Beeston Tales

Posted: April 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

Hi there! This is a little post about Beeston Tales, a monthly storytelling night in Beeston. For the moment, our events are in the function room of The British Legion, which is here: Show me a map!. 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.)

Let yourself be transported to worlds that are otherwise unreachable. – Bryony Ashmore, Nottingham City of Literature. (Read full review.)

Your hosts Tim and Mike

Our storytelling events start at 7.30pm. You can buy tickets on the door for £7, or get them here now for only £6. Here’s what’s coming up soon:

11th December ~ Oh No it Isn’t! ~ Saul Jaffe

Beeston Tales welcomes the brilliant Saul Jaffe with his Christmas special Oh no it isn’t! The Stories Behind Pantomime

From out of the East Anglian woods two young children emerge, green-skinned, babbling a strange language. In Gloucestershire, a poverty-stricken boy heads to London with dreams of making his fortune, whilst out on the dust filled plains of New Mexico, a poor Turkey girl disobeys her instruction to be back from the ball before midnight, with disastrous consequences! If you think magic goldfish, deals with the Devil or dreams of finding a fortune are the stuff of fantasy, then you’d be wrong. “Oh No It Isn’t!” reveals the origins of some of the nation’s favourite pantomimes, and even a Christmas carol or two! So prepare to slap your thighs, boo and hiss, ready to hear some crackers of a story.

Saul was storyteller in residence at The Globe Theatre for over five years, and is a gloriously inventive and funny performer.

4 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

  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

  4. 4 Julia Saunders said at 1:20 pm on February 5th, 2019:

    I called in the White Lion today to buy a ticket for Mangoes on the Beach, but they didn’t have one (or couldn’t find one?). Can I purchase one from here?

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