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(page last updated Wednesday, January 1, 2014)

Mike says: "Please remember that most of the storytelling I do is for schools, hospitals, prisons or private functions that won't feature on this page, however there are also some public performances you might like to attend..... here are some of the ones coming up in the near future"...

December 2012

1st December, Milestones, Basingstoke. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/milestones/

15th December, FB Music and Media http://www.fbview.co.uk/winterproject.html

November 2012

1st November, Totton Library http://www3.hants.gov.uk/library/totton-library.htm

2nd November, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Horndean http://www3.hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm

24th November, Milestones, Basingstoke. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/milestones/

October 2012

9th October, Guesthouse Storytellers, Newhaven http://www.escis.org.uk/Entry/View/The_GuestHouse_Storytellers/41248

13th &14th October, Octoberfest, Milestones, Basingstoke http://www.hantsmustrust.org/octoberfest

21st October, The Story Lounge, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/wdc/

29th & 30th October, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Horndean http://www3.hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm

31st October, Halloween Storytelling, Half Moon Common, New Forest (National Trust) http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/new-forest-northern-commons/

September 2012

22nd September, New Forest Festival, Brockenhurst College. http://newforestfestival.co.uk/

August 2012

9th & 10th August, Lepe Beach Country Park


22nd August, Highcliffe Castle, Sting in the Tale Festival


July 2012

8th July, Woodland Fair, Blackwater Valley Reserve


Overton Sheep Fair. Weekend of 14 and 15th July, 2012


20th July, Castle Inn, Newport, Isle of Wight


21st July, book signing, Waterstones, Newport, Isle of Wight


June 2012

6th June, Staunton Country Park


7th June, Willis Museum, Basingstoke


8th June, Aldershot Museum


10th June, Priorís Court Open Day, near Newbury


14th June, The Parrot Pub, Canterbury


30th June, Tools for Self Reliance Open Day, Netley Marsh


May 2012

26th May, Colden Common Green Fair

20th May, Bishops Waltham Festival

13th May, The Story Lounge, Winchester

12th May, Chineham Library, Basingstoke

7th May, Little Woodham

April 2012

2nd - 10th April. Mike will "be" Charles Dickens in nine Portsmouth Libraries. Details to follow. http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/learning/1017.html

Dickens storytelling: Part of the Dickens 2012 celebrations. Join storyteller Michael O'Leary for Dickensian delights, distresses, dalliances and dark dealings............

Monday 2 April at Beddow Library, 10.30am, at Alderman Lacey Library, 2pm

Tuesday 3 April at Central Library, 10.30am, at Southsea Library, 2pm

Wednesday 4 April at Paulsgrove Library, 10.30am at Portsea Library, 2pm

Thursday 5 April at North End Library, 10.30am

Tuesday 10 April at Carnegie Library, 10.30am, at Cosham Library, 2pm

Free to attend. For further information please email libraries@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

13th April. Storytelling at Gosport Discovery Centre


19th April. More Charles Dickens in Brent Libraries, London. Details to follow.


28th April. Back to beautiful Buriton chalk pits.


March 2012

10th March. Back to one of my favourite places. Open day at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth

" I love this place - old analogue equipment inherited from Greenwich; run by enthusiastic volunteers. Last year sixth form students were carrying out science experiments that children could take part in. I'm looking forward to telling tales here again. Star stories."


30th March. "Valley of the Kentish Men" at the Storytelling Club, Deal.


February 2012

15th Feb. Good to be back at Staunton Country Park:


18th Feb. Telling tales and ducking my head at the Medieval Siege Societies conference in glorious Welwyn Garden City


January 2012

BBC Stargazing LIVE

17 January 2012, 17:00 to 22:00, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, Run by: the BBC, An exciting evening of stargazing at the Spinnaker Tower with guided talks, family activites and telescopes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and for an alternative view (with apologies to D:Ream's Professor Brian Cox) here.






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