Sophie Snell storyteller
Sophie Snell, professional storyteller for adults and children
 
 


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Contact Sophie:

Tel: 07796 296387

email:robandsophie@hotmail.com

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Dragon tales for children

Dragon Tales



National Storytelling Week
1st - 8th February 2014

World Book Day
Thurs 6th March 2014

Children's Book Week
30th June - 4th July 2014








Private booking, 70th birthday party,
Derbyshire, Xmas 2013,
a family gathering for storytelling
by the fire in a yurt...

 


Previous Events 2014


JANUARY 2014

Sun 5th Jan - Private Booking, Burton.

Fri 10th Jan - Secondary school booking, Whittlesey, Peterborough for the Straw Bear Festival.

Sat 11th Jan - Waingroves Woodland Wassail. Storytelling for families in the woods (woodland lantern procession starts 6pm), then storytelling for adults back at Waingroves Community Centre with hot soup and a roll till late.

Tues 14th Jan - project meeting, afternoon.

Wed 15th Jan - Solihull College - student seminar, daytime.

Wed 15th Jan - hosting / MC'g
Flying Donkeys, "Stories by Candlelight" open night. At the Voicebox, Forman St, Derby DE1 1JQ, 7.30pm. Tickets £7 - contact Sophie direct for more info and to book tickets. More information at www.flyingdonkeys.co.uk.

Sat 25th Jan - Burns Night Supper and Storytelling, Oakley Grange Farm Cafe, Shepshed Road, Hathern, Leicestershire, LE12 5LL. 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets £24.50 including traditional Burns night meal and first drink, from cafe@oakleygrange.co.uk or Tel 01509 842988. SOLD OUT.

Wed 29th Jan - School Booking, Derby.


FEBRUARY 2014

4th Feb - School booking, Special needs, Oldham.

5th Feb - School Booking, Derby.

6th Feb - School Booking, Staffordshire.

9th Feb - Private Booking, afternoon, Leicestershire.

12th Feb - Hosting Flying Donkeys storytelling club, 8pm. Spread the Word our open mic night with stories, songs and poetry from the floor. Contact Sophie if you wish to tell a story. At the Voicebox, Forman Street, Derby, DE1 1JQ. Tickets £7 at the door or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email info@flyingdonkeys.co.uk.

17th Feb - Seven Deadly Sins at the Nottingham Theatre Royal, 7.30pm. Tickets £6. Book direct with the theatre at www.trch.co.uk. SOLD OUT.

19th Feb - DH Lawrence Heritage Centre Activity Day - storytelling and crafts, sets at 11.30am, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30pm. Mansfield Rd, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3DZ.

25th Feb - School Booking, Nottinghamshire.


MARCH 2014

3rd Mar - School Booking, Staffordshire.

4th Mar - School Booking, Chesterfield.

5th Mar - School Booking, Derby.

6th Mar - School Booking, Nottingham.

7th Mar - School Booking, Derbyshire.

12th Mar - Hosting Flying Donkeys storytelling club, Michael O'Leary guest performer, 8pm at the Voicebox, Forman Street, Derby, DE1 1JQ. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email info@flyingdonkeys.co.uk.

17th Mar - School Booking, Nottinghamshire.

18th Mar - School Booking, Nottinghamshire.

19th - Mar - School Booking, Nottinghamshire, storytelling and CPD workshop.

25th Mar - School Booking, Derbyshire.

27th Mar - "Wild Women" at the Nottingham Storytellers, Lord Roberts pub, NG1 3AL (next to the Broadway Cinema) - an evening of stories from women storytellers in aid of Macmillan Cancer, 8pm.

29th Mar - Only Words Aloud - beginners storytelling workshop, 10am - 4pm, Quarndon, Derbyshire - contact Sophie direct for more details or to book. Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

31st Mar - School Booking, Staffordshire.


APRIL 2014

1st April - School Booking, Derby.

3rd April - Solihull College - evening CPD session.

