January 22nd – Convoy to Greece with Hope and Aid Direct
February 4th – Hunting The Giant’s Daughter with Cambridge Storytellers at the Cambridge Junction
February 18th – Story gathering in Harlow with Essex Book Festival – Claim Your Space
February 18th – And evening of Love Stories with Cambridge Storytellers
March 1st – Launch of Essex Book Festival at the University of Essex
March 8th – Celebrating women’s day in Harlow at the Civic Centre
March 14th – Storyround at The Blue Moon with Cambridge Storytellers
March 18th – Meet Your Neighbour in Harlow with Essex Book Festival The festival will run from the 1st to the 31st March and I will be doing various events. More details to follow.
March 21st – NewRoz, story from The Shanameh with Cambridge Storytellers
March 31st – Grand Finale of the Essex Book Festival
April 5th/6th/7th – Storytelling at the Essex Radical Writing Retreat
April 11th – Storyround at The Blue Moon with Cambridge Storytellers
April 22nd to May 14th – Storytelling in Crete with Friends of Amari
June 6th – Storytelling at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre about refugees.
June 13th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers
June 13th – Storytelling with the forest school at Shirley School, Cambridge
June 14th – Storytelling with the forest school at Shirley School, Cambridge
June 17th – True Life Stories at the Stir Cafe in Cambridge
June 19th – Storytelling at teacher conference around Schools of Sanctuary as part of Refugee week.
June 20th – Storytelling at the St Ethelburga’s, Centre for reconciliation and peace, in London as part of refugee week. This is a performance put together with colleagues from the International School of Storytelling in Sussex.
June 22nd – Storytelling with the forest school at Shirley School, Cambridge
June 23rd – Storytelling workshops with young people around refugee stories as part of refugee week. Sawtry Village Academy are part of the schools of sanctuary initiative and ARU have kindly given us space to be able to do the workshops.
June 27th – Fabulous stories from Barry and Sarah together with Cambridge Storytellers
July 22nd/23rd – Storytelling at Jimmy’s Farm in Suffolk to raise awareness of refugee stories.
September 9th – Storytelling at Mill Road September Feast Day, Cambridge
September 12th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers at the Blue Moon pub, Cambridge.
October 10th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers at the Blue Moon pub, Cambridge.
October 19th – The 7th Annual Cambridge Contest of Liars, come and tell a few porkies at The Junction, Cambridge.
November 14th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers at the Blue Moon pub, Cambridge.
December 2nd – Storytelling at Mill Road Winter Fair, Cambridge
January 6th – Media launch for the Essex Book Festival arriving at our Essex doorsteps in March.
January 9th – An evening of sharing refugee stories – ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ – at The International School of Storytelling in Forest Row in Sussex.
January 10th to the 16th – A week with Ashley Ramsden devising a performance of refugee stories.
January 18th – An assembly with the children of St. Matthew’s Primary School in Cambridge to talk about where their fabulous fundraising for refugee money has been spent.
January 27th – An evening of sharing refugee stories at The Empress Pub, Cambridge.
February 3rd – Book talk at Huddersfield Literary Festival
February 7th – Sharing of refugee stories at Elda Abrahamon opening art exhibition.
February 8th – Talking with young people around refugees at Woodcraft in Cambridge.
February 10th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Three Minute Tales
February 14th – Book talk at Purbeck Literary Festival
February 21st – Talk about refugees at St Colomba’s Church in Cambridge
February 23rd – Talk about refugees with year 10 students at Parkside College Cambridge
February 26th – Coffee, cake and conversation with Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign on fostering unaccompanied minors.
March 1st – Live chat on BBC Radio Essex
March 2nd – An evening of refugee stories at Tales from the Undercroft in Norwich
March 7th – A reading at Women and Words in Norwich. Winning entries from the recent Women and Words competition being read out and I am lucky enough to be one of them.
March 8th – A talk about refugees with the 6th form students at Friends School in Saffron Walden
March 9th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Celtic Tales
March 14th – Talk at the screening of ‘Hora Chilena’ at Clare College in Cambridge
March 15th – Talk on refugees at the Stand Up For Diversity event at the University of Essex, Colchester.
March 19th to 21st – Events with Essex Book Festival on the theme of ‘Home’
March 26th to 4th April – Talks on refugees in schools and various venues in Holland and Brussels. Venues, times and more details to follow.
April 13th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Stand and Deliver!
April 15th – Fundraising afternoon and evening at the Guildhall in Cambridge.
April 16th – Talk at the Quaker Friends house in Cambridge.
