Book signing and storytelling - Thetford, Vermont
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

Book signing and storytelling - Thetford, Vermont

Come and join Simon where it all started - Latham Library, Thetford, Vermont for a book signing and storytelling event.

Simon will be reading from his new book Under the Oaken Bough a collection of folk and fairy tales, and tell some stories possibly not in the book. Simon will talk briefly about the process and share these new insights and answer any questions.

Latham Library, 16 Library Rd, Thetford, VT 05074

Free

6.30 pm

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Center for the Arts - New London
May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Center for the Arts - New London

Treasure Stories for the Family told at the wonderful Whipple Hall, Main Street

Award-winning British storyteller and author Simon Brooks will enliven your ears and imagination with traditional tales of treasure. A man steals treasure found in a cave, guarded by King Arthur; a young woman battles a dragon and gets riches and her own castle; a peddler travels to London looking for treasure he had dreamed of; and a girl collects pine cones only to find treasure. These European stories will be brought before you by the masterful storyteller Simon Brooks with his voice tricks, animated characters and his bodhrán drum. You will be amazed by how many characters Simon can bring to life in your mind's eye.
$5.00 at door

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Warner Book signing! Under the Oaken Bough.
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Warner Book signing! Under the Oaken Bough.

Simon's first published book, Under the Oaken Bough a collection of 17 folk and fairy tales, illustrated by Rob Brookes will be out! And Simon will be reading excerpts and stories from the book at Bookends Book Store in Warner, NH.

Come and get your signed copy!

Event free - books cost!

MainStreet BookEnds  of Warner
16 East Main Street, Warner, NH
603-456-2700 for details

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Mayhem and madness - Schoodacs Coffee and Tea
Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

Mayhem and madness - Schoodacs Coffee and Tea

Spring is in the air, and you know what that means! Madness and mayhem!

Come and hear grown-up stories told by Simon Brooks! A little brazen, a little bold, a little bawdy! A little night of fun, fabulous, audacious stories at Schoodacs Coffee and Tea, 1 East Main Street, Warner, NH

This has been rescheduled from the 8th of April.

Tickets ($10.00): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/madness-and-mayhem-at-schoodacs-coffee-and-tea-tickets-44104948087

Limited seating!

 

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Book release party!
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Book release party!

My first book is out and we will be having a party to celebrate this occasion at Tracey Memorial Library, Main Street, New London, New Hampshire. This will be an opportunity to buy copies of the book and have it signed and hear Simon read from the book and tell a couple of stories too!

Under the Oaken Bough is a collection of 17 folk and fairy tales, an author Q & A, a section on tips for telling, a suggested reading list, and a vocabulary list!  It runs about 185 pages. It has 17 glorious illustrations by Rob Brookes, the man who has done the covers for all of my storytelling CDs.

Come party!

Tracey Memorial Library, Main Street, New London, NH
FREE! (But buy a book...)
10 am.
Everyone welcome

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Diner and Storytelling at Corner House Inn
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Diner and Storytelling at Corner House Inn

Corner House Inn offer diner and storytelling and this week it is going to be featuring Simon Brooks.

On Thursday evening, April 5th Simon Brooks, renowned New Hampshire storyteller from the British Isles, makes an encore appearance at the Corner House Inn’s Storytelling Dinner program. Simon’s stories are sometimes irreverent, sometimes funny, sometimes deep, and always enjoyable. Simon's mother told him he was telling stories when she caught him falling from the sky. His family often visited the wilds of Wales, to play in castle ruins and dark forests. Simon moved to America in 1994 and, after living on the West Coast for five years, moved to New England where the rolling countryside reminds him of home. (If he finds a really good beer, he says he will never leave! - although good stories and company will also keep him here!)

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear British storyteller Simon Brooks at the Corner House Inn on Thursday evening April 5th. Storytelling Dinners are held every Thursday evening at the Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich from late October through May. The dinner begins at 6:30 pm, and the cost is $22.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are strongly suggested. For more information and reservations contact the Corner House Inn at 294-6219 or online at info@cornerhouseinn.com.

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Papa Joe and Simon Brooks telling tales out of school!
Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

Papa Joe and Simon Brooks telling tales out of school!

To promote the North East Story Telling conference and festival - Sharing the Fire, Papa Joe and Simon Brooks will be appearing together at the Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Avenue,  Plymouth, MA!

British storyteller Simon Brooks and New England storyteller Papa Joe Gaudet will be YOUR storytellers on March 22nd, at the Manomet Branch Library, Plymouth.

Come to see and hear Simon tell his silly and fabulous tales from the Celtic people of Britain. As a migrant from the UK who walked the lands of these tales he will be regaling stories about giants and fairies, heroes and smart women!

