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


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Tel: 07
796 296387
email:robandsophie@hotmail.com

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Dragon tales for children

Dragon Tales



National Storytelling Week
30th Jan - 6th February 2016

World Book Day
Thurs 3rd March 2016

Children's Book Week
usually early July - dates tba








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

 


Previous Events 2016


JANUARY

6th Jan - School Booking, Leicestershire.

18th Jan - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

18th Jan - Ockbrook Writers 7pm.

20th Jan - hosting / MC'g Tales from Two Cities, at the Voicebox, Forman St, Derby, DE1 1JQ with guest storyteller, John Sullivan-Blakeney, 8pm. Tickets £7 - contact Sophie direct for more info and to book tickets. More information at www.talesfromtwocities.co.uk.

25th Jan - Belper & Duffield Rotary Club, The Lion,Belper. Stories and songs for Burns Night Supper, 7pm.

27th Jan - Private Booking, daytime.


FEBRUARY

1st Feb - School booking, Derby, daytime.

2nd Feb - School booking, Derby, daytime.

4th Feb - School Booking, Derby, daytime.

9th Feb - Private Booking, Derby, morning.

12th Feb - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

15th Feb - Ockbrook Writers, 7pm.

17th Feb - DH Lawrence Heritage Centre - family storytelling, 11.30am, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30pm. Mansfield Rd, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3DZ.

22nd Feb - School Booking, Staffordshire, daytime.

23rd Feb - School Booking, Staffordshire, daytime.

25th Feb - hosting Tales from Two Cities, Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row West, Nottingham, NG1 2DH (just off the market square). 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com. More information at www.talesfromtwocities.co.uk.

26th Feb - Private Booking, Derby, afternoon.

29th Feb - School Booking, Derbyshire, daytime.


MARCH

3rd Mar - School Booking, Nottingham.

3rd Mar - Breaston Methodist Church Group, Breaston, Derbyshire, 7.30pm (stories with piano music from Jamie Snell).

5th Mar - Writing East Midlands Conference, Loughborough University, daytime.

8th Mar - Derby Museum, International Women's Day Book Reading, 3.30 - 5pm. Free entrance. Sophie will be reading from her first novel, The Raven Stones, a children's adventure fantasy. Also featuring local Derbyshire authors, Roz Watkins (The Devil's Dice) and Tricia Durdey (The Green Table) discussing "inspirations behind women's writing and the challenges facing local women novellists".

9th Mar - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

10th Mar - School Booking, Oxfordshire.

11th Mar - Raven Stones project.

12th Mar - Only Words Aloud - beginners storytelling workshop, 10am - 4pm, Quarndon, Derbyshire. Contact Sophie direct to book, Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

13th - 16th Mar - Raven Stones project, Gloucestershire.

16th Mar - hosting / MC'g Tales from Two Cities, with guest storyteller, Helen East and percussionist, Rick Wilson, 8pm. At the Voicebox, Forman St, Derby, DE1 1JQ. Tickets £7 - contact Sophie to book tickets. More information at www.talesfromtwocities.co.uk.

17th - 18th Mar - Raven Stones project, Gloucestershire.

19th Mar - More Words Aloud - improvers storytelling workshop, 10am - 4pm, Quarndon, Derbyshire. Contact Sophie direct to book, Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.

20th Mar - Raven Stones project, Derbyshire.

21st Mar - Nottingham Trent University - leading teacher training workshops on oral storytelling, daytime.


APRIL

1st Apr - School Booking, Nottinghamshire.

18th Apr - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

18th Apr - Ockbrook Writers, 7pm.

20th Apr - Private Booking - adult storytelling for stroke patients, Derbyshire, 11am - 12noon.

23rd Apr - Kedleston Hall - storytelling for St George's Day. "Here be Dragons" a storywalk for all ages, 10.30 am - 12 noon, inside and outside of the Hall, tickets £6 adults / £3 children, please book ahead via Kedleston Hall. Followed by drop-in storyteling by the fire in Caesar's Hall, 1 - 3pm (free with entrance ticket).

24th - 27th Apr - working on Story-Seeker's commission for Writing East Midlands.

28th Apr - hosting / MC'g Tales from Two Cities, Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row West, Nottingham, NG1 2DH (just off the market square). With guest storytellers, Gary Cordingley & Ian Douglas, 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com. More information at www.talesfromtwocities.co.uk.


