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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 ......

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October 2009

Saturday 10th October. Cranborne Chase Woodland Fair. http://www.woodfair.org.uk/

Sunday 11th October. Mike back to his old favourite, Grange Farm, Gosport. http://www.gosport.gov.uk/sections/your-council/council-services/leisure--amenities/countryside/

Monday 26th Oct - Weds 28th Oct. Manor Farm and Countryside park, near Botley. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manor_Farm_Country_Park

Thursday and Friday 29th and 30th Oct. Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean - another old friend. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/hampshire-countryside/qecp/whatson-qecp.htm?search=undefined&startDate=2009-09-09&endDate=2099-12-31&location =0&venue= 74&categories=0&themes= 0&text=&show=15&start=61

Saturday 31st October. Another old favourite; Halloween storytelling at the Westgate Winchester. http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/hampshire/winchester/westgate.htm

Halloween Horrors at the Westgate Museum


Go along to the ancient Westgate Museum on Halloween for a spooky, spine-tingling storytelling session. On Saturday 31 October, Mike O'Leary will be recounting ghostly goings-on and bringing tales of horror to life.

The sessions at 4.30pm and 5.30pm are ideal for school aged children and their parents, but places are limited so pre-booking is essential. The event is free, but you need to book in advance by ringing the museum on 0196.... All children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Each story telling session starts from outside, before heading up the stone steps to the upper chamber and then onto the roof.

Sher Kent, Winchester City Council's Museums Service Manager, said: "Halloween Horrors in the Westgate is part of our year-round family events programme in the city's museums. These story telling sessions are very popular and because of space we have to limit numbers to 15 children at each session. Please don't be disappointed - book your place now! If you would like to get into the Halloween spirit, why not come dressed in your creepiest costumes?"

Cllr Patricia Stallard, Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Culture, Culture and Sport, added: "It is great to see the Westgate's unique historic atmosphere being used to such good effect. This is the latest in an ever-expanding repertoire of enjoyable family events in our museums designed to introduce new audiences to the history of our district."

September 2009

Saturday 19th September. Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham. Open Day. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/ashcroft

Saturday 26th September - storytelling for little people. Patch Children's Centre, Totton. http://www.hantsfish.org.uk/hantsfish/searchhantsfish/servicedetail.htm?id=26227

Sunday 27th September. Calling all Beavers. Storytelling at the Beavers fun day in Braggers Wood, New Forest.


August 2009

Mon and Tues 3rd & 4th August. Lepe Country Park http://www3.hants.gov.uk/hampshire-countryside/lepe/lepe-eventdetails?id=55818

Thursday 6th August. Alice Holt Forest. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/

Fri 7th August. Portsmouth Libraries - more details to follow.

July 2009

Sunday 5th July. Newbury Carnival. http://newburycarnival.co.uk/

Sunday 12th July. Winchester Discovery Centre. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/wdc.htm

Friday 24th July. Portsmouth Libraries - see Mike on the big screen in Guildhall Square!

Storytelling with Mike O’Leary: Saturday 25th July - Venue: Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre. Southampton SO14 7LP

Times: DROP–IN between 11.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm FREE
Southampton City Libraries present "Storytelling with Mike O’Leary" at Southampton City Art Gallery.

Join Mike O’Leary the Hagstone Storyteller as he brings to life stories and legends from Southampton’s past using his story box, musical instruments and materials from the Museums’ collections. Hear the tales, handle the treasures, dress up, join in and be part of the story!

June 2009

Sunday 14th June. Winchester Discovery Centre. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/wdc.htm

Saturday 27th June. Milton Park, Portsmouth. http://www.welcometoportsmouth.co.uk/

Sunday 28th June. Ashurst Pre-School Funday. http://www.hantsfish.org.uk/hantsfish/searchhantsfish/servicedetail.htm?id=22657

May 2009

Sunday 17th May. Catherington Lith Fair, Horndean. http://www.thelocalchannel.co.uk/

Sunday 24th May. Stansted Park http://www.stanstedpark.co.uk/Events/tabid/59/Default.aspx

April 2009

Friday 24th April. Storytelling at The Big Sleepout at Madjeski Stadium, Reading. In aid of The Reading Single Homeless Project. http://www.rshp.co.uk/Resources/BSO%2009%20Poster.pdf

March 2009

Thursday 19th March. Early Years Storytelling at The Park Children's Centre, Aldershot. http://www.parkchildrenscentre.co.uk/

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