New Hampshire’s timeless teller, Papa Joe, who’s been wandering the misty marshes, grim graveyards, and vibrant village landscapes, seeking out and sharing the bones of our ancestors for over 50 years will be telling stories that were passed down through Papa Joe's family, which he loves to share. Hilarious, every kid’s favorite, rooted in the ancient molds among the margins of the moment, Papa Joe will be sharing stories told or used by the Puritans when they came over to this ‘new land’.

Very limited seating so arrive early!

Free.

1 pm - 3 pm

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Celtic Stories for St. Patrick's Day
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Celtic Stories for St. Patrick's Day

Grown-up stories for big people! Celtic stories for richness, and humour (no sports)! Tales to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Storyteller Simon Brooks whose great grandparents - the Lackey's - came from the Dublin area of Ireland will be regaling some of his favourite Celtic tales.

Schoodacs Coffee and Tea, 1 East Main Street, Warner, NH

Starts promptly at 6 pm.

Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celtic-tales-for-grown-ups-tickets-43247638852

$10.00 - limited seating!

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Right Between The Ears - Simon Brooks!
Mar
9
6:45 PM18:45

Right Between The Ears - Simon Brooks!

Stories for most ages - 10 and up!

Acclaimed storyteller Simon Brooks will be working his magic through his folk and fairy stories, myths and legends from around the world.

Do not miss this fun event, as Simon will bring laughter, poignancy, pathos and wonderful irreverence to RiverStones when he delivers his stories Right Between the Ears!

RiverStones Custom Framing 33 No. Main St. Rochester, NH

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Love's Labors, Loves Lost - tales for St Valentine's
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Love's Labors, Loves Lost - tales for St Valentine's

An evening for adults as storyteller Simon Brooks shares tales sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, sometimes bawdy!

Love's Labors, Loves Lost
Schoodacs Coffee and Tea, 1 E Main St, Warner, NH 03278
11th February
6 pm

It’s not Shakespeare. It’s British storyteller Simon Brooks!

Does the happy-ever-after take hard work? Does it comes naturally? Is it sometimes lost? In these tales, a princess needs to get married but cannot choose to whom (or what!); the old farmer gets more help than he bargained for; a burly Scot falls in love with and marries one of the fay (one of the good people); and we will hear of a misunderstanding between a happy couple and how they reconcile.

ADULTS ONLY

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/loves-labors-loves-lost-st-valentines-storytelling-tickets-42340195665

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NH Theatre Project Storytelling Showcase
Feb
11
9:30 AM09:30

NH Theatre Project Storytelling Showcase

STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Storytellers Showcase

Featuring
Simon Brooks
Sean Kramer
Joanne Piazzi
Pat Spalding
Genevieve Aichele

Sunday, February 11, 2018
2 PM
All Seats $15

SPONSOR
Emilie Spaulding - Author of Red Clay Girl

Pat Spalding - Storyteller


Simon Brooks is a storyteller who has entranced audiences for over 10 years.  He has performed in the UK, and in the USA where he has resided since 1994.  His tales, both live and his award winning recordings, combine the intensity of solo performance with the intimacy of face-to-face conversations, delighting all.  Find Simon here.

Sean Kramer is an artist and teacher.  He has a studio in Portsmouth’s Button Factory.  He studied medieval painting techniques with some Russian painters. He teaches courses in the liberal and fine arts, including a course on fairy tales.

Joanne Piazzi is a resident of Rochester.  She is a veteran teacher, seamstress, and storyteller. Joanne has been telling stories since before she knew there was any such thing.  Once she knew what she was doing, she stopped going to Confession for it, and started making money at it (Well, just a little bit).  Her stories are often amalgams of folk tales, real life, music, humor and something sticky to hold them all together.  She tells for children and adult audiences alike, often simultaneously!  Joanne is the producer of the monthly "Right Between the Ears" series in Rochester, NH.

Pat Spalding, from Rye, NH, is a monologist/majorette who spins tales and twirls a baton (although not simultaneously).  She is emcee of True Tales Live, a monthly program of live storytelling recorded at PPMtv, and a majorette with the Leftist Marching Band.  Pat has written and performed several one-woman shows including: We Stayed Together For the PuppetsA Bomb In the Closet, and Dancing With Dad.  For the last four years she has focused on listening to, learning from, and encouraging the stories of others. You can find her here or follow her on Facebook – just don’t spell her last name with a “u.”

