Sat at 14:00
Sun at 15:00
This is a pay-what-you-will-show. There are no tickets but there will be a bucket-collection.
You can also make cash or card donations at the central box office or donate an eFringer credit if you have one available.
Find a storyteller, hear a tale, be transported to far off times and places, carry on shopping. Pop-up stories, Fri, Sat and Sun throughout town plus two longer performances.
The Plough Storytelling Circle meets on the first Thursday evening of every month in the atmospheric setting of St Anne’s Chapel here in Barnstaple. It is a lively forum for the sharing of stories. Some come to tell and others to listen to folk tales from all over the world, mythology, modern stories and even personal experiences. But whatever kind of story it is, they are all told in the time honoured tradition of the oral storyteller - from memory. And memories being what they are, probably a little bit differently to the last time it was told!
We also provide storytellers for local events and have told at such occasions as the Clovelly Herring Festival, Torrington 1646, Appledore Book Festival and the Exeter Respect Festival. But our very first public performance was at the 2019 Theatrefest. We were terrified but it turned out we loved it and haven’t looked back! So our hearts will always belong to Theatrefest.
This year we will have storytellers popping up unexpectedly around town on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as gathering on the grass outside St Anne’s - our spiritual home - on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
So do stop if you see us and remind yourself how good it is to listen to a story. Or join us outside St Anne’s and give your ears a treat. It’s definitely not just for children.