Anthony’s Events Diary

This is a diary of public events in reverse date order. (Private bookings not listed.)

2014

Saturday 26 July
The Golden Room. A centenary symposium celebrating the Dymock Poets, who gathered in Gloucestershire 100 years ago to write, walk, and support each other on their creative journeys. Featuring talks, panels, and creative responses relating to the work of the Dymock Poets by modern Gloucestershire writers. Subscription Rooms, Stroud. Day programme hosted by Kevan Manwaring 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (including talks by Anthony Nanson on his cousin Edward Garnett, literary mentor of Edward Thomas, and by Kirsty Hartsiotis on the Arts & Crafts movement in Gloucestershire). Evening showcase hosted by Jay Ramsay 7-10 p.m. £12.50 for either day or evening/£20 for both. Booking essential. Tickets: 01453 760900, www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk

Monday 21 July
Storytelling in the Living Environment. A lively workshop exploring our sense of connection with nature and the environment as we connect with each other through working creatively with stories, including folktales and our own memories. Working outdoors as much as weather permits, we’ll engage in practical activities to exercise our senses, share our responses to stories and observations, and give voice to our imagination. No previous experience required. Facilitated by Anthony Nanson, environmental storyteller, award-winning author of Gloucestershire Folk Tales and Words of Re-enchantment, and co-editor of Storytelling for a Greener World. This one-day workshop is part of the Creative Arts Summer School, Hawkwood College, Stroud. £70. Contact: 01453 759034; info@hawkwood.co.uk

Monday 21 July
Bath Storytelling Circle. Supporting the oral tradition through stories, songs, and poems (from memory, not read). Upstairs at the Raven, Queen Street, Bath. 8.00 for 8.15 p.m. Entry free. Contact: David Metcalfe 01225 789439; www.bathstorytellingcircle.btck.co.uk

Friday 4 to Sunday 6 July
Beyond the Border. Join us for Wales’s leading international festival of storytelling, a glorious three-day celebration of traditional stories and music from around the world. Featuring, among much else, ‘Tales to Sustain: Storytelling for a Greener World’, a thread of events with Charlene Collison, Jane Flood, Hugh Lupton, Eric Maddern, David Metcalfe, Anthony Nanson, and Ashley Ramsden, celebrating the launch of the new book Storytelling for a Greener World. St Donat’s Castle, Glamorgan. www.beyondtheborder.com

Monday 16 June
Bath Storytelling Circle. Supporting the oral tradition through stories, songs, and poems (from memory, not read). Upstairs at the Raven, Queen Street, Bath. 8.00 for 8.15 p.m. Entry free. Contact: David Metcalfe 01225 789439; www.bathstorytellingcircle.btck.co.uk

Friday 23 May
Stories from Pictures. A tea-time workshop on storymaking, in the spoken and written word, taking inspiration from Grizelda Holderness’s exhibition of pictures and poems ‘Bird Dances with Moon’. Facilitated by storyteller and author Anthony Nanson. 3.30-4.30 p.m. £4. Woodruffs Cafe, High Street, Stroud. Contact: 01453 840887.

Monday 19 May
Bath Storytelling Circle. Supporting the oral tradition through stories, songs, and poems (from memory, not read). Upstairs at the Raven, Queen Street, Bath. 8.00 for 8.15 p.m. Entry free. Contact: David Metcalfe 01225 789439; www.bathstorytellingcircle.btck.co.uk

Wednesday 7 May to Friday 9 May
Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges Annual Conference. Bringing together delegates from every area of campus life, from the further and higher education sector. Delegates include those responsible for environmental management, estates and facilities, finance and procurement as well as curriculum leaders and students. Malcolm Green and Anthony Nanson will facilitate a plenary activity applying techniques from the new book Storytelling for a Greener World. Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham. www.eauc.org.uk

