Whats On


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Wed 9th July, 2014, 8pm
The Voicebox, Forman Street, Derby DE1 1JQ.

 

A multi-talented storyteller of great charm and energy brings us story, song and even clog dancing as the gritty north blends with luminescent fantasy under "The Bard's Bridge".

 

Tickets £7 / £5 (<18). Advanced bookings Tel 01332 840007 or email Sophie on robandsophie@hotmail.com. Tickets also available at the door.

 

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new season 2013 / 14!

 

This kicks off with our Derby Live! (in conjunction with Adverse Camber) event on Sat October 5th, 2pm, 2013 - Jan Blake and musicians Kouame and Raymond Sereba presenting "The Old Woman, The Buffalo and the Lion of Manding" at the Guildhall Theatre, Derby (Part of Derby Folk Festival).

 

Thereafter every 2nd Wednesday from Nov 13th 2013 onwards. at 8pm, at The Voicebox, Forman Street, Derby, DE1 1JQ.

 

The new 2013 / 14 programme has now been posted - see the What's On page.

 
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The Flying Donkeys

Derby's Storytelling Club


FLYING DONKEYS HAS NOW MERGED WITH THE STORYTELLERS OF NOTTINGHAM AND A NEW CLUB HAS BEEN BORN!

TALES FROM TWO CITIES

PLEASE SEE OUR NEW WEBSITE : WWW.TALESFROMTWOCITIES.CO.UK

WE STILL RUN FROM THE VOICEBOX IN DERBY AND THE
LORD ROBERTS PUB ON BROAD ST, HOCKLEY, NOTTINGHAM,
BUT NOW ALTERNATE EACH VENUE MONTHLY AND MEET ON
THE 4TH WED OF THE MONTH (BAR DEC):

SEPT 24 2014 - NOTTINGHAM
OCT 22 2014 - DERBY
NOV 26 2014 - NOTTINGHAM
DEC 10 2014 - DERBY
JAN 28 2015 - NOTTINGHAM
FEB 25 2015 - DERBY
MAR 25 2015 - NOTTINGHAM
APR 22 2015 - CROMFORD MILLS, DERBYSHIRE
MAY 27 2015 - NOTTINGHAM
JUN 24 2015 - SUMMER SOIREE, QUARNDON, DERBY
JUL 22 2015 - NOTTINGHAM

THIS WEBSITE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED.

ANY QUERIES, PLEASE CONTACT SOPHIE ON 01332 840007
OR EMAIL robandsophie@hotmail.com.

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT :)

 

Derby's very own storytelling club. Our aim is to promote the traditional art of storytelling within the Derby city and Derbyshire area, providing top quality evenings of entertainment and an opportunity for people to share their stories and learn more about storytelling.

We usually meet on the 2nd Wed of the month, at either 7.30 or 8pm in the evenings, throughout the year (except Aug and Sept). This is when we host Performance Storytelling Events at the VoiceBox, on Forman St, in Derby.

These monthly events alternate between guest performers, one month, and our increasingly popular "Spread the Word!" open night, the next.

With our Guest Performer Nights we aim to bring you the very best of storytelling performers from across the UK and beyond, as well as showcase more local storytellers.

Our Spread the Word! events are open nights when we welcome tellers, poets, writers, singers and musicians for a relaxed evening of stories in all their forms. These evenings also feature a special guest "hot spot" of about 20 - 30 mins in the second half, allowing us to showcase local talent or upcoming UK wide storytellers.

Spread the Word! participants should make themselves known by contacting us before hand if at all possible so we can plan each open night's running order, but you can also just turn up on the night and find Sophie, our Chair.

Occasionally we venture further afield, telling at local festivals and events, or hosting One-off Special Events and working within the Community on particular Projects. Do please contact us if you wish to make an enquiry.

Additionally "Flying donkey" Sophie Snell, leads a series of workshops for aspiring beginner and improver tellers - "Only Words Aloud" and "More Words Aloud". The next dates are now scheduled for Sun 22nd June and Sat 28th June 2014, so do get in touch if you are interested.

... and why not have a go at our open night "Spread the Word" - next one Wed 11th June 2014!

Enquire direct to Sophie if you are interested in attending any of these workshops (email: robandsophie@hotmail.com).

We usually serve refreshments during our performance evenings - hot drinks and home made cakes / tasty titbits, and particulary strive to offer a friendly, informal atmosphere where stories and chat can be enjoyed amongst new and old friends.

"I remember my first tentative visit to a Flying Donkeys performance evening - and how welcome I was made to feel. Despite being on my own and completely new to storytelling, everyone was so friendly. I was soon caught up listening to this amazing storyteller (Ben Haggarty's Frankenstein). I was bowled over and couldn't resist coming back the following month - well it hasn't stopped there!" Sophie Snell, Flying Donkey's Chair.

We are an adult storytelling club - which just means that our events are aimed primarily at adults. However older children and young adults are very welcome. Most material is suitable for over 12's but if you are unsure do please contact us beforehand to check. It is lovely to see younger members in the audience discovering storytelling!

 

Coming Events

 
 

 

summer story soiree

 

Wed, Jun 11th 2014, 8pm, 71, Burley Lane, Quarndon, Derbyshire, DE22 5JR.

 

Our popular open night takes to canvas with a summer soiree of stories in an enchanting bell tent, overlooking beautiful Allestree Park. Bring a tale or a song or a poem or just listen in! With stories from Sophie, Mel and Roy as well as from the floor.

 

Tickets £7 / £5 (<18). Please book in advance for this one, as space is strictly limited. Tel 01332 840007 or email Sophie on robandsophie@hotmail.com.


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top news!

 

Our "Spread the Word" nights have been very kindly reviewed by Gary Longdon for Spoken Word Review website (scroll down the site page to find the review of our June event.) www.behindthearras.com

We are now serving a broader range of hot drinks and home-made cakes to make your storytelling experience even more tempting!

And to help you avoid local parking fees we now have a later start time of 8pm.

 

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