Genevieve Aichele is the founding artistic director of New Hampshire Theatre Project in Portsmouth, and has performed, directed and taught theatre arts both nationally and internationally for 40 years.  As a storyteller, Genevieve has performed with musician Randy Armstrong for the past 20 years in World Tales. Their two CD’s have won numerous national and international awards. Genevieve has recorded numerous podcasts, and her first audiobook recording, Forest Secrets by Tracy Kane, was released in 2012.  Ocean Secrets, for which Genevieve is also the co-writer, was released in May 2014.  Awards include the 2001 New Hampshire Governors Award for Excellence in Arts in Education; 2008 NH Youth Theatre Award; 2002 Outstanding Achievement in American Theatre from the New England Theatre Conference, and 2015 Special Spotlight Award for Excellence in Theatre for her direction of I Am My Own Wife.

TICKETS: https://nhtp-reg.brtapp.com/purchaseticketsshowcase

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Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Newmarket Public Library

British award winning storyteller Simon Brooks, newly returned from Wales, will be regaling the ancient stories at Newmarket Public Library.
Stories of King Arthur, King Mark, a bear's tail and three feathers will excite and delight audiences of all ages. Come and feel the magic inherent in the old tales, as told by raconteur Simon Brooks.

1 Elm St, Newmarket, NH 03857

Free!

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Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Cold Winter Days, Warm Stories

January 12, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Cobleigh Public Library
14 Depot Street, Lyndonville, Vermont

Cold winter days, require warming up and what better way than to laugh, sigh, and be entranced by story?
Come see and hear British storyteller Simon Brooks regale his tales for children and adults. Even care providers leave carrying the magic Simon instills with his stories. 

FREE!

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Storytelling at the Old Fashioned Village Christmas - Hartford, Vermont

Hartford Library and the Hartford Historical Society are celebrating an Old Fashioned Village Christmas on the 2nd December ! The event will run from around lunch time to 7 pm. Stories will be at 1:00 pm, then families can find refreshments and other activities in the village. There will be tours of a beautiful historic building-the House of Seven Gables- next door to the library, refreshments, music, etc. 

For more details, contact:

Hartford Library
1587 Maple Street
Hartford, VT  05047
802 - 296-2568

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Fright Night for families
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Fright Night for families

A split evening, an evening cut in twain! It seems only appropriate! We begin the dark evening with stories to satisfy younger people (6 and up), and then after spooking them for about 30 minutes, the younger will be asked to leave so we can begin bone-chilly stories for the older kids and adults!

Boo! Did I scare you?

Newbury Library
933, NH Route 103, Newbury, NH

Free

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Fright Night at Windham, NH
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Fright Night at Windham, NH

Come to the Nesmith Library and if we are very quiet, we might hear some ghosts, and if not, some great stories.

Simon Brooks will be performing an hour of Fright Night tales - not for the really young!

There will be spooky stories, terrifying tales, and ghostly, er, ghostly, , er a ghostly gathering! Yes, ghostly gathering!

Nesmith Library
8 Fellows Road, Windham, NH

6.30 pm prompt start

Free.

 

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Sep
29
to Oct 1

White Mountain Storytelling Festival

  • Waterville Valley Town Square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year's feature at this weekend event is storyteller Simon Brooks

A slew of storytelling is going on all day, with many storytellers. This years feature storyteller is Simon Brooks. Born in Gloucestershire, England, and raised in Worcester, England, Simon moved to the United States in 1994. He has lived in Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; and in New Hampshire. Simon’s work as a storyteller and voice actor has won honors from Storytelling World and Parent's Choice, including the latter's prestigious Gold Award for his CDs. Simon is also an accomplished photographer as well as a published writer and poet. Simon tells folk tales, myths and legends for both adult audiences and for young people. He tells fairy tales and, on the odd occasion, personal stories too. Simon can be found performing at festivals and concerts. He works in all communities, telling tales and teaching every demographic from 'at-risk' communities, to ivy league institutes, and all points between. Learn more about Simon on his website.
Begins Friday Night at 7.30 pm at the Gazebo with Ghost Stories told by a number of storyteller - TBA

Saturday
10:00 AM
Children's Concert - Rey Center
or
New Hampshire Talkers - The Meeting Place

11:15 AM
“Raising Our Voices” - The Meeting Place

12:00 noon - 2:00 PM
Waterville Valley Chili Cook-off - Town Square
Open Mic storytelling during band breaks

2:30 PM
Concert for Families - The Meeting Place
Featuring Simon Brooks in Concert

4:00 PM
Afternoon Family Concert - The Meeting Place

7:30 PM
An Evening - The Meeting Place
Featuring Simon Brooks 

Sunday
9.30 am Sacred Stories told at The Meeting Place

About Simon

Born in Gloucestershire, England, and raised in Worcester, England, Simon moved to the United States in 1994. He has lived in Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; and in New Hampshire.

