Dec
15
6:30 pm18:30

Corner House Inn

Simon Brooks, renowned New Hampshire storyteller from the British Isles, is returning to the Corner House Inn, in Center Sandwich, NH. His stories are sometimes irreverent, sometimes funny, sometimes deep, always enjoyable. He combines the intimacy of a one-on-one conversation with the intensity of a solo theatre performance. On Thursday, December 15th Simon will be sharing his folk tales, myths and legends, told for the modern audience. After your meal, you will journey into Simon’s stories, wondering how so many memorable characters and voices came out of one man. Audiences, even the most sceptical, leave Simon's presentations fully understanding the magic inherent in a story powerfully told.

Dec
12
6:30 pm18:30

Winter Tales for the Family - Boscowen NH

Simon Brooks will be telling tales set in winter, stories about the return of light and other seasonal tales at Boscowen Public Library. Stories for all the family from folk tales to fairy stories, and a myth and legend to boot!

Boscowen Public Library
116 North Street, Boscowen, NH
12th December, 2016
6.30pm
FREE!

Dec
10
7:30 pm19:30

Annual Gingerbread Weekend

Although I will be telling stories only on Saturday evening at 7.30 pm, this is part of a weekend event. Details below.

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.

AMC Reservations
603-466-2727
(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)
amclodging@outdoors.org

This weekend program is designed for families and features a Gingerbread house decorating competition with prizes, cookie decorating, crafts, family hikes and nature walks, and a Saturday fireside social with trivia and games.

Adult: $169 member / $181.96 non-member

Youth: / $166 non-member

Child: $74 member / $80.66 non-member

*Lodging on Friday and Saturday nights at Highland Center, Free use of equipment and clothing from the L.L. Bean Gear Room, Guided programs and activities throughout the weekend, 1 Gingerbread house per family of 4. Additional houses may be purchased for $25 per house, limit 2 per reservation.

Full details: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/89437

Oct
30
4:00 pm16:00

Plainfield Fright Night - Tales for Halloween, Plainfield, NH

With Halloween only a day away, the Philip Read Memorial Library in Plainfield, NH will be hosting spooky stories, and terrifying tales (although not too terrifying!) hosting Simon Brooks and his Fright Night of tales! This is a 2 set event, where we start with stories for the 5 to tween and then after a short break, teens and adults will get the deeper and darker stories! Wah ha haa!

Philip Read Memorial Library
1088 Rte 12A Plainfield NH
(603) 675-6866
30th October, 2016
4pm
FREE!

 

Oct
29
4:30 pm16:30

Fitzwilliam Fright Night - Tales for Halloween, Fitzwilliam NH

Getting freaky at Fitzwilliam Library, NH! Simon Brooks will be performing his fabulously creepy, spine chilling Fright Night tales. There are no stories for the very young, but 5 and up should be okay! Wah ha haaa!

Fitzwilliam Public Library
11 Templeton Turnpike, Fitzwilliam, NH 03447
(603) 585-6503
29th October, 2016
4.30pm
FREE!

Oct
29
1:00 pm13:00

Fright Night at Silsby Public Library

Fright Night!

In time for spooks and ghouls, these stories for the 'other' season - Halloween - are for teens and adults- NOT YOUNG CHILDREN!

This free event will begin at
1pm
Silsby Free Library,
226 Main Street, Charlestown, NH
 

Halloween is almost here.
Spooks and ghouls will soon appear
To steal children weak and small,
And lock them in a midnight hall.
Let's hope we do not hear the screams
Or have the chance to see the means
Of the terror of the wee ones fright
Remember this for All Hallows Night!

(Poem by me!)

Boo!

Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

Halloween At Holderness!

Fright Night for families!
This is a two part event at Holderness Town Hall!
Part one for younger people (toddlers and younger not a great idea!) beginning at 6pm, telling spooky stories to chill and thrill, for about 35 - 40 minutes. A short break of 10 minutes or so, then the event is for teens and adults only. No little children in part two. Times approximate!

Holderness Free Library, sponsored event HELD AT HOLDERNESS TOWN HALL, 1089 U.S. Rte. 3, Holderness, NH USA

Free event!

Oct
21
6:00 pm18:00

Lights On Afterschool Halloween Event, Seabrook, NH

Spooky tales and all sorts of other activities at Lights On Afterschool Halloween Event, Seabrook, NH
Haunted Trail” activities include Simon Brooks storyteller, a costume parade, costume contests, pumpkin decorating contest, crafts, and raffles.