MAY

1st - 6th May - Raven Stones II project, Oxfordshire.

10th May - filming Story-Seeker's commission for Writing East Midlands, daytime.

11th - 16th May - Arboretum project, Derbyshire.

17th May - private booking, Birmingham, daytime.

18th May - Tales from Two Cities, with guest storytellers, Sophie Snell and Mel Bhavsar, 8pm. At the Voicebox, Forman St, Derby, DE1 1JQ. Tickets £7 - contact Sophie to book tickets. More information at www.talesfromtwocities.co.uk.

19th May - Lyric Lounge, Peartree LIbrary, Derby. Performing Story-Seeker Commission as commissioned by Writing East Midlands. 6.30pm onwards (I'm on sometime 6.30 - 7.30 pm). Event includes free nibbles and a selection of performances from other writers, poets and spoken word artists.

20th - 26th May - Arboretum project, Derbyshire.

27th May - School Booking, Nottinghamshire, daytime.

28th May - Arboretum project, Derbyshire.

29th May - Arts in the Village, Peak Village, Rowsley, Derbyshire as part of Derbyshire Open Arts event, family storytelling in the Old Station Building, 11am - 4pm.


JUNE

2nd Jun - workshop / performance, Sight Support Derbyshire, at QUAD, Derby, 2- 4pm.

4th Jun - Derby Book Festival - family storytelling in the yurt on Market Square (outside QUAD), daytime.

9th Jun - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

11th Jun - Crime Story conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle, 9 - 5.30pm.

16th -20th Jun - University of Winchester Writers Festival.

23rd Jun - hosting / MC'g Tales from Two Cities, Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row West, Nottingham, NG1 2DH (just off the market square). With guest storyteller, Iwan Kushka, 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets £7 at the door, or book ahead on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com. More information at www.talesfromtwocities.co.uk.

28th Jun - School Booking, Nottingham.

 

JULY

9th Jul - Private Booking, Oxfordshire.

17th Jul - Witchley Warren Festival, Ketton, Rutland, storytelling for all ages, 1 - 6pm.

20th Jul - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, Breakfast Show, 9 - 10am.

20th Jul - hosting / MC'g Tales from Two Cities Summer Soiree, 8pm. At the bell tent in Sophie's garden, Quarndon, Derbyshire, overlooking Allestree Park. It's our open mic night with stories, songs and poetry from the floor. Contact Sophie if you wish to tell a story. More information at www.talesfromtwocities.co.uk.


AUGUST

3rd Aug - Private booking, Derbyshire, all day.

5th Aug - Mackworth Library, 12 - 1pm and then Derwent Library, 2.30 - 3.30pm, family storytelling, Derby.

10th Aug - Hucknall Fun Factor - Titchfield Park, Hucknall, 11am - 2pm.

16th Aug - Crich Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire - family storytelling in the bell tent, up in the Woodlands Walk, 11am - 4pm, for Wonderful Woods week.

17th Aug - Crich Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire - family storytelling in the bell tent, up in the Woodlands Walk, 11am - 4pm, for Wonderful Woods week.

22nd Aug - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, 9 - 10am.

24th Aug - Springwood Library, 10.30 - 11.30am, Chaddeseden Library, 1.30 - 2.30pm, Allenton Library, 3.30 - 4.30pm, family storytelling, Derby.

25th Aug - family storytelling in the bell tent at Skylarks Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, next to Holmepierre Pont, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG12 2LU, 2 - 8pm.

SEPTEMBER

10th & 11th Sept - Major Oak Woodland Festival, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, 11am - 4pm each day, storytelling for all ages in the bell tent.

12th - 16th Sept - Raven Stones project.

17th Sept - Seven Deadly Sins at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, 6.30pm - event to include two course meal followed by performance, to book, see National Trust website.

18th Sept - The Star Princess, a family storytelling performance for Duffield Arts Festival, Derbyshire, time and venue tbc.

20th Sept - School Booking, Leicestershire, daytime.

24th Sept - Only Words Aloud - beginners storytelling workshop, 10am - 4pm, Quarndon, Derbyshire. Contact Sophie direct to book, Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com.


