Hancock Town Library hosting hideous stories by Simon Brooks
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Hancock Town Library hosting hideous stories by Simon Brooks

Deep within the trees you might hear strange sounds you have not heard before, on your way home in the dark you might feel eyes on you, or a presence not far away as yo uwalk over the crunching leaves. Then suddenly you hear a voice, a voice not like one you know well and you know, suddenly that the voice belongs to British storyteller Simon Brooks and he is telling ghost and witch stories.

Free event

Hancock Town Library, 25 Main St, Hancock, NH

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Family Friendly Evening at VINS
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Family Friendly Evening at VINS

VINS _ The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is hosting a family event for Halloween. I will be one of the many stations/happening things there on Saturday, 27th October.

For full details click here: https://vinsweb.org/event/hoots-howls/

VINS Members: FREE
Non-Members Day & Evening:
$15.50 Adults; $13.50 Youth (ages 4-17)
3 & under free

Non-Members Evening Only:
(4:30 – 8:00pm)
$10 Adults; $8 Youth (ages 4-17)
3 & under free

Hoots and Howls is a full day, family friendly event. Each portion of the day is designed to be educational, nature-based, non-frightening, and fun! Together we will conduct science experiments, rediscover the magic of storytelling, and get up close to snakes, owls, skulls and bones. There will also be games, crafts, and ooey-gooey Halloween fun to be had all day long! The evening portion includes a guided tour through multiple stations where you’ll play games, be enthralled by stories, sing and dance to music and be entertained by a skit. The center will be lit with Jack-o-Lanterns and you can wrap up the evening with Tricky Treats.

Hoots & Howls is sponsored by: A to Z Cakes, Cedar Circle Farm, Co-op Food Stores of NH & VT, Pizza Chef of Quechee, Riverview Farm, and Walmart.

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Fright Night with Simon Brooks
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Fright Night with Simon Brooks

Split performance of spooky tales. Younger kids (at least five and up) will start for a twenty minute set, to be followed by really creepy stories for older kids (13 and up) and adults.

Get your fright on with this Fright Night of tales with British storyteller, Simon Brooks freshly returned from performing at the National Storytelling Festival. Ghouls will come alive, monsters will creep from pits in the deep woods, devils and demons abound!

Come one, come all - if you dare!

Newbury Public Library, 933 NH 103, Newbury, NH

603-763-5803

Free

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Simon Brooks Live At Tracy Memorial Library
Oct
10
3:15 PM15:15

Simon Brooks Live At Tracy Memorial Library

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.

Come one, come all!

FREE!

Tracy Memorial Library
304 Main St, New London, NH 03257
(603) 526-4656

Sponsored by the Center for the Arts

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Jonesborough Storytelling Festival
Oct
4
to Oct 7

Jonesborough Storytelling Festival

This weekend of topnotch storytelling and world renown storytellers and entertainers is NOT TO BE MISSED. Featured tellers at this 46th Festival:

John McCutcheon, Kim Weitkamp, Chirine El Ansary - International New Voice, Matteson Perry - New Voice, Andy Hedges - New Voice, Anne Rutherford - New Voice, Jennifer Munro, Bil Lepp, Sheila Arnold Jones, Antonio Rocha, Diane Ferlatte, Bill Harley, Megan Hicks, Connie Regan-Blake, Alton Chung, Gay Ducey, Tim Lowry, and Donald Davis.

Other tellers and performers:

Elizabeth Ellis, Geraldine Buckley, The Black Lillies, Kevin Kling, Josh Goforth, Sheila Kay Adams, Paul Strickland, Jessica Piscitelli Robinson, Rachel Ann Harding, Nestor Gomez, Simon Brooks… wait! THAT"‘S ME! and Willa Brigham. These last six people (myself included) will be part of the Exchange at the Festival which will take place on

Friday, 5th October at 5.30 pm.

College Street Tent.

I am very excited to be here and performing with the folks I am performing with.

For full details go to: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

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Tea and Tales
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Tea and Tales

Raconteur and entertainer, Simon Brooks will be working his magic with words at Franklin Studio.

Tea and Tales at Franklin Studio, 366 Central St, Franklin, NH will be hosting an evening of one-man showmanship with this imp - Simon Brooks. Some spooky stories, always fun stories, maybe a dark tale or two. Come one, come all!
Doors open at 7 pm, open mic at 7:30 pm
followed by refreshments & this month’s featured teller: Simon Brooks.
All are welcome, donations are gratefully accepted.

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Live Storytelling - The Livery, Sunapee, NH
Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

Live Storytelling - The Livery, Sunapee, NH

Your own local British award-winning storyteller Simon Brooks will be telling folk and fairy tales at the Livery in Sunapee, NH on Saturday 21st July.

Simon will start promptly at 6.30 pm for an hours worth of storytelling. If you think your kids won't sit still for that long, you might be surprised at the magic of these stories.

Come and be mesmerized by this master storyteller.

For families of all ages, ideal for 5 and up.

Come listen to Simon's folk and fairy tales at this wonderful venue.

The Livery, 58 Main St, Sunapee, NH 03782

Free

6.30 pm

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Simon Brooks, live at Keene Public Library
Jul
17
1:00 PM13:00

Simon Brooks, live at Keene Public Library

Your own local British award-winning storyteller Simon Brooks will be telling folk and fairy tales at the Keene Public Library 60 Winter Street, Keene, NH on Saturday 17th July.

Folk and fairy tales for the family of all ages, ideal for five and up. Come and be mezmerized by the stories of old.

Stories begin at 1 pm

Come one, come all

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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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