Our wonderful festival at Geldeston Locks Inn in Norfolk, celebrates the joyous art of storytelling, keeping it alive, relevant, entertaining and exciting for audiences now and in the future.
You can help support our work by chucking a few virtual coins in our virtual hat right here - or in our real hats at the festival!
You can also use this hat to Pay What You Feel in advance for any sessions at the festival, so you don't have to deal with pesky cash when you get there!
Here's the sliding scale we suggest for each evening session:
£2 if you're not sure you can quite afford it but you'd love to come along anyway
£7 if you can afford it and want to pay the average for an evening's delightful entertainment
£10 if you're feeling rich/generous and want to fully support our work.
We haven't got a sliding scale for the daytime sessions, so entirely up to to you!
No judgement from us, just pay what you feel and print out your confirmation and bring it along and that's your ticket- hope to see you there!
Here's some more info about who we are and what we do:
So, what's all this about then?
Well, in 2015, a group of East Anglian storytellers got together, called themselves The East Anglian Fabulation, and put on a celebration of everything that was great about the fun, irreverent, entertaining tradition of East Anglian storytelling. The first two festivals were based at The Blaxhall Ship Inn in Suffolk, which has a thriving folk art tradition going back centuries. They were great successes with audiences and storytellers alike. This year we have decided to reach out further across East Anglia going across the border into Norfolk at The Locks Inn Geldeston another fine pub with a great folk art tradition. There will be local, national and international stories for young and old celebrating and promoting storytelling as a thriving, modern, vibrant art, that is accessible and relevant to all.
... and who are you?
The East Anglian Fabulation, who are putting on the festival, are a group of storytellers and club promoters from four different East Anglian counties, all with a proven track record of putting on stimulating, popular and successful events, and a common wish to celebrate what is unique about storytelling in East Anglia.
... and what's going to happen at this 'ere festival thing?
There will be:
- A three day festival, based at The Locks Inn, Geldeston including
- An Opening Fire Ceremony
- Afternoon Family Storytelling sessions, featuring professional storytellers.
- Arts and Crafts Activities for children and families
- Live music
- Daily Story Rounds by the fire
- Evening and afternoon sessions featuring regional professional tellers and nationally renowned headline artists (Shonaleigh Cumbers, Taffy Thomas MBE)
- Professional development sessions led by established artists sharing their practice, including networking time.
- A Closing Fire Ceremony
... and what are you doing it for?
By doing this we hope to entertain and educate our audiences in the delights of storytelling and establish East Anglia as a powerhouse for the development and celebration of storytelling as a 21st century artform, that honours its artistic 'ancestors' by continuing to create and perform work that excites our modern audiences, just as they excited theirs.