I began the Island Storytellers in 2006 with a small core of enthusiastic local amateur storytellers with the aims being
- To develop oral storytelling on the Isle of Wight
- To encourage participation in storytelling activities in all ages, abilities and cultural groups
- To increase public awareness of the art, practice and value of storytelling and the narrative tradition of the people and cultures of the world
For the past two years, in the summer months, the Island Storytellers have been ‘On Tour’ in that each month it has travelled to different parts of the Island to take storytelling to a wider audience. In the winter time we meet in Newport, at the George Inn ( Next to McDonalds)
We meet on the third Monday of the month at 7.30pm. To find out where the next storyclub venue will be visit the Island Storytellers website but to get you started, here are the next few months:
Monday 20th March The George Inn, 92 St. James Street, Newport (IOW) PO30 1LB
Mad March Tales
Tuesday 17th April Quay Arts, Newport
Tales from the Riverbank
Monday 15th May The TeaHouse 40 High St, Ventnor PO38
Time for tea?
Other than the monthly storyclub, we invite storytellers over from the mainland, take part in community events and organise storytelling festivals.
If you would like the group to come and do some storytelling at your event, or to hold our storyclub at your pub/cafe please contact us via the website.
Here is a glimpse into some of the past events
Sarah Rundle performing at the Bargeman's rest Feb 15 http://www.sarahrundle.co.uk/
Children’s workshop (2007)
Annamations performing during ‘Ferry Tales’ storytelling festival in 2008
Keith Donnelly leading workshop in ‘Mosaic of Words’ storytelling festival in 2010