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"...
Check out Mikes most recent events
on his Facebook timeline here
Monday 20th February. Half term family storytelling at Bridge
Street, Pavilion, Overton.
31 October at 19:30–21:00. October Books, 243 Portswood Road,
SO17 2NG Southampton. Michael O'Leary, Hagstone Storyteller and
local author aims to scare. Aimed at adults, these stories are
not for those who are easily frightened. Halloween isn't just
Michael O'Leary is an experienced story teller and performer
who uses instruments and sound to draw you into his local tales.
As well as performing, Michael O'Leary is also an author having
writen 'Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Ghost Tales,' 'Hampshire
and the Isle of Wight Folk Tales' and 'Hampshire Folk Tales for
Children.' Books will be available for sale at the event and Michael
will be happy to sign your copy after scaring you silly!
Tickets are £5 per adult, or £3 for low waged/ unwaged.
Pop into October Books to buy a ticket, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
with Hampshire Halloween in the subject line. Just tell us your
name and how many tickets you require and which type.
28th October Hortus Loci, Hound Green, Near Hook, Hampshire.
. Come and join us for some spooky story telling, mulled Cider
(soft drinks available) and scrumptious "haute" dogs.
Tuesday July 22nd. Combined Arts A SUMMER EVENING IN SUSSEX
Oving Village Hall 7.15 - 9.30 pm. Storyteller and author Michael
O’Leary with folk tales of Sussex and a Sussex Folk Group and
dancer will entertain. There will also be a light summer supper.
Tuesday 8th July. Storytelling with the crew of Newhaven life
boat, Newhaven. Courtesy of Guesthouse Storytellers.
Saturday 21st June. Langfords Fete, Steeple Langford, Wiltshire.
Details to follow - but this area, in the Wylie valley, in the
shadow of Grovely Wood, is rich in folklore, and one of Mike’s
favourite parts of the world!
Saturday June 14th. Ejector Seat Festival. The Art House, Southampton.
Sunday 8th December. . 2013 Storytelling for Southampton Woodcraft
Folk, at the Rope Walk Gardens.
Tuesday 10th December. . 2013 Storytelling with the New Forest
Community Choir, and Milford Mummers, at St. Peter's Church, Ashley,
Saturday 2nd November. . 2013 Storytelling at the grand opening
of the refurbished village duck pond at Upham, plus the launch
of Upham Duck House.
7:30pm Saturday 23 Nov 2013 Pamber Heath Memorial Hall http://www3.hants.gov.uk/hog-eventdetails?id=191183
One of Hampshire's most popular storytellers, Michael O'Leary
has his own unique brand of tales and music. Captivating both
adults and children alike, Mike shares his wonderful collection
of stories from originating from Hampshire and further afield.
Three community choirs, 'One Root' Drummers, storyteller Mike
O'Leary and a debut performance of 'Waterpump' by musical directors
Jeremy Avis and Fiona Funnell.
Cranborne Community Choir, New Forest Community Choir and The
Big Splash Choir sing spine-tingling, foot-stomping a capella
harmonies. Come dance to the drumming, be enchanted by the story
and dig deep into your pockets to help build a waterpump. http://www.turnersims.co.uk/events/the-big-splash-community-choir/
Thursday 26th September. . 2013 Steyning Bookshop. The launch
of Mike's Sussex Folktales book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sussex-Folk-Tales-Michael-OLeary/dp/0752474693
with musician and illustrator, Su Eaton. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Steyning-Bookshop/136173319830164
Installation artist and photographer Nadia Calipa saw, with
her mind’s eye, a firebird. Mike O’Leary, being a storyteller,
stole the image and followed it into a story.
He found himself in a deep, dark wood where the birds didn’t
sing, and a werewolf lurked.
Help Red Riding Hood and a poor old storyteller follow fire
and darkness from the gift of Prometheus,to the burning of a firebird.
Words, music, fire and startling constructions.