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Mike has been a very busy Storyteller so please click on a link to see what he has been up to of late ......

Past Events: 2014/2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2003/4

PAST EVENTS:2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 & 2003 | Forthcoming Events

November 2008

12 November, Storytelling, tips and tools for the classroom. Mike's workshop on how storytelling can become a central part of classroom practice. A motivational training day organised by The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts at Stansted Park, Hampshire, PO9 6DX.

see: here for more info if you would like to attend

October 2008

Apple Day at the Hermitage Wildlife Garden, Gosport. Sunday 12th October. http://www.hermitage-wildlife-garden.org.uk/page2.html

Friday 24th October. Fareham Library. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/library/library-finder/fareham-library.htm

Sunday 26th October. Pumpkin Fair, Grange Farm, Gosport.

27th - 31st October, 2008. Halloween Storytelling at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

Halloween storytelling at the Westgate, Winchester (31st October). http://www.winchester.gov.uk/NewsArticle.asp?id=SX9452-A7839381

September 2008

**September 19th every year is International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Sun 20th September**. Piratical** storytelling at Itchen Valley Country Park, near Southampton. (** as in"Avast there me hearties!!!") http://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/ebc-1477

Mike will be at the Newbury Show again, telling stories for the BBC RaW campaign, on Sunday 21st September. http://www.bbc.co.uk/raw/

Portsmouth Central Library, Saturday 27th September. http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/learning/1028.html

Mike will be telling stories for the West End Children's Centre, Aldershot at various venues throughout Aldershot, on September 7th. http://www.hantsfish.org.uk/hantsfish/searchhantsfish/servicedetail.htm?id=4937

Sat 6th September. Hilmarton Medieval Fair, Wiltshire.

August 2008

Tuesday 19th August. Storytelling at the Alice Holt Woodlands near Farnham. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/recreation.nsf/LUWebDocsByKey/EnglandSurreyAliceHoltForest

Mon 25th August; Walford Mill Craft Centre, Wimborne, Dorset. http://www.walfordmillcrafts.co.uk/

Thurs 28th August - Sunday 31st August. Storytelling for the BBC RaW Campaign at the Bournemouth Air Show. http://www.bbc.co.uk/raw/

July 2008

4th July. Come along to the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester (http://www.msim.org.uk/ ) to hear Mike tell stories to a thousand guides, as part of the celebrations for the Greater Manchester West Guides. (rescheduled from June)

Sat. 12th July; Warminghurst Church, Sussex. This booking, with local legends and folklore is for the Churches Conservation Trust. See http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/ and http://warminghurst.org.uk/

Sun 13th July; Bishops Waltham Festival. http://www.bishopswalthamfestival.com/

19th and 20th July, 2008 Overton Sheep Fair. Check out Mikes in the article about the Overton Regency Sheep Fair here

Mike will be telling stories for the West End Children's Centre, Aldershot at various venues throughout Aldershot, on July 25th http://www.hantsfish.org.uk/hantsfish/searchhantsfish/servicedetail.htm?id=4937

June 2008

Mike will be telling stories for the West End Children's Centre, Aldershot at various venues throughout Aldershot, on June 14th http://www.hantsfish.org.uk/hantsfish/searchhantsfish/servicedetail.htm?id=4937

May 2008

Saturday 17th May. Storytelling for the BBC RaW ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/raw/ ) campaign at Newbury Races. Please see http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/content/articles/2007/08/22/raw_racing_feature.shtml for details of the last time Mike was at the races (even the jockeys came to listen!)

Sunday 18th May. Catherington Lith Fair, Horndean

April 2008

Sunday 6th April. As part of the 2008 Society for Storytelling Gathering at Exeter (4 - 6 April), Mike will be running a workshop based around his storytelling residency at an infant school. http://www.fairbruk.demon.co.uk/SfS/menucontent.html

Friday 11th April. Titanic storytelling at Southampton Maritime Museum. http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/museum_gfx_en/SE000279.html

Sunday 27th April. Festival of Spring, Grange Farm, Gosport. http://www.gosport.gov.uk/sections/your-council/council-services/leisure--amenities/countryside

March 2008

Saturday 15th March. Gosport Discovery Centre. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/gdc/gdc-events-detail.htm?id=19894

February 2008

18th Feb, 2008 Fordingbridge Library. 20th Feb, 2008 Elson and Bridgemary Libraries, Gosport. and These half term library performances are all for Hampshire County Council's Hog the Limelight. PDF


You 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 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996

.......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!



NOTE: 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 Rebecca Rioters to the Luddites as they had far better dress sense - engraving left from the Illustrated London News. 1843 )


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What the Papers Said......Find out for yourself!

“Children take off their shoes and gather on the silk to be transported into a land of hobgoblins and genies, Old Nan or Green-fingered Jenny. This group were soon spirited away.”

Alton Gazette and Advertiser

“Accompanying his words with the haunting lilt of wooden pipes, there was at one point a distinct resemblance to Hamelin’s Pied Piper.”

Hampshire Chronicle

“Many of Michael’s tales may have their roots obscured by the mists of time but they are very relevant to the modern day.”

Southern Evening Echo

.....Find out for yourself!

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