OCTOBER

10th Oct - National Civil War Centre, Newark - staff training, 10 - 3pm.

12th Oct - Think for the Future, Nottingham - staff training, 12 - 3pm.

14th Oct - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, 9 -10am.

15th Oct - attending Derby Writers Day, 10 - 4pm.

16th Oct - Private Booking, Rosliston Forestry Centre, Derbyshire, 11 - 1pm.

21st Oct - School booking, Chesterfield, daytime.

24th Oct - Starlight event, Crich Tramway Museum, family tales of wizards and magic at the Assembly Rooms, 3.30 - 4.30pm. Free with venue entrance.

25th Oct - Starlight event, Crich Tramway Museum, family tales of wizards and magic at the Assembly Rooms, 3.30 - 4.30pm. Free with venue entrance.

26th Oct - Starlight event, Crich Tramway Museum, family tales of wizards and magic at the Assembly Rooms, 3.30 - 4.30pm. Free with venue entrance.

29th Oct - Corporate Booking, Derby, Halloween storytelling, 10am - 1pm.

29th Oct - Halloween evening event, at the Gothic Hall, Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, There are 2 shows: 6 - 7pm for families, and 8 - 9pm for adults. Ticket details from Elvaston Castle. Note this event sold out last year very quickly, so advise you book ahead.

30th Oct - Halloween Tales, at the Coach House Studios, Crown Yard (through the archway opposite the market place carpark), Market Place, Wirksworth, DE4 4ET. There are 2 shows: 6 - 7pm for families and 8 - 9pm for adults. Tickets available in advance from Sophie on Tel 01332 840007 or email robandsophie@hotmail.com. £5 adults, £3 children (<16 yrs). Note tickets also available via these links to Skiddle: Family show Skiddle Listing and Adult show Skiddle Listing.

31st Oct - Private corporate booking, Halloween tales, 4.30 - 9pm, Nottinghamshire.

 

NOVEMBER

5th Nov - Sudbury Hall, National Trust, family storytelling for Bonfire Night event, 4 - 6.30pm.

8th Nov - Derby Nightingales, talk and stories, 7.30pm, Derby.

11th Nov - Derbyshire writers group, 7pm, Derbyshire.

12th Nov - Only Words Aloud, beginners workshop at Sophie's house, Derbyshire, 10 - 4pm. All places must be booked in advance, contact Sophie for more details. Tel 01332 840007.

14th Nov - National Civil War Centre, Newark - staff training, 10 - 3pm.

18th Nov - Loud Mouths, BBC Radio Derby, 9 -10am.

18th Nov - Book reading event - readings and Q & A from four Derbyshire authors, including Sophie, at Strutt's North Mill, Belper, 7pm. Tickets (include food and drink) from Heidi on Tel 07914 766550, or Email washgreen@hotmail.com. Sophie will be reading from her latest working draft of The Aboretum, a thriller about hate crime, set in the fictional Midlands "Derwent City". Note tickets also available via this link to Skiddle.

19th Nov - Private booking, Oxford, 10 - 5pm.

22nd Nov - School booking, Derby, daytime.


DECEMBER

9th Dec - Nottingham Trent University - workshops for post grad students, 1.30 - 5pm.

10th Dec - Private booking, Derby, Xmas storytelling, 1.30 - 3pm.

12th Dec - Private booking, Derbyshire, Xmas storytelling, 11 - 2pm.

17th Dec - Corporate booking, Chesterfield, Xmas storytelling, 11 - 4pm.

19th Dec - Private booking, Derbyshire, training, 9.30am - 12.30pm.

20th Dec - Winter Tales hosted by the Hogweed Garden Club as part of their Christmas Tree Festival, at St Bartholomew's Church, Main St, Hognaston, Derbyshire, DE6 1PR, private performance for the club at 7 for 7.15pm, followed by public performance 8.30 for 8.45pm. Tickets £6, available from Tel 07775 184423.

22nd Dec - Morley Hayes Hotel & Country Club - "Tea and Tales" - a Christmas family storytelling event with afternoon tea. Story performance at 2pm, tea at 3pm. Book direct with the hotel at www.morleyhayes.com. or Tel 01332 780480. Note this event sold out last year very quickly, so advise you book ahead.

(Note: non-public bookings 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
www.jgw-photography.co.uk



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