Tales in Trust 2014

I won't be officially telling at this fantastic weekend at Halsway manor, but will be calling some dances on the Saturday evening, and telling in storyrounds around the fire too.
For more information look at the Halsway Manor website, but I've copied in the major information below.

Hosted by Taffy Thomas, the first Storyteller Laureate.

Taffy Thomas returns to host the 4th 'Tales in Trust' weekend at Halsway Manor.
Leading storytellers, authors, and festival directors brign their combined expertise to present shows, workshops and discussions about the link between the narrative of history and the magic of folktale. 
Our tutors believe their stories and skills were entrusted to them. All attending the weekend will gain access to these tales and skills in a series of lively performances and engaging practical workshops - and of course there will be msuic and dancing in a Saturday evening 'Merry Neet' plus our Storytellers Question Time.
The weekend is suitable for experienced storytellers, beginners, those who iwsh to use storytelling in their work, or those who just like to listen to a rattling good tale in pleasant company. As Taffy puts it, "if speaking was more improtant than listening, we'd have two tongues and one ear."

Taffy Thomas MBE founded and directed  legendary folk theatre company 'Magic Lantern' illustrating traditional stories and songs with shadow puppets and circus skills and founded and directed the community arts company 'Charivari' with their popular touring unit 'the Fabulous Salami Brothers', which he fronted and performed in. After a major stroke at the age of 36 Taffy turned back to story telling as self-imposed speech therapy, which turned into a new career leading to the award of an MBE for services to storytelling and charity, and appointment as the first Storyteller Laureate.
Other tutors include Dave Tonge (the Norwich Yarnsmith), Dr. Simon Heywood (University of Derby), storyteller Shonaleigh, Helen Watts (author of children's historical novels), Andy Burton and Gill Bond (creators of the Moonraking Festival, which features storytelling as an integral part of its programme). 

You can book on a course at Halsway and bring a friend who can explore the area while using Halsway as a base for meals and accommodation. Please Phone for details. Halsway Manor is in the Quantock Hills (England's oldest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), 10 minutes from the West Somerset Railway(one of Britain's largest steam railways), 20 minutes from the fossil beaches at Kilve and 30 minutes from the Exmoor National Park.

Halsway Manor
Halsway Lane
TA4 4BD Crowcombe
United Kingdom
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 17:00 to Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 16:00
£120-£200 - see Halsway website