Seabrook Recreation Department
311 Lafayette Rd., Seabrook NH

21st October, 2016
6.30pm start – ends 9pm
Residence free!

Non– Residents:

3yrs.-8th Grade: $6.00pp

Under 2 years are FREE
 

Oct
20
7:00 pm19:00

Fright Night! Tales for Halloween, Thetford VT

When the young children are put to bed, and the sitter is in charge. When the wind blows against the panes and shutters rattle, it is time to leave home and head over to Latham Library in Thetford, VT. Storyteller Simon Brooks will be telling tales for the community, beginning with not so frightening tales and making them more scary through the evening! 6 and up!

Latham Memorial Library
16 Library Rd, Thetford, VT 05074
20th October, 2016
7pm
Free!

Sep
30
4:00 pm16:00

Fall Festival, Hanover, NH

There is lots going on at Storrs Pond, in Hanover starting at 4pm! Games, stories, and other entertainment, food, and 'touch a truck'!

Stories will be told from 4.15pm until about 5pm.

Storrs Pond, 59 Oak Hill Dr, Hanover, NH

For full details call: (603) 643-2134 or (603) 643-5315

Sep
25
2:00 pm14:00

Tales Told By Simon Brooks - Henniker NH

There is only one Henniker in the world, and there is only one storyteller from New London, New Hampshire, New England, New World called Simon Brooks!

Come and listen to Simon telling his award-wining tales to you and your family at this all age event. It's FREE!

Simon’s been entrancing audiences for over 10 years. His tales, both live and on his award winning recordings, combine the intensity of solo performance with the intimacy of face-to-face conversations, delighting all.

Simon Brooks began storytelling to groups and family audiences in 1991 in England, becoming a professional teller in 2003 in American.  Born in England and making many trips in and out of Wales, Simon was raised on traditional tales. The love of his work is as inherent as his love of stories.  After you have finished your journey into Simon’s stories, you will wonder how so many memorable characters and voices came out of one man. Audiences, even the most skeptical, leave Simon's presentations fully understanding the magic inherent in a story powerfully told.

Simon performs and teaches at hundreds of venues including schools, colleges, libraries, businesses, museums, camps, private venues and festivals.

Tucker Library,
31 Western Avenue, Henniker, NH 03242
603-428-3471

Sep
23
Sep 25

White Mountain Storytelling Festival

White Mountain Storytelling Festival
Waterville Valley Town Square, Waterville Valley, NH

Town Square
Route 49, Village Road
Waterville Valley, NH

A weekend of stories beginning Friday night with ghost stories at the gazebo at 7pm.
A full day of stories begins at 10am with stories by the incredible Jackson Gilman. A wonderful performer and wonderful man. The headliner adn feature this year is the amazing Sharon Kennedy. I, for one, I am very much looking forward to seeing and hearing her. The day continues with stories from New Hampshire Talkers, Rebecca Rule and Joel Sherburne, Anne Jennison, Fayen Hanson, Ela Ramsey and myself.

I will be sharing the stage with Anne Jennison, another wonderful, warm human being and grand storyteller. We are presenting family tales in the Meeting Place of Town Square at 4pm.

Stories continue on Sunday morning at 9.30am with Sacred Stories by Lauretta Phillips, John Sanders, Sharon Wood, Peter Brodeur, Ruth Niven and Claire Chandler.

This is a great event to see many different, talented storytellers in one place in a day!

There is also a chili cook-off at lunchtime. It can't be better than this, can it?!

Full details can be found here: http://www.nhstorytelling.org/festival

 

Aug
21
11:59 am11:59

The Fells, Hay Day! - Stories for families

An opportunity to visit the wonderful Fells, visit the buildings and beautiful gardens, see the sculptures and hear stories by Simon Brooks. Other activities will also be going on Hay Day at 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 a special performance by The New London Barn Playhouse Junior Players. Come and watch demonstrations by Billings Farms and local craft people. Explore nature trails; create a fairy house in the Fairy Village: discover Art in Nature 2016: 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.

The Fells
456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH 03255
603-763-4789

Day event is 10 am until 3pm.

Stories begin at noon

Aug
10
6:30 pm18:30

Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading for the family - Epsom, NH

Come to this fun event for all the family fitting in with the national summer readers theme - Ready, Set, Read!

