Sophie Snell storyteller
Sophie Snell, professional storyteller for adults and children

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Joe Wileman Performer Photography Project

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Dragon tales for children

Dragon Tales

National Storytelling Week
27th Jan - 3rd February 2018

World Book Day
Thurs 1st March 2018


Private booking, 70th birthday party,
Derbyshire, Xmas 2013,
a family gathering for storytelling
by the fire in a yurt...


Forthcoming Events 2018


Mon 1st - Tues 9th Jan - Editing.

Wed 10th Jan - School Booking, Derbyshire.

Thurs 11th - Wed 17th Jan - Editing.

Thurs 18th Jan - School Booking, Derbyshire.

Fri 19th - Wed 24th Jan - Editing.

Thurs 25th Jan - Spooky Tales for adults, 7pm Wirksworth Library, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

Fri 26th Jan - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, 9 - 10am.

Mon 29th Jan - BBC Radio Derby, talking about National Storytelling Week, 11.15am, Sally Pepper show.


Mon 5th Feb - School Booking, Derby.

Tues 6th Feb - Speaker for City of Derby Retired Teachers Association, 9.45am.

Sat 8th Feb - Buxton Brownies, storytelling, 5.30pm, Derbyshire.

Tues 13th Feb - Derbyshire Stroke Unit, storytelling and songs, 2pm.

Wed 14th - Tues 27th Feb - Editing.

Wed 28th Feb - Nursery storytelling, 10.30am, Belper, Derbyshire.


Thurs 1st Mar - School Booking, Derby.

Fri 2nd Mar - School Booking, Stoke, Staffordshire.

Tues 6th Mar - Speaker for Ripley Tuesday Club, 2pm, Derbyshire.

Mon 8th Mar - Helping at book launch for Roz Watkins' The Devil's Dice, Waterstones, Derby, 6.30pm.

Fri 9th Mar - The Hand of Glory, launch of new storytelling show, 7.30pm at Century Theatre, Coalville, Leicestershire. Part of Coalville Writes Festival.

Thurs 15th Mar - School Booking, Stoke, Staffordshire.

Fri 16th Mar - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, 9 - 10am.

Sat 17th Mar - Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Family storytelling, 2 shows at 10.30am and 2.15pm.

Sun 18th - Tues 20th Mar - Working in Oxford.

Wed 21st - Thurs 22nd Mar -
Meetings in London.


Sun 1st - Tues 10th Apr - Writing Project

Wed & Thurs 11th & 12th Apr - School Booking, Derbyshire.

Sun - Tues 15th - 17th Apr - Working in Oxford.

Wed 18th Apr - Speaking at Trent College, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, 6.30pm. Also judging school writing competition.

Fri 20th Apr - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, 9 - 10am.

Mon 30th Apr - Speaker for Callow Women's Club, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.


Thurs 10th May - Corporate Booking, Burton on Trent, daytime.

Thurs 10th May - Storytelling, 7.30pm, at Wellspring Church, Wood St, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

Wed - Sat 16th - 19th May - Working in Wales.

Fri 25th May - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, 9 - 10am.



Sat & Sun 2nd & 3rd Jun - Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, family storytelling with shows at 2pm & 3pm each day.

Wed 6th Jun - BBC Radio Derby, Sally Pepper show, c 1.25pm, discussing raising teens.

Thurs 14th Jun - Leading workshop on Editing your Novel, at Derby QUAD, 7 - 9pm. To book go to

Wed 13th Jun - School Booking, Nottingham.

Fri 22nd - Mon 25th Jun - Private Booking, Yorkshire.

Thurs 28th Jun - An evening of spooky tales for Duffield Carnival, at Bradman's Wine Cellar, 9, Town Street, Duffield, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from Duffield Carnival website.


Tues 3rd July - School Booking, Derbyshire, 9.30 - 3.30pm

Wed 4th July - attending Harper Collins Summer Party, London, 7.30pm

Thurs 5th July - London


Wed 15th Aug - After dinner speaker for Swanwick Writers Summer School, Swanwick, Derbyshire, 8.30pm.

Thurs 16th Aug - Private Booking, Derbyshire.

Tues, Wed, Thurs 21st, 22nd & 23rd Aug - Crich Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire - family storytelling in the bell tent, up in the Woodlands Walk, 11am - 4pm, for Wonderful Woods week.



Wed 10th Oct - Speaker for Bradwell WI, 7.30pm.

Thurs 25th Oct - Speaker for Ashbourne WI, 7.30pm.

Sat 27th Oct - Barrow Hill Roundhouse, family storytelling for Halloween with 2 shows at 1pm & 2pm.


Thurs 29th Nov - Book Launch
of Sophie's book "Cuckoo". Published by Avon at Harper Collins.


(Note: non-public bookings and other projects are not always included in this list.)



"Absolutely fab! Thank you for such vivid and amusing stories. Food for the soul."

"Wonderful! So inspiring!"

"My friends saw your show at Whittlesey yesterday and were blown away! They were full of praise for you!"

Audience comments
Straw Bear Festival, Jan 2013

"I just wanted to thank you for your performances at our festival - I've heard nothing but praise about you and the stories you told - perfect!
You judged our audience just right...

... at our regular monthly meeting after the festival somebody said "she was the best storyteller we have ever had" and others who have been in, said pretty much the same!"

Booking Officer, Whittlesey
Straw Bear Festival, Jan 2013

adult storytelling, Shipley Festival

Seven Deadly Sins


"We really can't tell you how much we enjoyed your storytelling. We can't be the first to congratulate you on your amazing talent, but it really takes someone very special to hold the attention of 60 odd Morris dancers and musicians, most of whom had drunk far more than was good for them. We will 'dine out' on those pauses, when you had every one of us in the palm of your hand and you could have heard a pin drop. Unheard of in Morris circles!"

Ken & Kathy Trimmer, participants Ravenglass Folk Meet, Cumbria, June 2013

Photograph courtesy of
Jenny Gavin-Wear Photography

Halloween storytelling fun

Halloween Mischief

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