Upcoming events below!

To book us please see here.


“Space for Storytelling

Date: December 13, 2023
Time: 18.30pm
Location: The Bridge St John Waterloo

Free (Crowdfunded) workshops guest-hosted by Niall Moorjani. Ticket here. “Queering Folk Tales”

Secret Storytelling: The Journey of Dr Dee

Date: December 16, 2023
Time: 6pm
Location: secret location E1

Join us in a secret corner of London and settle down in the dark for the enchanting, wild and completely true story of ancient necromancer Dr John Dee and his lost book of angels.

Spoiler: We have found it.

Expect tales of occult weirdness and magic, plus free chocolate.  Live music by Cunning Folk

Bring a candle in a jar and something to sit on, dress VERY warmly to best enjoy the romance of our stunning surroundings. >>  ticket here <<

Saturnalia at Atlantis

Date: December 19, 2023
Time: 7pm
Location: Atlantis Bookshop 49a Museum Street WC1A 1LY

Join Cunning Folk Music and Vanessa for music and storytelling at Atlantis Bookshop for a free celebration of the festival of Saturnalia. Free, just turn up.

“Space for Storytelling”

Date: January 10, 2024
Time: 18.30
Location: The bridge St John Waterloo SE1

Free (Crowdfunded) workshops hosted by Vanessa. Ticket here. Storytelling for Heritage with Dave Tonge.

“Dead After Dark” with The Royal Parks

Date: January 25, 2024
Time: 6pm
Location: St James Park (eact location on booking)

Take a deep breath in as you immerse yourself in the strange and chilling folklore tales of buried secrets and nightmarish hauntings in St. James’s Park. Storytelling walk with Vanessa Woolf. Link coming soon

Secret storytelling: Vampires at The Asylum Chapel

Date: January 28, 2024
Time: 3.30pm-5pm
Location: Asylum Chapel, Caroline Gardens SE15 2SQ

Start your 2024 with terror, blood and witchcraft in a ruined chapel. Join Vanessa and George among the flickering candles in magical surroundings for live storytelling and music. Come with your granny, your cousin, your worst enemy or your best friend for a fire and music-filled flight over the endless wild steppe in the company of Gogol’s all seeing horror, The Viy! Bring a candle in a jar and a warm blanket to best enjoy the cold and decaying grandeur of our stunning location. Original musical score played live by Cunning Folk. Please note, this story is extremely dark and not suitable for younger children.

£15 or £1 Ticket link (We offer a small number of £1 tickets for people in financial need, if that’s you, please claim one!)

Secret Storytelling: Witches in the Woods

Date: February 10, 2024
Time: 6pm
Location: Secret Location NW3

Join Vanessa and George in the dark, dark woods for storytelling and music all about witches. Dress very warmly, wear waterproof shoes, bring a candle in a jar and something to sit on. We might encounter gIant Squirrels, tree-beings, and souls set free from the pages of Malleus Maleficarum. Have courage!

£10 Ticket link here!

“Space for Storytelling”

Date: February 14, 2024
Time: 18.30pm
Location: The Bridge, St John Waterloo SE1

Free (Crowdfunded) workshops hosted by Vanessa or Niall Moorjani. Ticket here. Group show. Polished ten minute stories for an adult audience. if you want to participate as a storyteller, please email Vanessa. (Limited spaces for tellers.)

Stories of Women and the Past: International Women’s Day 2024

Date: March 8, 2024
Time: All day.
Location: Society of Antiquaries, in Burlington House (ALSO STREAMED LIVE)

A full day of reflections, information and ideas about women and how they explored the past, punctuated by four specially created stories.

“Four performances will interpret some of our research around some key women, such as Charlotte Stopes, themes, like folklore, and places, such as Hadrian’s Wall. These performances will be followed by talks from and with academics, heritage professionals and creative practitioners on how they engage with the past and women’s work in these areas. The day considers storytelling through books, re-enactments, costume and interpretation in heritage sites and museums. There will be presentations covering theatre and community, AI, the historic environment, museum displays, inclusive re-enactment and research-inspired art from Julia Pascal (Pascal Theatre Co.), Catherine Clarke (Institute of Historical Research), Jo Badger (historical costume-maker), Pamela Franklin (Caribbean Social Forum), Jennifer Wexler (English Heritage), Marie Basting (author), Emma Anderson and Bryony Renshaw (Silk Museum Macclesfield), Katy Drake and Kath van Uytrecht (Society of Antiquaries Artists-in-Residence). Amara Thornton and Katherine Harloe (Beyond Notability / Institute of Classical Studies) will facilitate discussion and reflect on the process needed to engage creatively with the stories and women found in the archives the team has examined.”

Free ticket. Link here.

Werewolves of London Full Moon Walk

Date: August 19, 2024
Time: 11.30pm
Location: Secret Location in Charing Cross, London WC2

Inspired by London’s midnight streets and the film “An American Werewolf
in London”… a night walk like no other! We will lead you on an
extraordinary tour under the supermoon around the West End, including locations from
the the 1980s classic film. Listen in to music, werewolf folklore,
local legends and stories from the making of the movie. Dress warmly, fur coats recommended. £15 (concs available).

Ticket Link here


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