August

 Sunday 4th Midsummer Mayhem at Bishop’s Palace 
Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD
Look out! – Chloë’s on walkabout as that bossy old Queen of Hearts again. Enjoy the gorgeous gardens with added Alice in Wonderland family fun. And help raise funds for the Bishop’s Palace.
10am–4pm 
Tickets from the Visitor Centre:
Adult £9.  Child £4
Family with 1 adult £16
Family with 2 adults £24
Free entry to Palace member and Wells Heritage Pass holders.

The dragon whisperer stands holding small hatchling Bitey Bob.Mondays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
NEW! Storytelling with the Dragon Whisperer

John Lewis, High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DQ
5 Aug 3pm Dragon Tales
12 Aug 3pm Magical Legends of Britain
19 Aug 3pm Wildwood Tales
26 Aug 3pm Fantastic FurryTales
In the comfy Discovery Room on the ground floor, the world’s only living dragon whisperer leads family audiences into a magical world of dragons good and bad, quick thinking heroes and trees with a mind of their own. Each show runs approx 45 minutes and is aimed at 8yrs+. All welcome.
• £5 per child. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No need to book but if you have questions call 01242 544000.

 


Tuesday 13th
 Tales from the Moon & Other Worlds
Museum of Gloucester, Brunswick Rd GL1 1HP 
From the ship that flew and green children to the boy who saved the moon, Chloë enchants all the family with thrilling tales from our world and beyond. A dash of real life plus fantasy adventures best suited to age 8+, all welcome.
☾ Part of the Moon exhibition at Museum of Gloucester
 Shows at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm – rolling programme, stories chosen to match the audience of the moment; pick the start time to suit you!
☾ Ticketed event £3 per child. Well behaved adults go free.
☾ Online tickets here
☾ Tel 01452 396131.

Wednesdays 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
NEW! The Paladin at Sudeley Castle: Knight School
Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe nr Cheltenham GL54 5JD
All August young visitors can have at go at the Knight’s Quest and other fun activities. On Wednesdays, Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers’ new character The Paladin – a senior female knight – tells Tales of Swords & Chivalry in the splendid new Knights’ Pavilion. Ideal for age 8+, all welcome.
◆ The Paladin has ridden cross country, dodged the quintain, cleaned mailcoats in sand, and trained in medieval sword combat. She can tell you about King Arthur’s Round Table and what chivalry really means…
◆ 10% discount on ticket prices when you book online at least 24 hours in advance. PRICES, OPENING TIMES & TICKETS here – also check out the Membership Scheme if you love visiting Sudeley Castle!


Saturdays 10th + 24th @ 2:15pm

Thursdays 15th + 22nd @ 2:15pm
Cake & Tales FREE family storytelling at Discover DeCrypt
Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1TP 
Funny and fantastic stories from around the world. Folktales, myths and legends may include justice from trees, a monastery moggie, a very determined tortoise (no, not that one…) and the original Spider Man.
 Shows are FREE and take place in the cosy Tudor Schoolroom at beautifully restored St Mary DeCrypt church.
● No tickets, just walk in … take some cake, make yourself a cuppa and make yourself comfy for a world tour of live storytelling. Perfect for age 8+, all welcome.
● Discover DeCrypt is a space for the arts as well as a place of worship. Check out their courses and events at www.discoverdecrypt.org.uk
Free storytelling for families at Discover DeCrypt Gloucester

Tuesday 27th Family Fun Day for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury HR8 1RL
Heaps of kiddy fun including treasure trail, face painting, and I think there could be a helicopter to sit in…
Dragon Tales with Agent Green: Hear how King Arthur needed help with his seaside dragon, how stories changed a dragon’s life, and what you need to go dragon tracking… 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm.
Running time approx 30 minutes each. Best for age 8+
Puppet show: The Selfish Giant: time tbc, with Sealegs Puppet Theatre.
✰ Eastnor Castle is known for its wonderful adventure play areas and these are all included in your ticket! If you love history and bling then be sure to buy admission to the castle – it’s dazzling.
REDUCED ADMISSION CHARGES for today’s event!
Adult: castle + grounds + event £11.50
Adult: grounds only + event £7.50
Child: castle + grounds + event (3-15years) £7.25
Child: grounds only + event £5
Family (2 adults, 3 children): castle + grounds + event £31
Family: grounds only + event £21
Book your tickets here

 

What happened in 2018
Wednesdays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Children’s Wednesdays at Sudeley Castle 

Winchcombe nr Cheltenham GL54 5JD
Nightshade is back!
The Unwise Woman of the Woods, festooned in rags, lace and broken jewellery, tells Fantastic FurryTales in the shade of the Adventure Playground.

What happened in 2017

Tuesday 1st  3pm  (also 8, 15, 23 + 29 August)
TEA & TALES : FREE family storytelling
St Mary DeCrypt church, Southgate St, Gloucester GL1 1TP
Thrilling yarns from around the world, ideal for ages 6–12

Wednesday 2nd (also 9, 16, 24 + 30 August)
Children’s Wednesdays at Sudeley Castle 

Winchcombe nr Cheltenham GL54 5JD
The Dragon Whisperer is back! Agent Green sets up her DCHQ* Field Station in the shade of the Adventure Playground and welcomes all ages with Dragon Tales plus hot tips on the care and maintenance of dragons.
– 4 shows plus walkabout
* Dragon Conservation Headquarters!

