started a quarterly email update of storytelling goings on. As well as details of our workshops we are going to include on it a list of other events around the country and also attach a list of regular storytelling meetings around the UK. If you have an event or meeting you would like to publicise please email with the details of the event (date, time, venue, cost etc) and it will be included. And email to be a recipient of the email update.


Storytelling Radio
Scotland monthly radio programme on storytelling/ballad singing called "Scene Around." This is exchanged with Denise Cozad's programme at WETS in Johnson City, Tennessee. We usually interview a teller or singer, play examples of their favourite works of other people, and have a performance from the featured guest. In Scotland this is on Heartland FM, noon -1p.m. the first Saturday of every month. Recent features include Richard Martin, and a program on the Jonesboro festival with Pat Speight. The Artist Exchange is a non-profit fund for assisting first-time travel of artists between Scotland and Canada or the US.) Wendy Welch JBeck69087@AOL.COM

Ongoing by Town or Region:

BATH Storytelling Circle Various Mondays. 7.30 for 8pm. Rising Sun, Camden Road. Free. TEL: Anthony 01225 318120
BELFAST, N. "Belfast Yarnspinners". 2nd.Wed. 8.00pm. Old Museum Arts Centre, College Sq. £4 / £3 Booking
TEL: 028 90233332 For details TEL: Liz 01266 871583
BELFAST "Tullycarnet Yarnspinners". 3rd.Thurs 8.15pm.Tullycarnet Library, Kings Rd. £2.50 TEL: Peg 028 90 482898
BETHNAL GREEN "Towncriers" Many Weds & Fris. 7pm. Hackney City Farm. £3.50 / 3.00 TEL / Fax: Eagle's Dawnsong 020 7739 1482 (or ? 020 7729 6381)
BIRMINGHAM MAC, "Storytelling Café". 3rd Wed. Cannon Hill Park Check details. Box Office. 0121 440 3838
BRIGHTON "BrightonStorytellers" 1st Sunday 7.45pm. Pub With No Name, Southover St.. £5.00/£3.00 TEL: Jamie 01273 672098
BRISTOL "Wordweavers" 1st Wed. 8.00pm. Gasworks Studio, 27, Narroways Rd., St. Werburghs. £2 or donation TEL: Tim 0117 924 8751
CAMDEN, London For details TEL: ]enny 0171 482 1817
Canterbury Storytelling Circle meet at 7.30p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at The Friends' Meeting House, The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, England for further details contact Heidi at 01227 730461
CARDIFF "Cardiff Storytelling Circle". 3rd. Sun. 8.00pm Butchers Arms, Llandaff Rd., Canton. The Butchers Arms is soon to be renovated, so we are seeking new and preferably free accommodation. This is a chance for anyone to tell a story, in safe friendly surroundings. We are a small group with a love of storytelling. The stories told range from jokes to wonder tales. Free. Details from Richard Berry 5 Ovington Terrace, Canton , Cardiff, Wales CF5 1GF 029 20 229 009
CARLISLE "Eden Valley Storytelling Club" 2nd Mon.. 7.30pm. The New Crown Inn, Ainstable. Donation. TEL: Pete 01697 472256 or 01228 573149
CUPAR, Fife "No' Bad Crack Club". , Last Tues. 7.30pm. at the Library £2.00 TEL: Wendy 01334 840234
DUBLIN "Dublin Yamspinners" Dublin Yarnspinners Second Thursday of every month (usually except July and August) 8 pm Teachers' Club 36 Parnell Square Dublin Contact Micéal Ross Phone +353-1-2808322
Dublin Story Swap group of tellers will be gathering more or less regularly to swap stories somewhere free and relatively quiet. Richard Marsh Phone (from outside Ireland +353-1-6686335 (from Dublin) 6686335
Dublin Scéalta Shamhna, Dublin’s annual storytelling festival which translates as "Stories in November," November being the "dark month." Besides school performances and small workshops, the festival continues over three weekends, with all the performances at the prestigious Museum of Ireland in among the exhibitions.For information about Scéalta Shamhna contact: the Two Chairs Compagny c/o the Irish Arts Corporation Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Ireland.
EASTBOURNE. Eastbourne Storytellers. Last Wed. 7.30pm Community Wise, Ocklynge Road, Old Town. £3 / £2 TEL: Derek 01323 735970
Edinburgh Last Friday of every month, excepting August. Guid Crack Club meets at Waverly Pub, St. Mary's Street, Edinburgh. Guest tellers, floor spots. Meets 7.30pm. Entry by donation, £2.50 Contact The Scottish Storytelling Centre, The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR Tel: 0131 557 5724
Edinburgh Open Studies Courses: In association with the Scottish Storytelling Centre, the University of Edinburgh's School of Scottish Studies promotes two storytelling evening courses entitled "Storytelling in Scotland" (Oct - Dec) and "Oral Storytelling Today" (Jan - Mar). For a brochure or to book: The Centre for Continuing Education, The University of Edinburgh, 11 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LW. Telephone: 0131 650 4400 or 0131 662 0783. E-mail:
ELTHAM, London "Ring of Hope" Every Tues. 8.00pm. St. Mary's Community Centre,180 High Street. TEL: Tony 020 8467 9183