Epsom Public Library
Dover Road, Epsom, NH
Free
 

“On your mark! Get Set! Off you go then,” said Bear to Beaver and Turtle to see who was fastest. With permission from Joseph Bruchac, Simon Brooks will be telling this Seneca story, as well as many other tales from all over the world in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Races to win hearts (kissing stories), races against time (adventure stories), and getting into the game is what every hero of a story does! He might not be playing football (soccer), but British storyteller Simon Brooks puts equal amounts of energy into his telling as Tim Howard, Gareth Bale, Alex Morgan, Homara Sawa, or Abby Wambach do playing on the field. The most jaded audience will find the power and magic in the stories Simon tells, whether 5 years old, 13, or an adult care provider. These family shows are highlights in many communities, bring Simon’s stories to yours.

Aug
9
7:00 pm19:00

Stories for Summer - Warner NH

Potentially a nice summer evening listening to stories based on the summer reading program theme - Ready, Set, Read! Sponsored by the Pillsbury Free Library, Warner, NH.

“On your mark! Get Set! Off you go then,” said Bear to Beaver and Turtle to see who was fastest. With permission from Joseph Bruchac, Simon Brooks will be telling this Seneca story, as well as many other tales from all over the world in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Races to win hearts (kissing stories), races against time (adventure stories), and getting into the game is what every hero of a story does! He might not be playing football (soccer), but British storyteller Simon Brooks puts equal amounts of energy into his telling as Tim Howard, Gareth Bale, Alex Morgan, Homara Sawa, or Abby Wambach do playing on the field. The most jaded audience will find the power and magic in the stories Simon tells, whether 5 years old, 13, or an adult care provider.

If we have clear skies, stories will be heard in the park next door to the library. (If it rains we will be in the Town Hall!)

East Main Street, Warner, NH
603-456-2289
7pm - Star o'clock!

Free!

Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Producer's Faire - Magic, horse and cart rides, Storytelling - Lebanon NH

A wonderful event for kids of all ages. Stories from all over the world, folk tales, fairy tales, silly tales, but no donkey tails! Come and see and hear celebrated British storyteller Simon Brooks work his magic on you and your wards! You will leave understanding the magic in a story powerfully told.

A fun-filled day for all ages with magic, live music,  face painting, and a special performance by Simon Brooks. Free food to sample (great free food to sample) at this free outdoor event.

Simon has been performing at the Producer's Faire since 2008 and is part of the staple ingredients there for a fabulous fun-filled event!

COOP Food Store, Lebanon
12 Centerra Parkway
Lebanon, NH 03766

(603) 643-4889

Aug
4
10:30 am10:30

Ready, Set, Stories! - Peterborough, NH

Returning to Peterborough Public Library for families!

“On your mark! Get Set! Off you go then,” said Bear to Beaver and Turtle to see who was fastest. With permission from Joseph Bruchac, Simon Brooks will be telling this Seneca story, as well as many other tales from all over the world in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Races to win hearts (kissing stories), races against time (adventure stories), and getting into the game is what every hero of a story does! He might not be playing football (soccer), but British storyteller Simon Brooks puts equal amounts of energy into his telling as Tim Howard, Gareth Bale, Alex Morgan, Homara Sawa, or Abby Wambach do playing on the field. The most jaded audience will find the power and magic in the stories Simon tells, whether 5 years old, 13, or an adult care provider. These family shows are highlights in many communities!

 

Free

Peterborough Public Library
Sponsored event, at:

Gazebo Union Street, Peterbourough NH

Aug
3
6:30 pm18:30

Ready, Set - Newfields!

“On your mark! Get Set! Off you go then,” said Bear to Beaver and Turtle to see who was fastest. With permission from Joseph Bruchac, Simon Brooks will be telling this Seneca story, as well as many other tales from all over the world in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Races to win hearts (kissing stories), races against time (adventure stories), and getting into the game is what every hero of a story does! He might not be playing football (soccer), but British storyteller Simon Brooks puts equal amounts of energy into his telling as Tim Howard, Gareth Bale, Alex Morgan, Homara Sawa, or Abby Wambach do playing on the field. The most jaded audience will find the power and magic in the stories Simon tells, whether 5 years old, 13, or an adult care provider.

Paul Public Library, 76 Main Street, Newfields, NH
603-778-8169

Free!

