may ask....."What about Mikes (590+) previous engagements
before he went "webwise"?
You will need Adobe Acrobat to read them so
get Adobe Acrobat Reader
here for free!
Cuttings Scrapbook by year..2008
2007 | 2006
HERE ARE PAST EVENTS that were actually featured
on the website, this might give you ideas!.....
....even for your wedding reception, the webmaster was honoured
to employ Mike along with the
bride and grooms teddies to appear at his wedding
reception , Mike is shown on the left in his only
suit? with Snowball in tow!
NOVEMBER 2006 | Top
Sunday 5 November, 3 - 5 pm Remember, remember!
Pre - Bonfire afternoon storytelling. DARK NIGHTS, DARK TALES
Gates will open at 2:15pm and the performance will
begin promptly at 3pm. The performance, including the interval,
lasts about two hours. Limited parking is available at Cranborne
Middle School, otherwise please use the road leading to the school.
Access: Having parked, pedestrian access to the Centre is up the
gravel track to the left of the school. This part of the route
has no lighting so you may wish to bring a torch. Seating: The
seats are wooden so we would suggest you bring a comfortable cushion!
The building can be quite cold so do wrap up warmly and bring
a blanket! Interval: Hot drinks will be offered free of charge
at the interval. Safety on site: Coloured lights will direct you
once you are on site. This is a working site and adults must ensure
that children do not run around or climb on any of the buildings.
No smoking or dogs are allowed on site.
OCTOBER 2006 | Top
Oct 23, 24 & 26 October. Halloween storytelling
at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Horndean. . Halloween session
at Snelsmore Common, Newbury for the Thatcham Nature Discovery
23, 24 & 26 October. Halloween storytelling at
Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Horndean. http://www.hants.gov.uk/qecp/
25th and 27th October. Royal Marines Museum, Southsea.
October 31st, 2006.
1) Halloween storytelling at the Westgate, Winchester
- in the afternoon.
SEPTEMBER 2006 | Top
September 16th and 17th, 2006 Stour Valley Festival,
AUGUST 2006 | Top
2nd August. Family Stories on a Summer's Eve. Blackwater
Arboretum, New Forest. 7.30 - 9.00 PM [more
Mike with his story box, will be visiting the Verwood
Heathland Heritage Centre on Friday the 25th of August, to present
"Tales at the Pottery" as part of the "Sting in
the Tale" festival of Stories.
The "Sting in the Tale" (SITT) is an East Dorset Community
Event sponsored by East
Dorset District Council
29th August. "Out
to Lunch", Portsmouth City Museum.
22 & 23 August. Family storytelling at The Russell-Cotes
Museum, Bournemouth. http://www.russell-cotes.bournemouth.gov.uk/index.htm
JULY 2006 | Top
JUNE 2006 | Top
20th June. Some of the students that Mike worked
with at Treloars College in Alton are performing in a play at
the Maltings Theatre in Farnham. The play is called "Perception",
and they are using storytelling as the core theme.
List of Open performances
Friday 9 June
7.30pm Florence Treloar Hall, Treloar College, Holybourne.
Tuesday 13 June
7.30pm Phoenix Theatre, Bordon.
Tuesday 20 June
1.00pm South Wing, Farnham Maltings, Farnham.
29th June. The students will also be performing
"Perception" (with Mike) at Peter Symonds College, Winchester.
MAY 2006 | Top
7th May. Family storytelling at Grange Farm, Rowner,
(search for "May" and "Grange Farm"). Part
of "Wildlife Gardening and Mammal Day" 1pm - 4pm At
Grange Farm, Rowner. Stalls, displays and advice on how to make
your garden more wildlife friendly. Contact: Fred Gibson - Gosport
Borough Council, Grange Farm, Rowner 023 9258 8666
17th May. Picnic in the Park, Milton Park, Portsmouth.
Saturday 27th May. Sure Start Family Funday at
John's Primary School, Castle Way, Southampton.
APRIL 2006 | Top
February - March, 2006
is unable to take any more bookings in January, February and March*
From April onwards Mike is taking bookings as usual.
During January, February and March Mike is storyteller in residence
at Treloar College in Alton, Hampshire. ( ww.treloar.org.uk
) Treloar College is a stimulating and exiting college for physically
disabled young people. *
*Mike is still able to honour existing
bookings during those three months.
On the 3rd and 4th February, 2006
Mike is celebrating storytelling week by telling
stories at the Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre ( www.greenlink-berkshire.org.uk/Thatcham_NDC.htm
) in Berkshire. On the 3rd Mike will be leading storytelling workshops
for local schools; if any schools are interested please email
On the 4th Mike will be telling stories for families.
For the rest of the week Mike will be storyteller in residence
College in Alton.
There's a strange link between Thatcham Nature
Discovery Centre and the legend of a mysterious beast that haunts
Balbirnie Forest in Fife, Scotland. Lisa Ford, who is a ranger
at Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre, and who comes from Fife,
has a large St. Bernard dog called, believe it or not, Bernard.
He is responsible for the legend, or at least a lot of recent
fuss about the legend. Have a look at http://
www.glenrothesspoon.com It is great to have met the dog who
started a story!
February 13th, 15th and 25th, 2006.
Marines Museum, Southsea: Storytelling with a Textile Theme!
February 14th 2006
February 16th and 17th, 2006
January 2006 | Top
Mike is unable to take any more bookings in January,
February and March* 2006.
For pre Summer 2003 stuff, you can take a look at the newspaper
cuttings for some of the press coverage Mike has acrued in the past,
that is of course if you are a Luddite
who uses Adobe Acrobat. ( I believe both Mike & I prefer the
Rioters to the Luddites as they had far better dress sense - engraving
left from the Illustrated London News. 1843 )