Sunday 12 June 7pm
Story Circles are the ‘grassroots’ of the storytelling world, where tellers gather informally to tell to each other, often, but not always, in a pub. They are the ideal place to start if you are interested in learning how to tell, but are also welcoming places to start out as a listener too. Several Story Circles have partnered with Summerlands Storytelling Festival to put on evening performances and workshops. We are also helping to organize ‘club swaps’ where members of one circle visit another, then vice versa. This gives tellers an opportunity to hear new voices and tales from further away, and to get practice telling to a new audience. It is how many tellers begin their move towards professional performance telling and we are delighted to be able to help facilitate these events.
Sunday 12 June Somerset Story Circle will be welcoming members of Standing Stone Stories Circle and Dartmoor Storytellers, both from Devon.
The Somerset Story Circle meets monthly to share traditional stories. As we gather to celebrate the oral tradition, we tell rather than read. Songs, poems and music are also welcome. Open to all – listeners as well as tellers. Our free drop-in sessions take place on the second Sunday of the month at and we meet from 7pm. For more information contact Sharon or Jem 01458 259553.
Eli’s (The Rose and Crown), Wincanton Road, Huish Episcopi, TA10 9QT