5th April - More Words Aloud - improvers storytelling workshop, 10am - 4pm, Quarndon, Derbyshire - contact Sophie direct for more details or to book. Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

9th April - Hosting Flying Donkeys storytelling club, Gary Cordingley guest performer, 7.30pm at the Voicebox, Forman Street, Derby, DE1 1JQ. Tickets £10, with meal, at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email info@flyingdonkeys.co.uk.

10th April - Storytelling at the Poppy & Pint - a joint event with Pete Davis, Sheila & John Bentham, fundraising for MacMillans Cancer. Stories, song and laughter, 7.30pm, downstairs in the restaurant side room. Tickets from Sophie on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com or on the door.

11th - 18th April - Stones Project, Oxfordshire.

23rd April - Dragon storytelling for St George's Day at Derby Musuem, 1 - 4pm.

24th April - Private Booking, Nottingham, 8.30pm.

25th April - Knights & Dragons - family storytelling, 5 - 6pm at Cromford Mills, Derbyshire.

25th April - Mediaeval Tales - adult storytelling, 7.30pm at Cromford Mills, Derbyshire.

30th April - Private Booking, Derbyshire Folk Tales, daytime, Derbyshire.

MAY 2014

5th May - Wellfield Allottments Celebration Event - a launch of the new civic allotments in Matlock, Derbyshire - storytelling for all the family, 12 noon - 4pm.

6th - 9th May - Raven Stones project, Derbyshire.

12th - 16th May - Raven Stones project, Derbyshire.

13th May - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Sally Pepper Show, 10 - 11am.

14th May - Hosting Flying Donkeys storytelling club, 7.30pm at the Voicebox, Forman Street, Derby, DE1 1JQ. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email info@flyingdonkeys.co.uk.

Sun 18th May - Seven Deadly Sins at No 28, The Market Place, Belper, DE56 1FZ, part of Belper Arts Festival. Tickets £7 - book via website - www.belperartsfestival.org.

Thurs 22nd May - Private Booking, Nottinghamshire, 11am.


JUNE 2014

2nd - 6th June - Raven Stones project, Derbyshire.

10th June - School Booking, Derby.

11th June - Hosting Flying Donkeys storytelling club, 7.30pm at the Voicebox, Forman Street, Derby, DE1 1JQ. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email info@flyingdonkeys.co.uk.

18th June - School Booking, Derby.

19th June - School Booking, Nottingham.

22nd June - Only Words Aloud - beginners storytelling workshop, 10am - 4pm, Quarndon, Derbyshire - contact Sophie direct for more details or to book. Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

25th June - School Booking, Doncaster

27th June - Private Booking, daytime, Derby.

28th June - More Words Aloud - improvers storytelling workshop, 10am - 4pm, Quarndon, Derbyshire - contact Sophie direct for more details or to book. Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com. NOW FULLY BOOKED.

29th June - Private Booking, daytime, Sutton Coldfield.

30th June - Beyond the Border storytelling festival, Wales

 

JULY 2014

1st - 6th July - Beyond the Border storytelling festival, Wales, studying with Abbi Patrix, then attending festival.

7th July - School Booking, Nottingham.

8th July - School Booking, Nottingham.

9th July - School Booking, Nottingham.

9th July - Hosting Flying Donkeys storytelling club, 7.30pm at the Voicebox, Forman Street, Derby, DE1 1JQ. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email info@flyingdonkeys.co.uk.

11th July - Private event, Derbyshire, 7pm.

12th July - Eastwood Arts Festival - family storytelling in the yurt, 12 - 4pm, at Coronation Park, Eastwood, NG16 3LQ. FREE.

16th July - School Booking, Derby.

22nd July - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Sally Pepper Show, 10 - 11am.

30th July - Private Booking - adult storytelling for stroke patients, Derbyshire, 11am - 12noon.

31st July - Eastwood Library, Wellington Place, Eastwood, NG16 3GB - family storytelling, 9.30am - 12.15pm. FREE.

31st July - Storytellers of Nottingham, 7.30pm.

 

AUGUST 2014

12th August - Crich Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire - family storytelling in the bell tent, up by the Labyrinth, 11am - 4pm.

14th August - Crich Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire - family storytelling in the bell tent, up by the Labyrinth, 11am - 4pm.

