Beeston Tales

Posted: April 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Hi there! This is a little post about Beeston Tales, a monthly storytelling night that meets in the upstairs room of The White Lion. It is a club dedicated to the vibrant and ancient art of storytelling. Hosted by Tim Ralphs and Mike Payton the club features themed nights, showcases up and coming local tellers, invites renowned guests from around the world, includes musical spots and much more.

There is a hypnotic feel to the tales: you’re back round that prehistoric campfire again, rapt.
– Matt Turpin, LeftLion. (Read full review.)

Your hosts Tim and Mike

You can get cheap advance tickets here or from The White itself. You can also contact The White Lion about a special “tapas and tales” ticket which gets you a meal with your evening of storytelling. The “Tales and Tapas” ticket is only available directly from The White Lion. Note that there’s free parking at The White Lion as long as you’re a customer, but it can be in short supply!

Our storytelling events start at 7.30pm. You can buy tickets on the door for £6, or get them here now for only £5. Here’s what’s coming up soon:

13th June ~ How to Spin Enchantment ~ Tim Ralphs

Beeston Tales’ own Tim Ralphs offers up a selection of stories from Basile’s 17th century Neapolitan collection: The Pentamerone. This is a collection of some of the most lyrical, characterful and hysterical fairytales ever roused from their inky sleep on the page and offered up for performance. Seven Godmothers, a sleeping Prince, a weeping girl and an enchanted doll that makes its owner crave more stories. MORE STORIES.






11th July ~ “Silence” ~ Rachel Rose Reid

In the whole World, only one manuscript unfolds the Roman de Silence, inscribed in 13th century Cornwall & discovered at Wollaton Manor, Nottinghamshire in 1911 in a box marked ‘Old Papers, No Value’.

It was too hot to handle. Suffrage protests were at their explosive height, & this tale suggested that England depended on a quest for female freedom.

So the legend was silenced once more.

But the story was made to be told.

Now is the time to tell it.







3 Comments on “Beeston Tales”

  1. 1 Richard Spencer said at 11:38 pm on November 6th, 2015:

    Please could you add me to your newsletter list thanks

  2. 2 Tim Ralphs said at 10:08 am on November 25th, 2015:

    Hello everyone! The ticket with a meal is only available from The White Lion – they need to keep track of numbers. Contact them directly. To buy tickets here, click on the link that says “Buy Now.” Hope that’s clear, any questions please email me tim.ralphs@gmail.com

  3. 3 Elizabeth said at 6:56 pm on January 28th, 2017:

    I’d like to reserve two tickets for Ana Lines’ Princes of Destiny evening on 8 February.

    Please advise. Thankyou


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