Simon’s work as a storyteller and voice actor has won honors from Storytelling World and Parent's Choice, including the latter's prestigious Gold Award for his CDs. Simon is also an accomplished photographer as well as a published writer and poet.

Simon tells folk tales, myths and legends for both adult audiences and for young people. He tells fairy tales and, on the odd occasion, personal stories too.

Simon can be found performing at festivals and concerts. He works in all communities, telling tales and teaching every demographic from 'at-risk' communities, to ivy league institutes, and all points between.

Learn more about Simon on his website.

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Sep
23
10:30 AM10:30

Vermont Fairy Tale Festival

The Sherburne Memorial Library is proud to bring the very first Vermont Fairy Tale Festival to Killington in the fall of 2017.

Saturday, September 23, 2017   10-4pm
The event will take place rain or shine.

Sherburne Memorial Library, River Road, Killington VT

The event is similar to a Renaissance Faire, but in this case each booth will be a different fairy tale.  Kids and families can visit each tale, learn the story and make something to take home.

Admission to the event is a non-perishable item for the food bank or an item for the humane society. Killington -Pico Rotary and Killington Fire and Rescue will be food vending for part of the day.  We’ll have craft vendors, Viking fighters, and two artists in residence to help participants create flower fairies.  We also have to amazing storytellers, Simon Brooks, and the wonderful Norah Dooley, scheduled to be here performing throughout the day.  Gifford Woods State Park will be hosting some fairy houses the day of the festival that will adorn one of their more popular hiking trails. 

Craft vendors will be onsite selling fairy-tale-like items and Medieval fighters from all around the region will be here for various demonstrations.  We encourage the public to wear your best fairy tale costume and we’ll have a variety of costumed characters available for photo opportunities. Each participant receives a bag at the gate with a program book and passport that will help you visit each of the fairy tales and make something to take home. Bring your whole family and come spend a few hours or enjoy the whole day! There is no price for admission, though we are asking that you bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank or an item for the Humane Society. This event is sponsored by the Sherburne Friends of the Library.

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Seanacie Nights

Grimm. Very Grimm! Told old and bold - not for young whipper snappers! Simon Brooks will be regaling his hearty tales with warmth and humour, and a little darkness too.  What tales, you ask? Let me hint...

"Every twenty eight days the queen would ask the same question - 'Who is the fairest...' "

"How is it my prince climbs up my hair so quickly, when it takes you so long? And why are my clothes getting so tight suddenly?"

"Gretel pushed the old woman into the flames of the over and quickly slammed the shut. She ran to get her brother out of the cage."

Bull Feeney's Irish Pub/Restuarant
375 Fore Street, Portland, ME
7 pm until about 9 pm.
September 18th

Donations

They have great beers and other victuals!

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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Family Fun Fest

The second annual Family FunFest will be held on Saturday the 9th of September from 10 am until 3 pm. There will be lots to do, and all of it fun. There is a fantastic lineup of entertainment (me included), an awesome group of vendors with outstanding activities, and many, many chances to win fun, free stuff. For example, just by going around and meeting vendors with your PASSPORT TO FUN, you can enter to win one of our four prize baskets, one of which is a complete Lego birthday party at the CCBA in Lebanon, N.H.! (The staff at Kid Stuff are kinda jelly that we can't win.)

nd I will be there telling stories at 10.30 am and 11.30 am!

Where: Whaleback Mountain, 160 Whaleback Mountain Road, Enfield, NH
When: 9th September, 2017
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Cost: Food donations!

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Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

The Fells Family Hay Day

Simon Brooks will be telling his wonderful stories at around noon, with the backdrop of the beautiful gardens of the Fells.
A fun-filled day for all ages with old-fashioned games, music, children’s art projects, scavenger hunt, petting zoo, face painting, and more. Explore nature trails; create a fairy house in the Fairy Village: discover Art in Nature 2017: Outdoor Sculpture exhibit and other brand new art and history exhibits in the Main House. Step back in time and take a historic tour of the Main House and gardens, or simply imagine a simpler bygone life while relaxing on the Veranda. A delicious lunch from the grill and strawberry shortcake will be for sale from 11am-2pm. Members free, non-members pay Fells Site Admission.

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Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

COOP Food store Producers Day

Simon Brooks will be one of the many attractions at the COOP's Producers Fair, Saturday, 12th August. The event runs from 10 am until 2 pm and along with a great variety of free food from ice cream to corn, from fudge to fruit, there will be hay rides, face painting, music and much more.

Stories will be told for most of the day!

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