At last! A festival of storytelling shows for families. We’ve got together so many different storytellers, with so many different styles, and telling so many different stories – but the thing that they all have in common is that they’re all jolly marvellous! Expect proper fairies, demons, brave heroes, warrior princesses, wild gods, trolls and crazy witches – in shows which are as much fun for the grown-ups as they are for the children.
A rumbustious Russian fairytale full of wild trickery. A soldier determined to outwit death discovers that a good game of cards can get you both into, and out of, a whole lot of trouble… For all bold and brave children aged 8+ and their adults.
Nell Phoenix tells two wild fairytales about lawless, slobbering giants and the fleet-footed, quick-brained young folk who set out to defeat them. For children aged 6+ and any adults brave enough to accompany them.
Trickster, magical animals, mysterious transformations – a mythological, zoological adventure with a wild storyteller and master of mimicry as your tour-guide… For everyone aged 7 and up.
Flying through the air in a giant mortar, one leg made of iron and the other made of wood, Baba Yaga, Granny bandylegs is hungry! Would you like to meet her?! For families with children aged 8+.
Meet Anansi – the original mythical Spiderman who’s deeds and misdeeds have earned him the doubtful reputation of being the wiliest of tricksters and a master of transformation. For families with children aged 7+.
Sally Pomme Clayton
Sally Pomme Clayton brings us three fabulous Greek myths for kids! Gods, goddesses, snakes, thunderbolts, flying horses and heroes… For everyone aged 7 and up.
A romper stomper fairytale in which everything happens in threes; Warrior Princesses pick fights with immortal monsters; Baba Yaga is a horse wrangler and our hero, Ivan, will prove his worth…eventually. For everyone aged 7 and up.
Clare Muireann Murphy
Embark on a ferocious journey of Irish myths for kids – complete with warriors, one-eyed monsters, shape-shifters and proper fairies. For everyone aged 7 and up.
Learn tricks with string; discover how to make a dead chicken out of a tea-towel; fold paper-aeroplanes; share your party tricks and playground rhymes, and help us collect as many jokes as we can (daft ones, clever ones, even rather rude ones). Professor Benjamin Thespian Dash (AKA Ben Haggarty) is in search of the stuff we know, but never write down.
Over the afternoons of the two weekends of the Fabularium Festival, anyone can pop into our Museum of Almost Forgotten Things (it may seem pretty empty to you, but don’t be fooled)…to learn stuff and share stuff and record the best jokes you know.
FOR EVERYONE: Adults with children, children with adults, and adults with adults!