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


Events: Current

Previous (2014)

Joe Wileman Performer Photography Project

Contact Sophie:

Tel: 07796 296387

email:robandsophie@hotmail.com

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Dragon tales for children

Dragon Tales



National Storytelling Week
30th Jan - 6th February 2016

World Book Day
Thurs 3rd March 2016

Children's Book Week
usually early July - dates tba








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

 


Forthcoming Events 2015


JANUARY

Wed 21st Jan - Private Booking, Derbyshire, 12 noon - 2.30pm.

Sat 24th Jan - Ridewise Storywalk, Bestwood Country Park. Meet at Bestwood Lodge Hotel car park, 10.30am (walk c 2 hours).

Sat 24th Jan - Stargazing event, Alvaston Park, Derby, 4 - 9pm. Family stories 5pm and 6pm, Stargazing walk 7pm, adult storytelling 8pm. Community Rooms, Alvaston Park.

Wed 28th Jan - Private Booking, adult storytelling for stroke patients, Derbyshire, 10.30am.

Wed 28th Jan - hosting / MC'g Tales from Two Cities, with guest storyteller, Nell Phoenix. At the Lord Roberts pub, Broad St, Hockley, Nottingham, 8pm. Tickets £7 - contact Sophie direct for more info and to book tickets. More information at www.talesfromtwocities.co.uk.

Thurs 29th Jan - Northampton University, Early Years Writing Project, daytime. Seminar on storytelling for teachers conference.

Fri 30th Jan - School Booking, Lincoln.


FEBRUARY

2nd Feb - School booking, Derby, daytime.

2nd Feb - Private booking, family storytelling, Derby, 6 - 7.30pm.

3rd Feb - School Booking, Nottingham.

4th Feb - School Booking, Nottingham.

5th Feb - School Booking, Nottingham.

18th Feb - DH Lawrence Heritage Centre - family storytelling, 11.30am, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30pm. Mansfield Rd, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3DZ.

19th Feb - School Booking, Buxton, Derbyshire.

24th Feb - School Booking, Leicestershire.

25th 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.

27th Feb - Private Booking, Derbyshire, 7.30pm.

28th Feb - Open Minds, Nottingham, storytelling event for special needs adults, 1 - 3pm.



MARCH

3rd Mar - School Booking, Derby.

4th Mar - School Booking, Derbyshire.

5th Mar - School Booking, Derby.

6th Mar - School Booking, Nottinghamshire.

9th Mar - School Booking, Derbyshire.

11th Mar - Private Booking, Nottinghamshire, 3 - 4pm.

14th 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.

25th Mar - hosting / MC'g Tales from Two Cities, with guest storyteller, Dominic Kelly. At the Lord Roberts pub, Broad St, Hockley, Nottingham, 8pm. Tickets £7 - contact Sophie direct for more info and to book tickets. More information at www.talesfromtwocities.co.uk.

28th Mar - Writing East Midlands Conference, Nottingham University, daytime.


APRIL

2nd Apr - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

3rd - 8th Apr - Raven Stones II project, Oxford.

9th - 17th Apr - Raven Stones II project, Derbyshire.

18th Apr - 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.

22nd Apr - Private Booking - adult storytelling for stroke patients, Derbyshire, 11am - 12noon.

22nd Apr - hosting / MC'g Tales from Two Cities, at Cromford Mills, Derbyshire, 7.30pm at the Gothic Wharf. It's our open mic night with stories, songs and poetry from the floor. Contact Sophie if you wish to tell a story. More information at www.talesfromtwocities.co.uk.

23rd - 30th Apr - Raven Stones II project, Derbyshire.

MAY

1st - 6th May - Raven Stones II, project, Derbyshire.

7th May - Private Booking, Holbrook, Derbshire, 2 - 4pm.

8th May - Private Booking, New Mills, Derbyshire, 4 - 7pm.

13th May - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

19th May - Private Booking, Derbyshire, daytime.

22nd - 24th May - Private Booking, Surrey.

27th May - hosting an evening of stories with the Soar Valley Storytellers at 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.


JUNE

1st - 5th Jun - HS Project, Derbyshire.

6th Jun - Derby Book Festival, storytelling yurt at the Market Square, Derby city centre, daytime.

8th - 12th Jun - HS Project, Derbyshire.

15th Jun - School Booking, Derbyshire.

16th Jun - School Booking, Derbyshire.

17th Jun - School Booking, Leicestershire.

19th Jun - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

20th Jun - 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.

24th Jun - Private Booking, 10 - 12 noon, Derby.

24th Jun - hosting / MC'g Tales from Two Cities Summer Soiree, 8pm. At the bell tent in Sophie's garden, Quarndon, Derbyshire, overlooking Allestree Park. It's our open mic night with stories, songs and poetry from the floor. Contact Sophie if you wish to tell a story. More information at www.talesfromtwocities.co.uk.

30th Jun - School Booking, Nottingham.

JULY

1st Jul - Private Booking - adult storytelling for stroke patients, Derbyshire, 11.30am - 12.30pm.