Bank Holiday Friday 25th  1.30pm, 3pm
Deep Sea Tales
– on the Beach at Gloucester Quays FREE
Thrilling stories of sea monsters, pirates and magic. Find out why the sea is salt, why the Japanese god of oceans is still angry – and why did the island swim away? 45 minutes

What happened in 2016

Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd   3pm  Afternoon Tea & Tales
St Mary de Crypt church, Gloucester city centre GL1 1TP
FREE family storytelling performance 3pm – 4pm

FRIDAY 12th  DRAGON DAY at Museum in the Park, Stroud

Stratford Park, Stroud, Gloucs. GL5 4AF
The world’s only living Dragon Whisperer, Agent Green of DCHQ [Dragon Conservation Headquarters!] makes a flying visit to tell Dragon Tales for age 6+
www.museuminthepark.org.uk

Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
Children’s Wednesdays at Sudeley Castle Nightshade in her woodland cloak

Winchcombe nr Cheltenham GL54 5JD
New storytelling persona Nightshade the Wise Woman of the Woods tells spinetingling tales of forest and jungle, Secret Tales of Britain and much more!
– Admission prices and opening times at www.sudeleycastle.co.uk

25th – Summer Holiday Tales for Rosebank Care Home + poems

What happened in 2015

ADVENTURE MONDAYS at Sudeley Castle 

CHILDREN’S WEDNESDAYS at Sudeley Castle 

Friday 14th   Flying Carpet Tour of Tales  Kidderminster Arts Festival
Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill, Green Street, Kidderminster Dy10 1AZ
*  Welcome aboard your very own magic carpet ride around a world of thrilling traditional tales. Featuring the Carpet of Dreams story from Herat, Afghanistan, plus twisty yarns about all kinds of craftiness!
* FREE EVENT Booking advised – tel 01562 69028   www.museumofcarpet.org

Friday 14th  7.30pm    Scheherazade’s Shed Open Mic + Story Cabaret 14Aug15pstrJPG
Kidderminster Arts Festival

Unitarian New Meeting House
OPEN MIC first half: Spots for poetry, flash fiction, comedy
Second half: SCHEHERAZADE’S SHED – contemporary story cabaret for adults.

Saturday 15th – 3pm + 4pm Dragon Tales at Bream Flower Show, Forest of Dean (Gloucestershire)

Saturday 29th 11.30am   Dragon Tales for Stroud Fringe Festival 
Lansdown Hall Gallery, Lansdown [off High St], Stroud GL5 1BB 

What happened in 2014

Children’s Wednesdays at Sudeley Castle
Winchcombe nr. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 5JD
Gloriously costumed Agent Green performs DRAGON TALES by the Queen’s Garden

Sunday 10th
Afternoon Tea & Tales at The Burrow Café, Sheep St, Stow on the Wold
* Mainly for adults, not suitable for under 10s
Doomed highwaymen, terrifying trees and the dramatic Legend of the Rollright Stones circle served with coffee/tea and delicious home made cake. Enjoy a civilised Sunday afternoon discovering the story heritage of the Cotswolds and all the Isles of Britain. Includes mild horror and adult references.

Tuesday 19th Dragon Day at Hester’s Way library
FREE EVENTS with Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer

2.15pm Dragon Tales to Start Art: Exciting adventure stories about dragons from around the world. Then do the pictures!
4.15pm Care & Training of Dragons:  Stories of dragons and from Agent Green’s danger filled career with DCHQ, Dragon Conservation Headquarters. Plus crazy comedy audience Q+A. Suitable for age 7 – 11
Part of the Mythical Maze for Summer Reading Challenge 2014

What happened in 2013

Children’s Wednesdays at Sudeley Castle
– Gloriously costumed Agent Green performs DRAGON TALES on the Mulberry Lawn
Come and meet the world’s only living Dragon Whisperer as she schools the new Hatchling around Sudeley’s beautiful gardens and grounds. Suitable for age 7+ and fantasy fans of all ages.

Friday 16th  Agent Green at Dorset’s Sting in the Tale festival
2pm MASTERCLASS IN THE CARE & TRAINING OF DRAGONS
with
3pm HOW TO DRAW YOUR DRAGON   * All Sold Out *
Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS
Fantasy meets science fiction as Agent Green tells stories and shares rare knowledge of dragon behavoiur. For age 7+ and fantasy fans of all ages.

Friday 23rd  8pm  Lost Legends of Britain Supper and Story Cabaret * SOLD OUT *
Fairford Community Centre  nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 4AF
Wickedly funny, darkly tender – the story heritge of Britain sweeps you away to a wild and magical land. From husband taming in the Highlands to a tale of 21st century gardening jealousy that has Cotswold audiences sniggering in recognition…
– Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers blows away any notion that storytelling is just for kiddies!

