National Storytelling Week 2017 : 28 January – 4 February

Wednesday 1st Cotswold Tales FREE performance 2.30pm
Beecham Lodge, Somerford Road, Cirencester GL7 1WR
From her warmly acclaimed touring show, Chloë tells folktales and legends of the Cotswolds. Meet a dangerously handsome highwayman, thrill to deep magic on the hills. Real, live storytelling takes you right there!
Celebrating UK National Storytelling Week 2017. Families welcome but probably not suitable for very young children.
FREE event promoting the comforts of Churchill retirement lodges.
Tea/coffee served
Wheelchair access
Limited space, going fast – PLEASE RESERVE YOUR PLACE
Tel 01285 641703 and speak to Tania or Jenny.

2nd – Today is Candlemas / Imbolc / Brigid’s Day. It’s a fire festival: the return of light and hope at the end of winter. In the Christian calendar it’s the day before The Blessing of the Throats! So I’m storymaking with the residents of Rosebank Care Home, Bampton, Oxfordshire.

Sunday 5th INSPIRED TALES Workshop for Adults  11am–4pmdragonbrooch
Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4AF
* A few places still left – BOOK TODAY *
In celebration of National Storytelling Week 2017, this one day workshop invites you to experiment with the storyteller’s craft, inspired by objects and images on display at Museum in the Park.
From true life tales – because your granny had a thing just like that! – to fantastical wish fulfilment, you can tell it like it was or dare to invent stories to match the museum’s fascinating collections.
Course tutor: Chloë trained at Central School of Speech & Drama and with acclaimed storytellers such as Alexander Mackenzie, Hugh Lupton, Michael Harvey and Shonaleigh. Chloë has 17 years’ experience, performing everywhere from Cheltenham Literature Festival to cruise ships on the Med. She is storyteller in residence for Sudeley Castle.
“Fantastic day with an excellent and sensitive tutor, a wonderful experience” – A. André, Evesham.
PLEASE BOOK BY 23 January 2017
Course minimum 8 people, maximum 20
Ticket £15 to include tea/coffee. Please bring a packed lunch
Tel 01453 763394
Email via website

SCHOOLS! Remember to contact me about World Book Day: Thursday 2 March and that week!

What happened in 2016

Poster for Chloe's 4 Feb guest spot at Well Versed open mic nightThursday 4 Feb  7pm  Cheltenham Poetry Festival Tales on Fire + poetry 
Smokey Joe’s café, 16 Bennington St, Cheltenham GL50 4ED
* Chloë presents fabulous prose fantasies, alongside WELL VERSED open mic poetry sessions featuring local writers. Fiery imagination in celebration of Candlemas / Imbolc, light festivals and the performers’ Blessing of the Throat!
£5 on the door



6 FebHarry Potter birthday party, Devon. Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer has been called in to help a young muggle deal with an infestation of dragons. Can Agent Green handle a Hungarian Horntail?!

What happened in 2015

Sunday 1st  3pm  Tales of Lust & Chocolate Poster med res - Version 4
Drizzle Chocolate Black Jack St, Cirencester GL7 2AA
Romantic stories and hand made chocolate – the perfect start to February and National Storytelling Week 2015.
*  Celebrating 15 years of Midnight Storytellers throughout 2015, Chloë presents her best loved show. Contemporary, traditional and original tales of desire, passion and bittersweet revenge. Definitely for the over 16s.

Sunday 8th  3.15pm-5.15pm  Tales on Fire
National Storytelling Week Afternoon Tea & Tales at The Burrow café
Stories of love and light to banish the last of the winter blues!
* Celebrating National Storytelling Week in her 15th anniversary year, Chloë presents captivating stories selected from early repertoire and latest discoveries.
Mainly for adults + teens, with spooky references and mild adult content, not suitable for young children

Saturday 21st   7.30pm    A Night of Music & Stories 
Guiting Power Village Hall near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
WOLD TOUR Tinkerscuss with Chloë
Gorgeous melody and dark laughter to celebrate the nature, magic and mystery of Britain and beyond.

What happened in 2014

Thursday 20th  Story Slam  8pm
Bristol Storyfest 2014   Chloë pitches in to the annual bravura storytelling battle, in Bristol Storyfest’s most popular event.

Friday 21st  Tales in the Dark  8pm
Bristol Storyfest 2014  Walkabout show of horror stories and scarytales. Chloë becomes a woman in black among a team of ‘tellers in the chill of Castle Park and Cornmarket.
* Not suitable for children. Stories include gore, violence, creepiness and adult material. Rating 15 / 18 at the cinema!

What happened in 2013

12th – Tales of Love & Chocolate for Walton Manor WI (Oxfordshire)

What happened in 2012

Sat 4 Feb – National Libraries Day  DRAGON TALES Free family storytelling
Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer entertains with stories from her forthcoming CD and book. Celebrating libraries in our communities

– Information about National Libraries Day at www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk
– Gloucestershire updates at http://www.foclibrary.wordpress.com


What happened in 2011

National Storytelling Week 2011 – Saturday 29 January to Sat 5 Feb  www.sfs.org.uk/nsw
For the 10th anniversary of NSW the storytellers of Gloucestershire visit BBC Radio Gloucestershire
• Interviews on the morning show Sat 29 Jan + Sat 5 Feb
• Coffee time story every weekday approx 11.30am (in Morning Show)
Featured storytellers were Chloë, Fiona Eadie, Josie Felce, Kirsty Hartsiotis, Diana Humphrey, Tim o’the Oak, Glenn Smith

Thursday 3 February 7.30pm  ‘Tales of Lust & Chocolate’ SOLD OUT
National Storytelling Week FREE performance
Lechlade Library (Market Place, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3AB)
► Funny, romantic, feelgood stories from around the world to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day! Chloë’s best selling show contains playful adult references; never blue – just lightly spiced!

Saturday 5th    ‘READ-INs’ for National Day of Celebrating Libraries
10am – 11am Stow on the Wold    12 – 2pm Moreton-in-Marsh
FREE family storytelling sessions, from Chloë’s show ‘A Child’s World of Story’
► Organised by local library users
► Gloucestershire County Council’s proposed 43% cuts to library services will mean that half the county’s libraries face closure or drastic reductions, the Mobile library vital to our rural communities will be axed, and dedicated librarians will lose their jobs.
* I support the Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries campaign to make GCC’s plans fairer and less destructive. This Saturday I’m adding my voice to hundreds of authors and storytellers across England who’ll be telling stories and reading books aloud.  www.foclibrary.wordpress.com

My storytelling blog at www.midnightstoryteller.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/cold-fury/

8 Feb – ‘Tales of Love & Chocolate’ for Southmoor WI

What happened in 2010

10th Tales of Love & Chocolate for Highworth WI (Swindon)

Saturday 27th   New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Hosted by musician + storyteller Pete Castle
* Workshop 10am-5pm – Pete leads a session on personal + family stories, and how they can be woven in among traditional tales. Chloë works on voice and vivid language.   www.factsandfiction.co.uk
* Performance 7.30pm – Darling, We Should Quarrel More Often – Pete and Chloë fire up the stage with their contrasting performance styles in a show created to accompany the Art Couples exhibitions at New Brewery Arts. Stories, songs, laughter + tears from another gentle ambush in the gender wars. www.newbreweryarts.org.uk

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