16th / 17th August - Join Sophie for a special weekend event, Storytelling at Hafen Y Coed, Spiritual Retreat, Heol Tawe, Abercraf, Swansea, SA9 1TJ. Enjoy a short break, B&B or camping at the Retreat. A beautiful, family-friendly location in the heart of Wales. For tickets for any of the storytelling events and more info re accommodation and other activites at the Centre, contact Lin Ucar at Tel 01639 730985 or email hyc@btconnect.com. Sat 16th, 2 - 4pm Only Words Aloud - storytelling workshop for beginners. 5.30pm Star Princess - family storytelling show. 7.30pm The Lady of the Flowers - evening adult show. 10.30 - midnight Tales under the Stars - stories shared around the fire. Sun 17th, 11am - Lakeside Storywalk, all ages.

SEPTEMBER 2014

10th Sept - Private Booking - adult storytelling for stroke patients, Derbyshire, 1.30pm.

Fri 12th (eve) - Sun 14th Sept - hosting Hill Top Tales, a storytelling festival, with workshops, performances, scrumptious cream teas and camping, Staffordshire / Derbyshire border. Contact Sophie for more information and a booking form.

Mon 15th - Friday 19th Sept - Raven Stones project, Derbyshire.

Wed 24th Sept - daytime - Private Booking, Derbyshire.

Wed 24th Sept - hosting Tales from Two Cities storytelling club, Lord Roberts pub, Broad St, Hockley, Nottingham. 7.30 for 8pm (downstairs in the lower bar / function room). Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

30th Sept - Private Booking, Nottinghamshire (afternoon).

OCTOBER 2014

1st Oct - School Booking, Nottinghamshire.

9th Oct - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Sally Pepper Show, 10 - 11am.

9th Oct - Private Booking - Derbyshire, 7.30pm "English Folk Tales".

11th Oct - More Words Aloud - improvers storytelling workshop, 10am - 4pm, Quarndon, Derbyshire - contact Sophie direct for more details or to book. Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

13th - 15th Oct - Stones Project, Derbyshire.

16th Oct - Storytelling Taster Workshop at the Nottingham Contemporary, 6 - 7.30pm as part of the Lyric Lounge and Nottingham Festival of Words. Followed by an evening of open spots (7.30 - 8pm - workshop participants can sign up ahead) and guest performances. To book you need to contact Annabel Bennett on 0115 959 7932 or email her on annabel@writingeastmidlands.co.uk.

17th Oct - Stones Project, Derbyshire.

19th Oct - Nottingham Festival of Words, Market Square, Nottingham, 11am - 4.30pm. Sophie will be hosting the storytelling tent at the Market Square in Nottingham city centre, with a series of events throughout the day designed to showcase storytelling for adults. There will be opportunities for budding / local tellers to tell a story of their own. The running order currently is 11 am storytelling perforamance by Sophie, 12 noon open mic segment, 1.15 pm Drop-in Tales, 2.15 pm storytelling performance by Sophie, 3.30 pm open mic segment, 4.15 pm close.

22nd Oct - hosting Tales from Two Cities, storytelling club at the Voicebox, Forman St, Derby, DE1 1JQ, 8pm - a special tribute night in honour of Pete Davis of the Nottngham Storytellers (died 4th August 2014) with open slots. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

23rd Oct - School Booking, Derby.

25th Oct - Private Booking, Loughborough, 11am - 3pm.

26th Oct - Halloween Hoot at the Java Coffee Company, 8, Stephenson Place, Chesterfield, S40 1XL - 3 - 5pm. A special afternoon tea and storytelling event for Hallowoon (adults / older children). Tickets must be booked in advance Tel 01246 274455.

27th Oct - Starlight Storytram at Crich Tramway Museum - take a tram ride into the spooky woods for a storywalk with a difference, one at 6pm and another at 7pm, suitable for families. Book your storytram ticket on arrival at the musuem (included in museum entrance price).

28th Oct - Starlight Storytram at Crich Tramway Museum - take a tram ride into the spooky woods for a storywalk with a difference, one at 6pm and another at 7pm, suitable for families. Book your storytram ticket on arrival at the musuem (included in museum entrance price).