Monday 26th (Bank Holiday) – Agent Green at the Cotswold Festival, Stow on the Wold (Gloucestershire GL
DRAGON TALES for all the family in the Library    10.15am, 11.15am, 1.15pm, 3.15pm
– FREE shows. Approx 30 minutes. Suitable for age 8+ and fantasy fans of all ages
– Walkabout in costume with new Hatchling
♦  Today’s performances are made possible by the kind support of Stow’s much loved Borzoi Bookshop. It was in this very shop that in about 1981 I found ‘The Flight of Dragons’, one of the books that ignited my lifelong passion for dragons!  www.borzoibookshop.co.uk

Saturday 31st   6pm – 9pm DRAGON TALES for a night of MUSEUM MAGIC
Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery, Brunswick Rd, Gloucester GL1 1HP
In her glorious Sparkle Coat, Agent Green ends the summer holidays in enchanting style. For children 8+ and fantasy fans of all ages.

What happened in 2012

Tuesday 7th – AGENT GREEN’S DRAGON TALES at the Libraries (1) 10.30am Gloucester, 12noon Longlevens, 2pm Cheltenham (town centre), 4pm Hester’s Way
ALL FREE SHOWS   45 minutes
– for ‘StoryLab’ the 2012 Summer Reading Challenge to keep kids reading through the holidays. Age 7-12
A partnership event with Gloucestershire County Council (Libraries) and Northleach Social Club

Tuesday 14th – AGENT GREEN’S DRAGON TALES  at the Libraries (2)
10am Stroud, 11.30am Stonehouse, 2pm Dursley, 3.30pm Wotton-under-Edge
As above – Agent Green and her dragon companion fly further afield!

16-20th  RETURN OF THE RING  International Tolkien Conference
Loughborough campus (Leicestershire UK)
Chloë joins an international line-up of experts, authors, artists, performers and musicians – celebrating The Hobbit’s 75th birthday, living and breathing the world of J R R Tolkien.
FRIDAY 17th   In Your Own Words workshop  Introduction to key storytelling techniques
SATURDAY 18th  Masterclass in the Care & Training of Dragons  Spoof 1 hour lecture
SUNDAY 19th    Lost Legends of Britain  The ancient stories of our isles – the sort of tale that would inspire a Prof Tolkien or a C S Lewis, and many more
SUNDAY 19th  Tales from Tolkien, a Creative Experiment. Serious fun with the creative genius of JRRT. The challenge is to lift Tolkien’s stories off the page and return them to the oral tradition.

Tuesday 28th – AGENT GREEN’S DRAGON TALES at the Libraries (3)
1.30pm Bourton-on-the-Water Library • Free show • 45 minutes • For ages 7-12
The world’s only living Dragon Whisperer rounds off her special series of shows for ‘Story Lab’, the 2012 Summer Reading Challenge for children.
A partnership event with Gloucestershire County Council (Libraries) and Northleach Social Club

What happened in 2011

WRITING… ‘Alyssia & the Dragon’ [working title]: finishing Book 1 and outlining Book 2 (and I know what happens in Book 3!)

What happened in 2010

29 July – 12 August:  Stories for every port of call, aboard Fred Olsen cruise liner Braemar en route to and around the Canary Islands. Five different performances.. One workshop for 200..!

14 Aug   Tolkien & Fantasy Art Exhibition – How To Catch & Keep Dragons
Redesdale Hall, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucs
Meet ‘Agent Green’, alleged Draconics Expert from DCHQ – from a department so secret that even they don’t know she exists! In her leather dragonproof cloak, ‘Ms Green’ reveals the secrets of surviving first contact with a wild dragon, plus stabling, feeding + veterinary care.

15 Aug  Tolkien & Fantasy Art ExhibitionWildwood Tales
Redesdale Hall, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucs
Powerful tales of forest + wilderness. Ravening beasts, horrible hags and trees marching to war. Suitable for adults and bold children.

Sting In the Tale – East Dorset Festival of Storytelling
► 24 Aug  Tales of Lust & Chocolate  7pm  (90 minutes)  SOLD OUT
The acclaimed festival welcomes Chloë’s witty, feelgood Story Cabaret for adults. Deliciously naughty tales for 15+ only. Stand up meets storytelling – in Wimborne Council Chamber!
► 25 Aug  StoryMakers workshop  11am (1 hour)  SOLD OUT
One hour introduction to the fun and skill of storytelling, for teens and adults.
► 25 Aug  Electric Tales  3pm (1 hour)
Chloë’s innovative show wraps eerie sound effects around traditional tales plus modern and original stories. Age 12+.

What happened in 2009

Tuesday 11th + 25th – A Child’s World of Story – Family picnics in the Sherborne Park Estate NT

Wednesday 26th – Here Be Dragons – Interactive family storytelling at Cirencester Library
Meet the amazing Agent Green, draconics expert, complete with spy shades + dragonproof cloak. She knows EVERYTHING about dragons. Legends, folklore + science. For age 9+

Friday 28th – Tales from the Woman In Black – Adult story picnic at Lodge Park NT
Story cabaret pioneer Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers performs some of her strangest tales, designed to spellbind an adult audience.

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