Storytelling: Test Valley Festival June 2016

Test Valley Festival

Live in England (preferably Hampshire!) and want to hear some fairy tales?

On Sunday 12th June, along with my friend and fellow storyteller Claire Kerry, I am are going to be storytelling at Test Valley Garden & Literary Festival! We’re doing short performances of lesser-known fairy tales, including ‘White Bear King Valemon,’ ‘Bremen Town Musicians,’ and ‘Snow White Fire Red.’

Test Valley Festival storytelling

We’re so excited and honoured to be a part of this new event. Celebrating nature and literature in one festival, what could be better?! We’re also looking forward to meeting new people and having fun doing what we love. There are lots of other great activities too, including craft workshops, live music, gardening talks and demonstrations, art displays, and poetry readings.

For more information and tickets, please visit the Test Valley Festival website.



Update: Event Recap

Despite the rain, the festival was a great success and we had many visitors to our little story gazebo! If anything, the weather only added to the charm of the day. Nothing like a great British summertime festival with a good helping of mud and wellies! Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event. Here are some photos of Claire & I and our fairy tale antics.



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Amelia Starling is a writer and folklorist. She graduated from the University of Winchester with a degree in Creative Writing, and is Senior Editor for Folklore Thursday. She loves travelling and collecting stories, and spent 15 months living in Japan doing this alongside teaching English. Currently she is living in Scotland and studying for a masters degree in Ethnology & Creative Writing. Amelia blogs about folklore and fairy tales at The Willow Web. You can follow her on Twitter @amyelize.

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