30th Oct - Halloween Storywalk, Allestree Park, Derby for Quarndon Live & Local, 8 - 9.30pm for adults and children > 12yrs. A short walk across the park to our lantern-lit bell tent in a garden overlooking the park - ticket details as below or click on Skiddle to buy tickets now.

31st Oct - BBC Radio Derby - tune in about 12.30 lunchtime for a spooky chat and a bit of folk tale as told to me by the landlord of our local pub...

31st Oct - Halloween Storywalks, Allestree Park, Derby for Quarndon Live & Local, 5 - 6pm for younger families (Group 1), 6.30 - 7.30pm (Group 2), 8 - 9.30pm for adults and children > 12 yrs. Note the older group at 8pm will perambulate across the park to our lantern-lit bell tent in a garden overlooking the park, for a special, cosy and comfortable segment of stories by candlelight under canvas. Halloween costumes, warm clothing and sensible shoes all recommended. Bring your own lantern to add to the atmosphere! Tickets £5 adults, £3 children (under 2's free) from Sophie or Rob on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com, or click on Skiddle to buy tickets now. This event is always very popular and numbers are limited, so advanced booking recommended.

NOVEMBER 2014

1st Nov - Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5JA. Halloween Tales, family storytelling, 2 - 5pm. Timed performances at 2.15, 3.15 and 4.15pm.

5th Nov - Private Booking - adult storytelling for stroke patients, Derbyshire, 11am - 12noon.

6th Nov - School Booking, Derby.

8th Nov - More Words Aloud - improvers storytelling workshop, 10am - 4pm, Quarndon, Derbyshire - contact Sophie direct for more details or to book. Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

12th Nov - School Booking, Nottingham.

13th Nov - School Booking, Nottingham.

14th Nov - School Booking, Nottingham.

21st Nov - Private Booking - Seven Deadly Sins, 7.30pm, Derbyshire.

26th Nov - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Sally Pepper Show, 10 - 11am.

26th Nov - hosting Tales from Two Cities storytelling club, Lord Roberts pub, Broad St, Hockley, Nottingham. 7.30 for 8pm (downstairs in the lower bar / function room). Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

28th to 30th Nov - Raven Stones project, Gloucestershire.

DECEMBER 2014

1st - 6th Dec - Raven Stones project, Gloucestershire.

7th Dec - Christmas Family Fun Day, Alvaston Park - family storytelling at 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm - see www.alvastonparkfriends.org.uk

8th Dec - Raven Stones project, Buxton.

10th Dec - hosting Tales from Two Cities, storytelling club at the Voicebox, Forman St, Derby, DE1 1JQ, 8pm - a Christmas special, with open slots. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

17th Dec - Private Booking, Derbyshire (daytime).

22nd Dec - Private Booking, Dark Tales, Derby (evening).

(Note: non-public bookings are not always included in this list.)

 

 

"Absolutely fab! Thank you for such vivid and amusing stories. Food for the soul."

"Wonderful! So inspiring!"

"My friends saw your show at Whittlesey yesterday and were blown away! They were full of praise for you!"

Audience comments
Straw Bear Festival, Jan 2013



"I just wanted to thank you for your performances at our festival - I've heard nothing but praise about you and the stories you told - perfect!
You judged our audience just right...

... at our regular monthly meeting after the festival somebody said "she was the best storyteller we have ever had" and others who have been in, said pretty much the same!"

Booking Officer, Whittlesey
Straw Bear Festival, Jan 2013



adult storytelling, Shipley Festival

Seven Deadly Sins

 

"We really can't tell you how much we enjoyed your storytelling. We can't be the first to congratulate you on your amazing talent, but it really takes someone very special to hold the attention of 60 odd Morris dancers and musicians, most of whom had drunk far more than was good for them. We will 'dine out' on those pauses, when you had every one of us in the palm of your hand and you could have heard a pin drop. Unheard of in Morris circles!"

Ken & Kathy Trimmer, participants Ravenglass Folk Meet, Cumbria, June 2013




Photograph courtesy of
Jenny Gavin-Wear Photography
www.jgw-photography.co.uk



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