Festival

Poster design by Graham BlairThis year’s Storytelling Festival will be held
Friday, October 3 – Friday, October 10th, 2014.

Bios of Storytellers, hosts and musicians are posted here.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE – 2014

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2nd
PRE-FESTIVAL BOOK LAUNCH!
Jack, the King of Ashes by Andy Jones,
and published by Running the Goat Books and Broadsides
Details to follow soon!
Where: LSPU Hall – Cox and Palmer Second Space – 3 Victoria Street

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
8 PM
GRAND OPENING CONCERT
Where: Signal Hill Interpretation Centre  $12/$8
Jack Lynch, Andy Jones, Bev Kane, and Jan Andrews. Host – tba
Admission: $12 -  Adults and $8 – Over 65 or under 18

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4th
11AM – Noon
STORYTELLING AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET
Join local storytellers at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market for a few tales.
Where: Lions Club – Bonaventure Avenue, St. John’s
Admission: Free

1 – 4 PM
STORYTELLING WORKSHOP: Putting Your Personal Stamp On Traditional Tales with Bob Barton
Where: Rocket Bakery Performance Space – 3rd Floor, 272 Water Street
Carefully crafted retellings, as opposed to rehashings, demand that the storyteller, care for and give proper weight to each character and action. In this workshop we will probe the delicate tension between reproduction and invention using a familiar traditional story. By means of physical theatre and role play we will pop out of the linear to explore themes, extend meanings and create opportunities to hear the nuances and intonations of different.
Admission: $25
Please preregister at: storytellingstjohns@gmail.com – space is limited.

2 PM
A STORYWALK IN MUN BOTANICAL GARDEN
Jack Lynch, Catherine Wright, Tony Power, and Caitriona Ni Chonaola
Included in the price of admission to the Botanical Garden

8 PM
SIX MINUTE SATURDAY
A cabaret of stories, music and song featuring: Jean Hewson (Host), Dave Paddon, Charis Cotter, Gerry Curnew, Tony Power and Eleanor Dawson
Where: Rocket Bakery Performance Space – 3rd Floor, 272 Water Street
Admission: $12 -  Adults and $8 – Over 65 or under 18

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5th
1:30 PM
FAMILY FUN DAY
Bob Barton
Where: The Rooms
Tickets: $5 available at The Rooms

2 PM
CONCERT in TORS COVE
Jack Lynch and Margaret Bennett
Details to follow soon!

6:30 PM
A DOWNTOWN STORYWALK
Gary Green
Details to follow soon!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6th
EVENING HOUSE CONCERT
Andy Jones and Margaret Bennett
Held in a private home, the location will be revealed when you buy your ticket.
Tickets will be available at the evening concerts on Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th, or by email at: storytellingstjohns@gmail.com
Admission: $25, includes light hors d’oeuvres.

STORYTELLING AT ADMIRALTY HOUSE
7 PM
With Jan Andrews, presented by the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl
Where: Admiralty House – 23 Old Placentia Road, Mt. Pearl
Admission: Free

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7th
7 PM
YOUNG VOICES, NEW STORIES
Storytelling performances from the young and emerging storytellers in our midst.
Where: Rocket Bakery Performance Space – 3rd Floor, 272 Water Street
Admission: $5

EVENING HOUSE CONCERT
Jack Lynch and Jan Andrews
Held in a private home, the location will be revealed when you buy your ticket.
Tickets will be available at the evening concerts on Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th, or by email at: storytellingstjohns@gmail.com
Admission: $25, includes light hors d’oeuvres.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8th
7 PM
ENGAGING EVENINGS
Margaret Bennett
Where: The Rooms

9 PM
STORY SLAM at the SHIP
Hosted by Mack Furlong , with music by Bill Brennan
Cash prize for the winning story – details to follow soon!
Presented in collaboration with the Folk Arts Society of NL
Where: The Ship Pub – 265 Duckworth Street
Admission: $5

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th
2:30 PM
COFFEE AND CULTURE
Jack Lynch
Where: The Rooms
Admission: Included in the price of admission to the Rooms

8 PM
BOB BARTON PERFORMANCE
Where: Rocket Bakery Performance Space – 3rd Floor, 272 Water Street
Admission: $12 -  Adults and $8 – Over 65 or under 18

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th
8 PM
GRAND FINALE CONCERT
Margaret Bennett, Bob Barton, Mary Fearon and Tom Dawe. Hosted by Pete Soucy.
Where: Rocket Bakery Performance Space – 3rd Floor, 272 Water Street
Admission: $12 -  Adults and $8 – Over 65 or under 18

Past Festivals

2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004