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  • Introducing Beyond Words

    “When things are uncertain, stories come in.” – Nick Hennessey Beyond Words is an online gallery. It’s a year of stories expressed as images, a collaboration by more than a dozen creatives across artforms. Running from 6th September 2022 through the Autumn, we hope you’ll come with us as we share our journey. Here’s C.A.…

  • Beyond Words – behind the scenes

    C.A. Savage initially created the prints without any specific plan for how they would be shared. Her goal was simply to find sustained inspiration¬†from the stories she heard each month. But as the year of printmaking neared completion, the question inevitably raised its head. What next? My answer – and I’m very glad that everyone…

  • January E-Mail – Upcoming Gigs – Free Show: “The Queen of the Court of Claywood Flats” – Reflections on 2020

    For those of you not on my mailing list, here’s the email I sent out this month. Details of how you could sign up are at the bottom. Fellow Story Lovers, Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, Happy New Year. I appreciate it’s a bit late for that now – you’ve almost certainly already got the…

  • The “Human-ish Podcast” talks about storytelling

    The “Human-ish” Podcast, creation of Dinaay Sharma, is an exploration of the fundamentals of the human experience, whether that be an interview about the nature of the mind or the importance of movement or the role of storytelling. You can guess which episode I was part of, right? This is a long, involved discussion, about…

  • SKELETOR! (and other baddies.)

    Here’s something exciting! I’m working on a new show at the moment, and it will be having its first outing live, on Zoom, as part of the Strange Times Online Storytelling Club. We’re not even going to charge for a ticket, just ask for donations. When Tim Ralphs was a child in the 80s he…

  • The Buried Moon

    Earlier this year I was a part of Adverse Camber’s amazing GAZING season of online stories for lockdown. Here’s me telling “The Buried Moon.” Enjoy! Subscribe to Tim Ralphs’ Mailing List

  • Taking the Devil to Zurich

    In May of 2019, I had the pleasure of being part of the GESCHICHTENOASE – International Storytelling Festival in Switzerland. It was a beautiful festival, “an urban storytelling oasis”, taking place primarily in a flower filled glasshouse in The Old Botanical Garden. Film-maker Thomas Radlwimmer was on hand to record things and he’s created this…

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  • Something for the Turning of the Year

    After Bedevere’s second attempt to throw Excalibur into the lake, he returned to his King: ‘Lord, please. It’s impossible for me.’ ‘Seems impossible, sweet friend. Remember that Christmas morning the hawthorn flowered, the day we found Lancelot. Seemed impossible. But it happened, as if by giving ourselves again and again to the unknown we opened…

  • Sharon Blackie on “Falling out of Myth” and the Mythic Imagination.

    Sharon Blackie at TEDx talking about the Mythic Imagination. I love how her examples of “Post-heroic” stories are all old, old tales.

  • Storytelling and the Body ~ Michael Harvey ~ Workshop, 12 Sept 2019

    We’re being visited, in September, by the amazing storyteller Michael Harvey. You can read more about his Wednesday night show, Uncaged at the usual Beeston Tales page. Michael will be staying on with us for an extra day, and spending Thursday running his highly acclaimed training on Storytelling and the Body. Michael has trained extensively…

  • Hand Pulled History

    One of the most interesting projects of last year was a commission from The Walkley Historians to devise a show based around pub life in Walkley, Sheffield, during the Victorian period. My first thought was to bring on board the wondrous Roo Bramley to provide some music and song. Our grand endeavor culminated in three…