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We are proud to present the fifth St. John's Storytelling Festival - a six-day celebration of the art and tradition of storytelling. Storytellers from around the city, across the Island and the Mainland and overseas come together to share stories for listeners of all ages. Join us and see why storytelling is one of our most entertaining and enduring forms of expression. 

Storyteller and host biographies are provided
here.

Lineup

Tuesday Oct. 21
7:30 p.m.
FREE

Admiralty House Museum, Mount Pearl.
68 Mortimore Drive
T: 748-1124 ( first right off Brookfield Rd, past Commonwealth Avenue)

Registration is limited, call 765-9383 or email

Introductory Storytelling Workshop:
Tell Me Another One!

The Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl is pleased to present storyteller Dale Jarvis for an introductory course for aspiring storytellers, focussing on personal and community stories, world folktales and storytelling techniques. Think you don't have a story to share, or want to tell your own tales more effectively? Come get your storytelling feet wet! (Bring your own dry socks.)
Wednesday Oct. 22
9:00 p.m.    
$5
Ship Pub (Folk Night)

Storytelling at Folk Night
Kelly Russell, Allan and Matthew Byrne. 
Hosted by Gary Green.

Thursday Oct. 23
7:00 p.m. 
$5 regular
$2 student
The Lantern
35 Barnes Road
Young Tellers
Sara Meyer, Holy Cross Storytellers, Ellen Power, Tamsyn & Naomi Russell and Lewis Fearon.  Hosted by Dale Jarvis.
Friday Oct. 24
1:30-2:30 pm
CBC Radio - Cross Talk Kevin MacKenzie and Mary Fearon.

Friday Oct. 24
8 p.m.
$10

Gower St. United Church - Hall
Gower St. and Church Hill
Evening Performance
Mark Cormier, Kevin Mackenzie and Christine Mayr.  Hosted by Ramona Deering
Saturday Oct. 25
10 a.m.
free
A.C. Hunter Children's Library Stories for Children
Christine Mayr, Kevin Mackenzie, Margaret Hitchens.  Host TBA
Saturday Oct 25
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
free
Torbay Museum
1288 Torbay Road, Torbay
Stories for Kids
Dale Jarvis.
Saturday Oct 25
8:00 p.m.
$10
Gower St. United Church - Hall
Evening Performance
Adwoa and Fule Badoe, Louise Moyes Andy Jones and Darka Erdelji. Hosted by Mary Fearon.
Sunday Oct 26
10:00 a.m. - noon
$20
The Lantern
35 Barnes Road

Pre-register at: 687-2585 or email at: storytellingstjohns@gmail.com
Dark Kingdom
A workshop with Kevin MacKenzie for serious artists and fools. As storytellers, we strive to be closer to our story and to the listener. There are many techniques for developing relationships with both.
This workshop is not about those techniques. The Dark Kingdom is an inward passage to the dark kingdom of obstacles which keep us from our story, the listeners and ourselves.   Details here (pdf).

Sunday Oct. 26
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
$20

Gower St. United Church - Hall

Pre-register at: 687-2585 or email at: storytellingstjohns@gmail.com

Dance Workshop
Workshop with Adwoa Badoe.  Adwoa grew up loving the traditional dances of Ghana, West Africa. Her interest in dance has led her to learn dances from other parts of Africa. Her classes and workshops have a unique and infectious vibrancy, capturing the essence of the people, their celebrations and their lives. Don't miss the experience!

Sunday Oct. 26
2:00 p.m.
$5

The Rooms - theatre
Terrible Tales for Frightful Families
Join storyteller Dale Jarvis as he recites some ghoulish tales inspired by The Rooms collections! Tickets are just $5 and are available as of 10 am Tuesday, October 21st, at The Rooms admissions desk.

Sunday Oct. 26
8:00 p.m.
$10

The Bella Vista Evening Performance
Adwoa Badoe, Fulé Badoe, Alice Lannon, Amos Lyall, Paul Dean, Mary Ellen Wright and Christine Mayr.  Hosted by Sean Panting.

Monday Oct. 27
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
$20

Arts and Culture Center
MMaP Gallery space
NE Corner of the Arts and Culture Centre, 2nd floor

Pre-register at: 687-2585 or email at: storytellingstjohns@gmail.com

Afroculture Drum Workshop
The polyrhythms of Africa are taught in parts and then played cooperatively with complex and interesting results. The class is taught by Fulé Badoe and is quite simply a blast. For the past 6 years Fulé has promoted and taught African drumming in elementary schools, colleges and universities in Ontario, where he believes 'rhythm helps to promote focus, self esteem, respect of oneself and others'.



Thanks to our generous sponsors!
 

AAMP

Town of Torbay


City of St. John's

Torbay Museum
Goverment NL

Canada Council for the Arts

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

The Rooms


Community Partners


Story Telling CircleArts Smart   

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