Aug
2
6:30 pm18:30

A World of Stories for families - New Boston, NH

This free event is ideal for families and will be held at the Whipple Free Library

“On your mark! Get Set! Off you go then,” said Bear to Beaver and Turtle to see who was fastest. With permission from Joseph Bruchac, Simon Brooks will be telling this Seneca story, as well as many other tales from all over the world in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Races to win hearts (kissing stories), races against time (adventure stories), and getting into the game is what every hero of a story does! He might not be playing football (soccer), but British storyteller Simon Brooks puts equal amounts of energy into his telling as Tim Howard, Gareth Bale, Alex Morgan, Homara Sawa, or Abby Wambach do playing on the field. The most jaded audience will find the power and magic in the stories Simon tells, whether 5 years old, 13, or an adult care provider.

Whipple Free Library, 67 Mount Vernon Road, New Boston, NH
603-487-3391
2nd August, 2016
6.30pm
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Jul
27
1:00 pm13:00

Stories for the Family - Laconia

A fun filled event by Smilin' Simon, Simon Brooks, Storyteller!
Come one come all, to the Gym of the Community Center at 306 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH at 12.45 pm for a 1pm start.

Simon's tales enlighten and entertain all ages - there really is something for everyone!

Tales from Europe and other places around the world, told with his Genuine British Accent, sound effects, and fabulous character voices, Simon will pull you into a world of stories from long ago, but told for a modern audience.

 

Laconia Public Library, sponsoring an event at
Laconia Community Center, 306 Union Avenue, Laconia NH
(Library number) 603-524-4775

Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

Story Space - Simon Brooks in Boston, MA!

Come and celebrate my post birthday on the 26th July, in Cambridge, MA. As the Story Space website says:

From UK via NH, Simon treks down from the Granite State to share his inimitable take on classic folk and fairy tales, personal stories and/or who-knows-what-all else. Always hugely entertaining, Simon is matched by few storytellers for his zany characterizations and lightning-fast wit.

Story Space is every Tuesday • Storytellers of all ages, levels, & experience are welcome • First-time Tellers encouraged • Open Telling (8-minute slots, sign up by 7:00), followed by a Feature (that would be me this time!) • $5.00 Requested Donation •

WHERE: Out of the Blue Too Gallery, 541 Mass Ave (Central Sq), Cambridge, MA
TIME: Stories (open telling) starts at 7pm, followed by feature Simon Brooks

For more info (including parking - very important!) go here: http://storyspace.org/Home.asp

Jul
20
1:00 pm13:00

Ready, Set, Go! Summer Reading for families - Colebrook, NH

“On your mark! Get Set! Off you go then,” said Bear to Beaver and Turtle to see who was fastest. With permission from Joseph Bruchac, Simon Brooks will be telling this Seneca story, as well as many other tales from all over the world in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Races to win hearts (kissing stories), races against time (adventure stories), and getting into the game is what every hero of a story does! He might not be playing football (soccer), but British storyteller Simon Brooks puts equal amounts of energy into his telling as Tim Howard, Gareth Bale, Alex Morgan, Homara Sawa, or Abby Wambach do playing on the field. The most jaded audience will find the power and magic in the stories Simon tells, whether 5 years old, 13, or an adult care provider.

Stories may vary from SR event to SR event.

Colebrook Public Library

126 Main Street, Colebrook, NH 03576
603-237-4808

Free

Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

Ready, Set - Rye!

“On your mark! Get Set! Off you go then,” said Bear to Beaver and Turtle to see who was fastest. With permission from Joseph Bruchac, Simon Brooks will be telling this Seneca story, as well as many other tales from all over the world in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Races to win hearts (kissing stories), races against time (adventure stories), and getting into the game is what every hero of a story does! He might not be playing football (soccer), but British storyteller Simon Brooks puts equal amounts of energy into his telling as Tim Howard, Gareth Bale, Alex Morgan, Homara Sawa, or Abby Wambach do playing on the field. The most jaded audience will find the power and magic in the stories Simon tells, whether 5 years old, 13, or an adult care provider.

Stories may vary from SR event to SR event.

Rye Public Library, 581 Washington Road, Rye, NH
603-964-8401

FREE!

Jul
15
2:00 pm14:00

Fun, fantastic family stories - Fiske Free Library, Claremont NH

Come and see Simon in Claremont, New Hampshire for this free event at the Fiske Free Library. Always a good time, always fun and always for the family.

A wonderful event for kids of all ages. Stories from all over the world, folk tales, fairy tales, silly tales, but no donkey tails! Come and see and hear celebrated British storyteller Simon Brooks work his magic on you and your wards! You will leave understanding the magic in a story powerfully told.

Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad Street, Claremont, NH
603-542-7017

Jul
13
12:30 pm12:30

Stories With Simon - Franklin, NH

A wonderful event for kids of all ages. Stories from all over the world, folk tales, fairy tales, silly tales, but no donkey tails! Come and see and hear celebrated British storyteller Simon Brooks work his magic on you and your wards! You will leave understanding the magic in a story powerfully told.

Come and see Simon and hear him tell tales at the Franklin Public Library, 310 Central Street, Franklin, NH 03235

12.30 noon

603-934-2911

Free event!

Jul
11
6:30 pm18:30

Summer Stories, Dover, NH

A wonderful event for kids of all ages. Stories from all over the world, folk tales, fairy tales, silly tales, but no donkey tails! Come and see and hear celebrated British storyteller Simon Brooks work his magic on you and your wards! You will leave understanding the magic in a story powerfully told.

Come see Simon and hear Simon tell his tales at Dover Public Library - Free Event
Dover Public Library, 73 Locust Street, Dover, NH

603-516-6052

6.30 pm.

Fun for all!

Jul
7
12:00 pm12:00

Stories in the Park - Lebanon NH

Come one, come all to an outdoor event in Lebanon NH. Not all of us can get to Central Park, but right in the middle of the Upper Valley, there is Colburn Park, smack in the middle of Lebanon, New Hampshire. Bring a blanket and a picnic!

This will be a wonderful event of stories, old and new! Free and open to the public!

For all details, please go to:

https://sites.google.com/a/lebnh.net/recreation/home/docs/summer-entertainment/thursday-s-in-the-park

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Colburn Park, North Park Street, Lebanon, NH 03766

Jul
6
6:15 am06:15

Ready, Set Sunapee!

“On your mark! Get Set! Off you go then,” said Bear to Beaver and Turtle to see who was fastest. With permission from Joseph Bruchac, Simon Brooks will be telling this Seneca story, as well as many other tales from all over the world in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Races to win hearts (kissing stories), races against time (adventure stories), and getting into the game is what every hero of a story does! He might not be playing football (soccer), but British storyteller Simon Brooks puts equal amounts of energy into his telling as Tim Howard, Gareth Bale, Alex Morgan, Homara Sawa, or Abby Wambach do playing on the field. The most jaded audience will find the power and magic in the stories Simon tells, whether 5 years old, 13, or an adult care provider.

Stories may vary from SR event to SR event.

Abbott Library
11 Soonipi Circle, Sunapee, NH
FREE!
6.15pm

 

Jun
30
1:00 pm13:00

Ready, Set - READ! - Alstead, NH

“On your mark! Get Set! Off you go then,” said Bear to Beaver and Turtle to see who was fastest. With permission from Joseph Bruchac, Simon Brooks will be telling this Seneca story, as well as many other tales from all over the world in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Races to win hearts (kissing stories), races against time (adventure stories), and getting into the game is what every hero of a story does! He might not be playing football (soccer), but British storyteller Simon Brooks puts equal amounts of energy into his telling as Tim Howard, Gareth Bale, Alex Morgan, Homara Sawa, or Abby Wambach do playing on the field. The most jaded audience will find the power and magic in the stories Simon tells, whether 5 years old, 13, or an adult care provider. These family shows are highlights in many communities, bring Simon’s stories to yours.

Shedd-Porter Memorial Library
3 Main Street, Alstead, NH
603-835-6661

FREE!
 

Jun
29
10:30 am10:30

Ready, Set, Go! Summer Reading for families - Durham, NH

“On your mark! Get Set! Off you go then,” said Bear to Beaver and Turtle to see who was fastest. With permission from Joseph Bruchac, Simon Brooks will be telling this Seneca story, as well as many other tales from all over the world in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Races to win hearts (kissing stories), races against time (adventure stories), and getting into the game is what every hero of a story does! He might not be playing football (soccer), but British storyteller Simon Brooks puts equal amounts of energy into his telling as Tim Howard, Gareth Bale, Alex Morgan, Homara Sawa, or Abby Wambach do playing on the field. The most jaded audience will find the power and magic in the stories Simon tells, whether 5 years old, 13, or an adult care provider.

Stories may vary from SR event to SR event.

Durham Public Library

49 Madbury Road, Durham, NH
603-868-6699

Free!