Join us on the last Monday of every month for storytelling for adults.

We have special evenings where storytelling stars perform full-length shows, programmed evenings featuring a variety of tellers and from-the-floor evenings where you can book a slot and share a tale.
We have featured some incredible storytellers and musicians so far and look forward to welcoming many more! 

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Monday 4th December 

Titanic and The Man who Planted Trees

A double bill from Ashley Ramsden  

Behind the sheen and melodrama of Hollywood, lies a true story of human hubris and tragedy. Told together with The Man Who Planted Trees, Ashley Ramsden brings us an evening of truth, sorrow and hope.

Ashley Ramsden is the founder of The International School of Storytelling and has been telling and teaching stories across the globe for over 25 years. He is known for his skill with voice, character and careful balance of levity and gravity, bringing to life some of the world's favourite tales and poems. Click for more info.

Join Brighton Storytellers for this performance from a storytelling master.

Suitable for ages 9+

£9

Tickets available in advance: CLICK HERE 

Monday 29th January

Monday 26th February 

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Monday 26th March : Ben Haggarty at Komedia!

Myths Unleashed: Atalanta 

A girl raised by a bear, Centaurs intent on rape, maniacal kings, troublesome boars and bitterly feuding deities contrive the bloodiest race to ever stain the soil of Arcady. Audaciously reshuffling epic Greek Mythology, Ben Haggarty brings to the stage a fierce tale of a remarkable virgin hunter and devotee of Artemis who sure as hell doesn’t want to have anything to do with men.Here the veneers of classical civilisation are stripped away and the truly awesome implications of the tales are made, sometimes unbearably, clear. Spend a moonlit night in the company of wild women, cocksure warriors and gods unleashed.

Having been trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the world’s leading contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances.He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over one hundred International Storytelling Festivals in twenty six countries and was for ten years the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Ben is a much sought after teacher and director of storytellers and artistic director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. He is also Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK) and his graphic novel series for young men, MeZolith is published by Archaia.

‘A fresh dose of magic that you need in your life.’ *****

Everything Theatre

Tickets on sale now: CLICK HERE

If you are interested in the work of Brighton Storytellers and would like to get in touch about an event or workshop, please email:

hello@abbiesimmonds.com

or

alexandra@schunemann.org

Introduction to Storytelling January-February 2018

A 6 week evening course with Abbie & Alexandra 

Would you like to learn about the art and craft of telling tales?

Join Abbie and Alexandra from Brighton Storytellers for a 6 week storytelling course, including a night out at Brighton Storytellers monthly club. 

Suitable for total beginners, we will introduce you to a variety of techniques to lift folktales, myths, legends and fairytales from the printed page to the present moment of performance. We will give you some practical tools to access the imaginative world of story and offer individual coaching and feedback. Whether you want to tell tales to children, adults or just explore a this wonderful narrative artform, let us guide you on your first steps into the world of story! 

Course dates: 7-9pm 

Wednesday 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January

Wednesday 7th, 21st February 

+ Brighton Storytellers 29th January 


Cost - £135 - concessions available on request

Venue - Brighton Steiner School - parking available, bus routes nearby! 

Email hello@abbiesimmonds.com to reserve your place! 

 

But what is storytelling?

Storytelling in its simplest form is the art and craft of telling a good tale, to a live, present audience
Human beings have been telling each other stories since cavemen first shared the tales of their hunt and dreamt of the spirits that granted food and water.
In the modern age, despite astounding developments in entertainment technology, storytelling is experiencing a revival. It is a co-creative art form, the story forming in between the teller's words and the listener's imagination.
Neuroscientific studies have uncovered a wealth of fascinating effects of listening to story, from paired neural coupling to affecting levels of oxytocin and dopamine release. Psychologists and psychotherapists have long used traditional tales and biographical storytelling to help their clients make sense of life experience and educators harnessed the engaging quality of a story to capture their students' attention. 
Whether you are drawn to storytelling from a love of myth, a fascination with the human voice, desire to hear a tale well told or an interest in the applications of the art and craft of story, come and visit a Brighton Storytellers event to experience it for yourself.
 

 

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