Monday 21st 7pm-9pm Moving Stories Café ONLINE
Gloucester’s FREE pop-up open mic event for adults finally gets its first season finale – via Zoom.
🏰 Come and enjoy rattling good yarns, in the comfort of your own home – with your “bubble” companions! Password access only: please email for joining info firstname.lastname@example.org
🎢 Hosted by Chloë, Jane and Saffy. They get the session going with stories from long ago and last week … then it’s #openmic
– Telling a story? You get 8-10 minutes.
– Reading a story? Artificial limit of 5 minutes! We want to encourage freestyle #spokenword 💫
🥤 You’re welcome to tell fab old #folktales, true life stories, family or world #history, #scifi and #fantasy – and of course #ghoststories!
🎭 Before the pandemic, Moving Stories Café was popping up around #Gloucester on the 21st of each month.
🤩 All made possible by Gloucester Culture Trust Innovation Fund.
What next? Seeking sponsors for Season 2 online or at Gloucester pubs/cafés. Our first sessions were so popular we had to get a bigger room!
What happened in 2019
6th – Tales of Love, Lust & Chocolate for Cheltenham Expats group
The Magnificent 7th Stroud Theatre Festival (Gloucestershire UK)
An Audience with Barbara Catland
Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE
Friday 13th 6:30pm – Saturday 14th 9:30pm – Sunday 15th 8pm
She’s the crazy cat lady “purr excellence”, the cat’s whiskers of feline fans. Meet Babs, the fur family and our little predator Tabs. Everyone gets their claws into pet hates – and there is a twist in this tale! Silliness, storytelling and one sweary puppet. (Adult references)
– Chloë launches a new persona and a new collaboration with Laura Attwood.
“A comedic cat-lover’s treat” – Candia McKormack, Cotswold Life
🐱 Book online – click date + time you want: http://www.stroudtheatrefestival.co.uk/performances.html
🐱 Book in person at Sub Rooms or 01453 796880
17th – Harvest of stories for Rosebank Care Home, Oxfordshire
23rd – Shoot promo video for Hallowe’en at Sudeley Castle
Thursday 26th : Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Dinner
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury HR8 1RL
Tales of Air & Light story cabaret
In the superb setting of Eastnor Castle, Chloë entertains after dinner with humour, fantasy and fairytales for grown-ups. Traditional, original and surreal. From magic carpets to UFOs, from Thailand to France via decadent Venice.
Friday 27th : CLIC Sargent Benjamin Smith charity fashion show
John Lewis Cheltenham: 123 High St, GL50 1DQ
Fundraising event for childhood cancer charity. Theme: gold!
8:10pm-9pm Good As Gold stories for sleepy kids.
What happened in 2018
1st The Fleece Inn, Bretforton near Evesham
8th Minsterworth Village Hall, Forest of Dean
‘Tales of Witchcraft & Wonder’ with Inkubus Sukkubus pagan rock band and witty poet Peter Wyton. They wanted my darkest stories… oh, be careful what you wish for! (Photo courtesy of Marianne McAvoy)
What happened in 2017
9th – Romantic story for hand fasting party, Gloucestershire
The 5th Stroud Theatre Festival (Gloucestershire UK)
Performance with the GFC
Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE
Friday 29th 8pm, Saturday 30th 3pm
New arts collective Gloucestershire Female Creatives take their first steps with an engaging mix of theatre, poetry and story.
What happened in 2016
Saturday 10th 5pm FREE CONCERT
Living Legends: Music & Stories with Tinkerscuss
St Mary De Crypt Church, Gloucester City Centre
* As Gloucester celebrates its History Weekend, Chloë joins forces with contemporary celtic duo Tinkerscuss to perform a potent blend of traditional and new songs and stories.
– Event hosted by Discover De Crypt, a project to regenerate the medieval church and adjoining Tudor Schoolroom and open them to all the community. Supported by Gloucestershire County Council and Heritage Lottery Fund.
Stroud Theatre Festival 2016 : 9 – 11 Sept
Corvidia Nightshade’s Tales for Bold Children
Friday 9th @ 5pm – Saturday 10th @ 11am – Sunday 11th @ 2pm
Fabulously scruffy Corvidia Nightshade – Unwise Woman and eater of cake – brings tales of wildwood magic, courage and sharp justice. Deliciously scary and full of giggles.
Stroud Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE
14th – Cotswold Tales for Blackwell & Burcot WI
24th – private booking: voice over Stephen Connolly’s radio short ‘2012 Keyring’
What happened in 2015
Saturday 12th 11am Masterclass in the Care & Training of Dragons
Gallery at Lansdown Hall, Stroud GL5 1BB
for Stroud Theatre Festival
Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer returns to Stroud with her uniquely crazy spoof lecture on dragon management
Friday 11th 6pm Scheherazade’s Shed : contemporary story cabaret
George Room @ Stroud Subscription Rooms GL5 1AE
+ Saturday 12th 3pm
+ Sunday 13th 7.30pm
for Stroud Theatre Festival
New kinds of story for adults. Enter the scented, virtual boudoir of a 21st century Scheherazade. Repertoire ranges from true life tales to literary adaptations; show may include a spinetingling Manda Scott horror story or secrets of the Apollo moon landing.
Thursday 24th 8pm Scheherazade’s Shed for Windsor Fringe Festival
Alma Road Social Club, Windsor SL4 3HD
Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers is a maturing Scheherazade with a twinkle in her eye, telling fresh tales with the wisdom (or not!) of her years. Fast paced blend of contemporary spoken word, comedy and audience decisions. (55 minutes)
– Winning warm acclaim wherever it goes, this is Chloë’s breakout show: 15 years of quietly pioneering story cabaret for adults finally cut loose! (55 minutes)
“Wonderful stories with unexpected endings – and masterful audience participation. I recommend this!”
“Refreshing – a truly adult show, witty, self debunking, original material. More please!”
What happened in 2014
5th – Dragon Day for Tredington Primary School, Gloucestershire
Launch new YouTube channel
Prepare entries for writing competitions
Plan and book 2015 15th Anniversary Celebrations
What happened in 2013
Holiday! – Did you see how busy I was in August?!
What happened in 2012
1st – Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer at Worcester Art Gallery & Museum
What happened in 2011
Sun 4th – ARTOURNAMENT GLOUCESTER Sunday ChillOut cabaret, New Inn Gloucester
11th -16th [Holiday – painting in Tuscany! Looking for dragons…!]
Sunday 25th – ARTOURNAMENT GLOUCESTER
Sunday ChillOut Cabaret 12noon-10pm
Musicians/singers, poets/comedians/actors all trying out new stuff.
I’m scheduled 3.45pm + 4.45pm but schedule is.. er.. fluid.
…Preparations continue for recording DRAGON TALES the first CD by ‘Agent Green’
What happened in 2010
30th – Electric Tales for new Year 7 at Montsaye Community College, Rothwell (Northamptonshire)
What happened in 2009
Saturday 5th + Sunday 6th First Forest Fairy Fayre Forest of Dean (Gloucestershire)
Music + Storytellers including Chloë as The (Fairy) Godmother
Sunday 27 Sept Spontaneous Storytelling: 1 day workshop for storytellers, actors, presenters etc
Farncombe Estate Centre, Broadway (Gloucestershire)
A day of verbal freestyling – improvisations, games and creative collaboration for storytellers with some experience