Monday 5 May
Hawkwood Open Day. Stalls, food, maypole, singing, taster sessions - all in the glorious setting of Hawkwood College: the Best Venue in the South-west (Spark Awards 2013)! Could you be the Bard of Hawkwood 2015? Come at 2 p.m. to the launch of the annual Bard of Hawkwood competition (adult and children prizes), and hear Bards of Bath perform. Declaration of the Chair, followed by performances. Find Kevan on the Cotswold Word Centre stall and Anthony on his ecobardic book stall. Hawkwood College, Stroud. Contact: 01453 759034; info@hawkwood.co.uk

Thursday 1 May
Storytelling for a Greener World: Environment, Community and Story-Based Learning. Launch celebration for the new book from Hawthorn Press edited by Alida Gersie, Anthony Nanson, and Edward Schieffelin with Charlene Collison and Jon Cree. The event includes brief stories and activities for adults that bring the book’s creative contents to life. Hosted by Global Generation at the Skip Garden, Kings Cross, London. 6.30-8.30 p.m. Free event but if you plan to come please contact Edward: 07813 886529; e.schieffelin@ucl.ac.uk

Friday 25 April
Stroud Story Supper. This month featuring these excellent tellers from the Newent storytelling club: Glenn Smith, Austin Keenan, Valerie Dean, and David Phelps.  All welcome - performers and listeners. Arrive early for a slot in the second half - less than 10 min, performed without reading. Delicious cakes and hot drinks available. Bring your own takeaway if you like! Relaxed and friendly. 7-9 p.m. Free. Black Books Cafe, Silver Rooms, Stroud. Contact: Kevan 01453 763703.

Monday 21 April
Bath Storytelling Circle. Supporting the oral tradition through stories, songs, and poems (from memory, not read). Upstairs at the Raven, Queen Street, Bath. 8.00 for 8.15 p.m. Entry free. Contact: David Metcalfe 01225 789439; www.bathstorytellingcircle.btck.co.uk

Friday 11 April
Storytelling for a Greener World + The World We Made. Book launch and stimulating talks by Jonathon Porritt and Alida Gersie, stirring songs from Circle of Song, and moving stories from Eric Maddern, Anthony Nanson, Kelvin Hall, Edward Schieffelin, Kevan Manwaring, and Kirsty Hartisiotis. Subscription Rooms, Stroud. 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. £12 (£10/£6 concessions). Tickets: 01453 760900; www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk

Monday 17 March
Bath Storytelling Circle. Supporting the oral tradition through stories, songs, and poems (from memory, not read). Upstairs at the Raven, Queen Street, Bath. 8.00 for 8.15 p.m. Entry free. Contact: David Metcalfe 01225 789439; www.bathstorytellingcircle.btck.co.uk

Thursday 6 March
Launch of the Cotswold Word Centre
On World Book Day, talks and performances to celebrate the launch of the Cotswold Word Centre - a platform for all forms of literacy and literature in the area. Supported by Literature Works. Hawkwood College, Stroud. 7-10pm, free. Email :info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk or telephone: 01453 759034


Sunday 2nd March
Word Perfect. Part of the Voices in the City strand of the Independent Bath Literature Festival. Enjoy an entertaining evening with students from Bath Spa University as they showcase the best bits from their street performances over the weekend - plus special items reserved for indoors - hosted by Bath bard and storyteller David Metcalfe. 8.00-9.30pm, Guildhall, Bath. Free but ticketed: 01225 463362


Friday 28 February
Story Supper. Calling all storytellers, singers, poets, and listeners! Join us for a feast of the spoken word (performed without text please). Hot drinks and cakes available. Black Book Cafe, Nelson Street, Stroud. 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. Entry free. Contact: Kevan 01453 763703.

Monday 17 February
Bath Storytelling Circle. Supporting the oral tradition through stories, songs, and poems (from memory, not read). Upstairs at the Raven, Queen Street, Bath. 8.00 for 8.15 p.m. Entry free. Contact: David Metcalfe 01225 789439; www.bathstorytellingcircle.btck.co.uk


Friday 31 January
Story Supper. Calling all storytellers, singers, poets, and listeners! Join us for a feast of the spoken word (performed without text please). Hot drinks and cakes available. Black Book Cafe, Nelson Street, Stroud. 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. Entry free. Contact: Kevan 01453 763703.








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