Fife Thursdays 7 Sept - 30 April excepting school holidays Fife, Scotland Guid Crackers (Children's storytelling club) Contact Wendy Welch 01334 840234 or Free
Fife Last Tuesday of every month, excepting August. Fife's No' Bad Crack Club meets at Cupar Library. Contact Wendy Welch on 01334 840234 or All welcome. £2 donation. Guest teller, floor spots.
Fife Mondays, 4-5.15 p.m. year-round, Ballad and Story Club meets YMCA, Cupar, Fife. Students ages 12-18 welcome for story and ballad swapping and development. Contact Wendy Welch or Jack Beck on 01334 840234
Glasgow: The Better Crack Club meets Tchai Ovna (Tea House), Ottago Lane, Glasgow. This is a community clubfor aspiring storytellers who want to improve their skills, become involved in storytelling as apprentices orjust sit back and hear tales old and new. For information on dates and times contact Frances Logan at
Glasgow: The Even Better Crack Club meets on the second Saturday of the month at Lansdowne Church Hall, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow (opposite Kelvinbridge Underground Station). This is a family club for all agesfrom 5 to 105. (Meets 10.00am. Admission £1.00- includes a bag of crisps!) E-mail the Glasgow clubs at : TEL: Ewan 01506 847935
HALIFAX "Hand and Word Storytellers" . 7.30pm. Square Chapel Arts Centre, 10 Square Road. £4 / £3 (Family £12) TEL: David Brown 01422 353073
HAY-ON-WYE "Hay Storytelling Club". 3rd. Tues. 8.00pm. Rose and Crown, Broad St. TEL: Rob 01497 820527
HEBDEN BRIDGE W. Yorks "Tales from the Wharf". Last Fri. 8pm Stubbing Wharf Pub. £4.00/£3.00 TEL: Alan 01706 818776
HOLBORN, London "Wych's Brew Storytelling Ceilidh" 6.30pm. Bertrand Russell Rm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq. £4/£3 TEL: 020 8554 2205 / 8898 6935
HORNCHURCH, Essex. "Word Weavers" 1st Fri. 7.30pm. Fairkytes Arts Centre. £1.00 TEL: Peter / Barbara 01708 454220
HUDDERSFIELD "The Huddersfield Tellers" . 7.30pm. £4/£3. TEL: Peter 01484 534852
IPSWICH "The Gippeswyk" Storytelling Circle. 3rd. Mon. 7.30pm. The Brewery Tap, Cliff Rd. 50p. TEL: 01473 822955
KENDAL, Cumbria, "S. Lakeland Storytelling" 1st Tues. (variable) 7.30pm. Watermill Inn, Ings. TEL: Taffy 01539 435641
LANCASTER For details TEL: Jaqueline 01524 720463
LEIGH on SEA "Leigh on Sea Storytelling Society" 2nd. Sun. 8.00pm. St. Margarets Church Hall, Lime Avenue. free. TEL: Peter 01702 715882
Leven 7 September - 31 May, excepting school holidays, Leven Storytelling Club, meets Mountfleurie Primary School, 3.05-4.20 p.m. Contact 01334 840234 or for information. For child tellers only.
LEWISHAM "Lewisham Storytelling Circle". 1st Thurs. 7.15pm. Douglas Way, Deptford Albany. £4 / £3 TEL: Pennie 020 8699 0675
LEWES "Lewes Story Group". 3rd. Sun. 7.30pm. The Old Poor House, Castle Banks. Contributions. TEL: Patrick 01273 470742
LIMERICK "The Limerick Yamspinners" 3rd. Tues. 8.00pm. City Library, Michael St.. TEL: Catherine 00353 61 328959
MALVERN, Worcs. "Malvem Storytelling Club". 1st Wed. 8.00pm. Nag's Head, Bank St. £1.00 TEL: Grenville 01684 565157
MANCHESTER "Word of Mouth" Storytellers Club 1st Fri. 8.00pm. Briton's Protection Hotel, Gt. Bridgwater St.. £4 /£3. Check for details TEL: Honor 01925 758856
Methil 7 September - 31 May, excepting school holidays. Methil Storytelling Club, meets Methil Library, 4.30-6 p.m. All welcome. Contact Wendy Welch on 01334 840234 or for information.
MUCH WENLOCK, SALOP "Tales at the Edge" , 2nd. Mon. 8.00pm.Wenlock Edge Inn. TEL: Mike 01694 771379
NEWCASTLE on TYNE Storytelling 1st Fri. 8.00pm.Cumberland Arms, Byker. Donations. TEL: Chris 0191 281 4386
NEWRY, NI T Newry Storytellers. Monthly - phone for details. TEL: 028 41 774 393
OTLEY "Tir Nan Og" Storytelling Club. 3rd Fri. 8pm Labour Rooms, Walkergate. £4.00/£3.00 TEL: Pat 01943 464445
OXFORD TEL: 01865 452862
RAMSEY, Cambs. "Ramsey Storytellers". 8.00pm. 15 Owls End, Bury. £0.75p TEL: Richard / Eilish 01487 710363
READING "RISCy Tales". 3rd. Thurs. 8.00pm. Global Cafe, London St. collection. TEL: Fiona 0118 9864131 or Tina 0118 966 5983
SHEFFIELD for details TEL: Hugh 0114 233 9805
SOUTHAMPTON "Southampton Story Club" 1st.Thurs. 8.00pm. Free temporarily homeless but contact: TEL: Rob / Lisa 023 8077 0936
SURBITON "Storytelling Café" 2nd Wed. 7.45 Corner House (ex Douglas Cent), Douglas Road. (B.R. Tolworth) £2.50/£2. Open floor. TEL: Janet 020 8393 5370
SWAFFHAM, Norfolk. "Storytellmg at the Ostrich" 2nd Tues. 8.30pm. The Ostrich, Castle Acre. TEL: Jenny 01362 668 224
TY NEWYDD, Gwynedd. Story Circle / Cylch Straeon 3rd Sun. 7.30 pm. Ty Newydd Writers Centre, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth Stories in Welsh and English. TEL: Fiona 01766 523051
WORTH MATRAVERS,Dorset. "Tales at the Square" 3rd Sun. 7.45pm. Square & Compass. Free. TEL: 01929 426423/400757

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