Space For Storytelling

(updated) We did it! Thank you to everyone who donated to our SECOND crowdfunder, you are amazing.

The project is happening at The Bridge Waterloo, St John Waterloo, on the second Wednesday of every month at 6.30pm starting on 13th September 2023. Tickets are available. All workshops, performances and masterclasses are free to access.

You are welcome to join us! (all details below)

The Space for Storytelling project aims to grow and nurture the storytelling scene in London.

We are disability-positive and have fully accessible toilets and a lift.

The Bridge is a non-denominational space which is separate from the church.


Sept 13th 2023 Open mic stories and introduction. You are welcome to tell a short story with us! (or just listen)

Oct 11th Sally Pomme Clayton: Masterclass & show. All welcome!

Nov 8th 3 x 15 minute Work in Progress shows & chat/ Q&A -all welcome!

Dec 13th Queering Folk Tales (Niall Moorjani) Queer folks only.

Jan 10th 2024 An introduction to storytelling for Heritage & museums (Dave Tonge) all welcome!

Feb 14th Group storytelling for adults. Showcase our work. Listeners welcome too.

March 13th 1 hour work-in-progress show & chat/ Q&A All welcome!

April 10th Discover your VOICE. An introductory workshop. (Giles Abbott) All welcome!

May 8th An intoroduction to business & marketing for storytellers (Vanessa Woolf) all welcome!

June 12th Your Mind Matters – mental health & wellbeing for storytellers Don’t let stress become a major part of your personal story. This workshop will look at mental health awareness & wellbeing strategies to help you become (and remain) the best storyteller you can be. (Emma Charlton) all welcome

July 10th Music and Storytelling (George Hoyle) all welcome. You do not need to be a musician.

Aug 14th Penny Pepper: Story Masterclass and workshop for people with disabilities. All Non-disabled folk welcome too!

If you would like to be kept updated about performances, events and opportunities which arise, please sign up to this mailing list:

(Note: Alongside the workshops, we also run a year-long Storyteller Apprentice scheme. Six ‘apprentices’ are being supported and challenged by professional mentors alongside performance and professional job-shadowing opportunities. This scheme is now closed to applicants.)

Here’s to our project!

Love, Vanessa

Photos below show our fundraiser event on 3rd May 2023 “Tales by Candlelight” with special guest Debs Newbold

Debs was phenomonal.

Meet some of the storytellers and story listeners who made the event possible:

3 thoughts on “Space For Storytelling”

    • Hello and thanks for your message. In general we will not be recording the sessions however as the 14th is a performance showcase, we might consider it with the persmission of the storytellers!


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