April 27th – An evening of refugee stories with Cambridge Storytellers
May 4th – Interview with Cambridge TV
May 11th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Personal Stories
May 20th –With Jeremy Sallis on BBC Radio Cambridge
May 25th – Peer Group storytelling with Cambridge Storytellers
May 26th – Talking with New Routes at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival
May 27th – Conference around refugee issues at the University of East Anglia
May 28th – Talk at Sawston refugee information evening
June 8th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Midsummer Tales
June 20th to June 24th – Celebrating refugee week in Norwich. Details of events to follow
June 24th – Interview with Lenny The Lounge Lizard on radio in Manchester
July 1st – Storytelling at Milton Road Primary School, Cambridge.
July 5th – Workshop with Right To Remain
July 7th to 10th – The Play About Calais at Cambridge Hotbed Theatre Festival – 4 evenings of progressive plays about Calais.
July 9th and 10th – Storytelling at Ely Folk Festival
July 13th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Nautical Stories
July 16th – Biennial Conference event at Gates Cambridge talking about Migration in the 21st Century
July 19th – Workshop with Right to Remain
July 22nd to 24th – Storytelling at East Anglian Storytelling Festival I will be doing a performance of refugee stories on Friday 22nd July at 9pm
July 28th – Storytelling at the Key Theatre, Peterborough
August 11th – Storytelling at the Key Theatre, Peterborough
August 19th to 21st – Storytelling at Emerson College Sussex
September 3rd – Storytelling at Stourbridge Fair in Cambridge
September 7th – A talk at Stand Up For Diversity at The Hub in Chelmsford
September 8th – Storytelling with Camsight, Cambridge
September 12th – Storytelling with Camsight, Burwell
September 14th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers
September 15th – Storytelling with Camsight, Sawston
September 25th – Storytelling at Cambridge River Festival
September 27th – Sharing refugee stories in Swavesey
October 8th – Fire In The North Sky at the Junction, Cambridge with Cambridge Storytellers.
October 8th – Sharing refugee stories at Amnesty Conference
October 12th – Storytelling with Camsight, Girton
October 12th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers
October 24th – Tuup – Stories from the Rainforest with Cambridge Storytellers, celebrating Black History Month in Cambridge
November 7th – Storytelling with Camsight
November 9th – The Saragossa Manuscript by Micheal Dacre with Cambridge Storytellers
November 23rd – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers
December 12th and 13th – Recording TED Talks in Antwerp
January 8th – With Sue Dougan at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in the Chat Room.
January 9th – Filming at the Royal College of Arts with Red Bee Media to make an advert for the BBC and to be able to trumpet the great delights of Radio 4.
30th January – Cambridge Storytellers hosting the captivating Ben Haggarty at The Junction, Cambridge.
14th February – Boobiebellion event in Saffron Walden. Breast Cancer awareness
18th February – Story Round at CB2 Cafe, Cambridge with Cambridge Storytellers
25th February – Story evening with Cambridge Storytellers
10th March – With Sue Dougan at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in the Chat Room.
29th March – Storytelling picnic at The Old School House, Dorset with Amabel Clarke
8th April – With Sue Dougan at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in the Chat Room.
15th April – Story evening with Cambridge Storytellers
18th April – Telling Stories event at SJE Arts
28th April – Stratford Literary Festival
15th May – St Ives Literature Festival
16th May – Radio 4 Saturday Live
20th May – Cambridge Storytellers An evening with Robin Hood and Friends. Come and listen to stories from the Greenwood at CB2 Cafe Cambridge in the basement. £8/6 entrance or free with Cambridge Storytellers membership of just £25 a year. What a bargain!
2nd June – Launch of book ‘No Wonder We’re All Mad’ by the Difference Press
8th June – Spark London Hackney
13th June – Book Festival at The Bookshop in East Grinstead, Sussex
17th June – Story evening with Cambridge Storytellers
19th to 21st June – Storytelling at the Cambridge Literary Fringe Festival
25th June – BBC True Stories Pilot Show Spark London Exmouth Market, London
5th July – Competition to find the Bard of Suffolk (fingers crossed!), at the Suffolk Eisteddford
24th to 27th July – Storytelling at the East Anglian Storytelling Festival in Ipswich
5th September – Storytelling at Stourbridge Fair, Cambridge
12th September – Wise Words Literary Festival in Canterbury, Kent
20th September – Storytellling at Refugee Aid Fair, 9 Rochester Gardens, London NW1 9SD – 11am onwards.
10th October – Charmouth Literary Festival Dorset
11th October – Ryedale Book Festival
15th to 18th October – Isle of Wight Literary Festival
21st October – Wolds Words Festival in Lincolnshire. The festival is on from the 21st to 25th October.
31st October – Kilburn Literary Festival in London.
2nd November – Talk about refugees at the Cambridge Stand Up To Racism
27th November – Storytelling with Cambridge Storytellers
4th December – Storytelling about refugees at the Friends Meeting House in Cambridge