3rd Jul - BBC Radio Derby, c 8.10am Breakfast Show - comedy spot for Derby Comedy Festival, followed by Loud Mouths, 9 - 10am.

11th Jul - Edge Lit 4, QUAD, Derby, daytime.

19th Jul - Trentham Monkey Forest - monkey stories - storytelling in the Morrocan Tent, 10am - 6pm. Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, ST4 8AY.

22nd Jul - "Women in Love" - storytelling with Sophie Snell & Mel Bhavsar at Tales from Two Cities, 8pm. In the private lounge at Broadway Cinema, Broad St, Hockley, Nottingham, 8pm (ask at the ticket office for how to find the lounge. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

26th Jul - family storytelling at Conkers, Leicestershire for Wishes 4 Kids, 10am - 4pm.

29th Jul - Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire - family storytelling in the bell tent, 11am - 2pm (on the main lawn outside the castle).


AUGUST

6th Aug - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

8th Aug - Corporate Booking, Stoke, 1 - 4pm.

8th Aug - "Deep Within the Greenwood", shows 6.15pm and 7.45pm summer evening event at Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire. A series of storywalks leading to stories in the Bell Tent in the park, for all the family. For ticket details and to book time slots, contact Elvaston Castle.

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

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

SEPTEMBER

4th / 5th / 6th Sept - York Festival of Writing.

12th & 13th Sept - Major Oak Woodland Festival, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, 11am - 4pm each day. Hosting storytelling tent with various guest performers. Open spots are available - contact Sophie if you would like to tell a story or sing a song.

24th Sept - hosting Tales from Two Cities storytelling club, Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row West, Nottingham, NG1 2DH (just off the market square). 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com

26th Sept - private booking, evening.

OCTOBER

1st Oct - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

7th Oct - Private Booking - adult storytelling for stroke patients, Derbyshire, 11am - 12.30pm.

17th Oct - 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.

21st Oct - hosting Tales from Two Cities, storytelling club at the Voicebox, Forman St, Derby, DE1 1JQ, 8pm. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

26th Oct - storytelling at Crich Tramway Museum, Star Light week, show at 3.30pm.

27th Oct - storytelling at Crich Tramway Museum, Star Light week, show at 3,30pm.

28th Oct - storytelling at Crich Tramway Musuem, Star Light week, show at 3.30pm.

29th Oct - Halloween evening event, at the Gothic Hall, Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, 7pm (ticket details from Elvaston Castle, will post more when available). SOLD OUT.

30th Oct - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

30th Oct - Halloween Storywalk, Allestree Park, Derby for Quarndon Live & Local, 6pm for families - ticket details as below or click on Skiddle to buy tickets now.

30th Oct - Halloween Storywalk, Allestree Park, Derby for Quarndon Live & Local, 8 - 9.30pm for adults and children > 12yrs - ticket details as below or click on Skiddle to buy tickets now.

31st Oct - Halloween family storytelling at Ilkeston Town Hall, Derbyshire, 2 - 5pm.

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. Halloween costumes, warm clothing and sensible shoes all recommended. Bring your own lantern to add to the atmosphere!

Tickets £6 adults, £3 children (under 2's free) from Sophie or Rob on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com, or click on the Skiddle links below to buy tickets now. This event is always very popular and numbers are limited, so advanced booking recommended.

Skiddle link for 5pm Family walk HERE.
Skiddle link for 6.30pm Family walk HERE.
Skiddle link for 8pm Adult walk HERE.

NOVEMBER

3rd Nov - Private Booking, Home Education group, Derbyshire, 10am - 12 noon.

4th - 9th Nov - Raven Stones II project, Derbyshire.

10th Nov - National Civil War Centre, Newark, Lincolnshire - staff training, 10am - 4pm.

11th Nov - National Civil War Centre, Newark, Lincolnshire - staff training, 10am - 4pm.

12th Nov - Private Booking, Matlock, Derbyshire, 11.30am - 2pm.

13th - 25th Nov - Raven Stones II project, Derbyshire and Gloucestershire.

26th Nov - Northampton University, Early Years Writing Project, Teachers' Conference 11am. Seminar on storytelling in primary schools.

26th Nov - hosting Tales from Two Cities storytelling club, Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row West, Nottingham, NG1 2DH (just off the market square). 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

30th Nov - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.


DECEMBER

1st - 8th Dec - Raven Stones II project, Derbyshire and Gloucestershire.

16th Dec - hosting / MC'g Tales from Two Cities, storytelling club at the Voicebox, Forman St, Derby, DE1 1JQ, 7.30pm - a Christmas meal special, with open slots. Tickets £12 at the door, to include all food and drink (mulled wine for a voluntary donation), or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

23rd Dec - Morley Hayes Hotel & Country Club - "Star Princess" - a Christmas family storytelling event with afternoon tea. Story performance at 2pm, tea at 3pm. Book direct with the hotel at www.morleyhayes.com. or Tel 01332 780480. SOLD OUT.



(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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