by Anne Johnson and Sef Townsend
with illustrations by Belinda Evans,
was published during National Storytelling
Week in January
LAUNCHED! with events at
The Museum of London,
V&AMuseum of Childhood,
and Rye Books, East Dulwich.
THE PONGO'S DREAM, Matlock
THE PONGO'S DREAM, Stafford
The Bird in Hand, 1 Victoria Square
ST16 2AQ Stafford
Tuesday, 12th March at 7.30pm
A Trip to Scotland . . .
To tell "WORLDS APART"
From his own research in Chile, Argentina and Korea Sef
brings stories from two completely different worlds
SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE, Edinburgh
Thursday 11th April, 7pm
THE PONGO'S DREAM, Cambridge
at the Edge Cafe,
Friday 12th April, food from 6.30, telling starts at 7pm
Folktales of Korea with Sef Townsend
참여형 공연: 한국전래동화
Listen to the lively tales to celebrate Korean Children’s Day and join the traditional circle dance of
Ganggangsullae, with storyteller Sef Townsend.
Saturday 4 May:Victoria & Albert Museum, 11.00; 13.00; 15.00
A Trip to Northern Ireland...
Thurs, 16th May, at 7.30pm Adult Telling, Belfast
Fri, 17th May: Schools Multilingual Stories, Stranmillis
Sat, 18th May: Adult Storytelling Workshop, Cushendall
THE PONGO'S DREAM in Central London
The East Anglian Storytelling Festival
Stories of theMiddleEast
The Jameel Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum
Sonia Carmona Tapia (Seville) and I (London) embark on our project developing the telling of stories of migration, assimilation, rejection, and expulsion going back 500 years into this never ending human experience.
Stage One 5th - 16th August, Huelva, Spain
September & October:
St Leonards Showground
St Leonards on Sea
Continuing telling in London Schools with Everyday Magic.
Every year over 1,500 children aged 3 to 11 have their imaginations fired up with colourful and vivid storytelling at school.
For the last twelve years Everyday Magic has been delivered by an association of 16 storytellers, artists, visual artists and musicians who captivate, inspire and excite the imaginations of children with their special brand of magic.
And a storytelling & workshop tour
of Colombia and Ecuador
in November of 2019.
“Whose Story is it Anyway?”
Sarum College, Salisbury
Thursday 11thDecember, 10am-4pm
Big Top Christmas Party organised by the Children’s Charity Variety
600 disabled and disadvantaged children come together for food, fun and great activities with join-in storytelling from me.
Monday 16th December, at Corams Field, London,
and looking back on 2018
THE PONGO'S DREAM or . . .
from islands at the end of the earth. These are the stories
stories of those who survived, and of those now inhabiting
Storytelling Nights for Grown Ups
Sat & Sunday, 3rd & 4th March 2018
in Athens, Greece www.e-mythos.eu
Sat & Sunday, 3rd & 4th March 2018
in Athens, Greece www.e-mythos.eu
from Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade on button accordion.
. . . And also at
on Friday, 24th March, 8.00 pm
Telling an opening story (with Khaled Hakim on Daf frame at Muslim Awards for Excellence in Central London celebrating Excellent Service from Muslims to British Society
THE PONGO'S DREAM
SURREY STORYTELLERS, Ewell KT17 2AS
The Pongo's Dream at Storyvibes
Proud to be launching a new spoken word event:
Tues 29th, Kitchen Garden, Birmingham B14 7SA
LONDON FOLK TALES for CHILDREN
Writing this for The History Press with Anne Johnson with illustrations by Belinda Evans, and which will be published during National Storytelling Week in January 2019.
UK based Bangladeshi Culture Festival
Bethnal green, Derbyshire St, London E2 6HJ
June: Great Day Out Victoria Park
with Bangladeshi storyteller-poet Shamim Azad &
Tales, Songs and join-in games from all traditions for all the family
Sat,4th , 11:00-5:00pm
Using stories, songs and games to bring together families
people meeting each other.
Birmingham 0121 582 0767
75th Anniversary Year
in the woods in
Saturday 8th September 2pm-5pm
Stories from the darker side of Talmud
Wed 12th Sept, 7.30 The White Lion, 24 Middle St, Beeston NG9 1FX
STORIES at THE LANGUAGES FESTIVAL
Je suis un Londonien. আমিএকজনলন্ডনলোক
나는 런던 출신이다 Abu m Londoner 我是伦敦人
Jestem londynczykiem Tá mé ó Londain
And so this month I will be working in schools in the riverine East End, where through story we will be looking at how we and families our ancestors speak, culminating in the Museum of London Languages of London festival.
on Sat. 3rd; Sun. 4th November 2018.
Storie in Tasca - Festival Internazionale di Narrazione
Secoli di storie e canzoni hanno tenuto insieme un popolo Ma di che parliamo? Delle storie umoristiche degli Shlemiels e degli Shlemozzel dello Shtetl dell’Europa dell’Est? I Kabayeros e i Kantigas di Sarajevo e Salonicco? Oppure dei Romanceros vagabondi dell’Ebraismo mediterraneo e orientale?
O storie dal lato oscure di Talmud dove ci sono demoni regine, fantasmi maliziosi o ospiti non invitati nel letto di infanzia. . ? Prendiamo un assaggio di queste comunità molto diverse, ma in qualche modo connesse, di un popolo antico attraverso le storie che sono sopravvissute nei secoli.
October & November:
Stories for the whole family Sat,27th October, Sat 17th & 24th November @ 11.0, 13.00 &15.00
Spiritual & Cultural Appreciation Day
Wednesday 28th November, 9.30-15.30
Very happy to be sharing stories at this great event encouraging young writers of the Muslim community.
العقبة ووادي رم - الأردن
And looking back in 2017
Winter term January to March
Stories from the darker side of Talmud and ancient Jewish folklore - The demon queen, the malicious ghost
Wed 18th January
Wed 1st February , 7.30 Duke of York, Lichfield
A full day of creative storytellingwith all classes telling stories from across the globe.
Continuing throughout March with Everyday Magic's 3-year storytelling programme: "We Are Londoners" in London schools.
Performance, Workshop & Research Tour
(This is in collaboration with Dream On productions, Buenos Aires).
40 WiNKS,Stepney, London E1
Family Storytelling together with Alia Alzougbi
Sat, 5th August, 11:00-16:00
V&A Museum & British Museum
left me open-mouthed and my skin frosty..."
Wed 7th June
Torriano Meeting House.
The Rabbit on The Moon and other traditional stories
Continuing our 3 year storytelling programme:
The Hair In The Milk told by Sef Townsend
Door open at 7.30 for 8.00pm start. Tickets £7.00.
See East Archive Trailer:
From the Street of Stories - from the Qissa Khwani
V&A South Asian
on the Temple Steps in the South Asia Gallery
Family stories and songs of the winter, the flowers that grow, and which are associated with the season of the cold.
SPINE FESTIVAL in Kensington & Bexleyheath
Action Songs, Chants, Dances & Join-in-Activities
Sat. 10th September Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Tour of Argentina
telling in schools in the Province and City of Buenos Aires, and working on my own Story Research in The Andes
This is in collaboration with Dream On Productions Bs As.
Stories for Chuseok 추석: 한국 가족 대축제 V&A London
Robertsbridge, East Sussex
working with asylum detainees and with settled refugees in and around Oxford.
Oldham Library & Lifelong Learning Centre. www.oldham.gov.uk
The conference examines the teachings of contempt in each of the three Abrahamic religions, and by doing so, learn how we can combat these.
National Storytelling Week
& Disabilty with all classes from Year 1 to Year 6