FESTIVAL

ST. JOHN’S STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 10 – 15, 2017

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH

FESTIVAL LAUNCH {5:00 – 7:00 PM} The Rocket Room – Rocket Bakery

Celebrate the launch of the festival with performances by Jack Lynch & Len Graham, balladeers and storytellers from Ireland, and tasty snacks and bevvies from Rocket.
FREE

STORY CIRCLE {7:30 – 9:30 PM} The Crow’s Nest Officer’s Club

Join us for one of the most popular events of the festival: our storytelling circle! Hosted by Christine Hennebury and featuring Dave Penny, Chris Brookes, and the brave storytellers of our open mic! Get there early, it’s bound to fill up quick.
$10 – at the door; cash only

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH

ENGAGING EVENINGS at THE ROOMS: JACK LYNCH & LEN GRAHAM
{7:00 – 8:00 PM} The Rooms

Tall tales, splendid songs and wickedly wise words. Two of Ireland’s finest performers conspire to delight you with an entertaining show of great songs and heart-warming stories from the Irish tradition.
Free with admission.

FOLK NIGHT AT THE SHIP: TALES FROM LAND & SEA {9:00 – 11:00 PM) The Ship Pub

Stories from traplines, fishing vessels, foggy outports and more. Hosted by Dave Paddon and featuring tellers Joe Goudie, Angus Andersen, Amelia Reimer, and more! Plus an open mic and a door prize. In partnership with the NL Folk Arts Society.
$5 – at the door; cash only

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH  

COFFEE & CULTURE: JOE GOUDIE {2:30 – 3:30 PM} The Rooms

Master boat-builder Joe Goudie shares tales of his life and work in Labrador alongside one of his beautiful hand-built canoes in The Rooms Theater.
Free with admission.

 

ACROSS THE WESTERN OCEAN: LEN GRAHAM & JACK LYNCH {7:30 – 9:30 PM}
The Rocket Room at Rocket Bakery

Len Graham and Jack Lynch talk about their travels with copious illustrations of songs and stories from the Irish Tradition. An informative, light-hearted and interactive session with a chance for listeners to ask questions.
$15 – at the door; cash only

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

MEMORY MUG UP! A Townie Childhood: Growing up in Yesterday’s St. John’s {2:00 – 3:30 PM} Marjorie Mews Library

Come share your memories of growing up in the St. John’s of yesteryear; you bring the stories, we’ll supply the tea and biscuits…and even record your tale, if you like! Hosted by Dale Jarvis.
Free; pre-registration required. See library website for details:

STORIES FOR KIDS! With SHEREE FITCH {3:30 – 4:30 PM} AC Hunter Children’s Library

Sheree Fitch will charm and delight your young’uns with imaginative tales of adventurous mice, darling dragons and more, in this edition of Stories for Kids!
FREE

TALES FROM NEAR & AFAR {8:00 – 10:00 PM} The Rocket Room at Rocket Bakery

Folk tales, myths, and histories brought to life from as far away as the Ukraine and as close to home as The Narrows. Featuring stories from Brian Cherwick (Ukraine/NL), Gary Green (NL), and Sheree Fitch (BC). Hosted by Dale Jarvis.
$10 – at the door; cash only

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH

LIPSLIPPERY ADVENTURES: A STORYTELLING WORKSHOP with SHEREE FITCH {10:00 AM – 12:00 PM} Gower Street United Church Lecture Hall

After thirty years as published author in all genres and for all ages, veteran storyteller and poet Sheree Fitch talks about the importance of the oral tradition, how authentic voice translates into written work, and how to find balance between writing for the ear and telling the tale. Sheree will offer some guided exercises in this workshop she has used as writing teacher and storyteller for the past 25 years.

$25 – Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE by emailing storytellingstjohns@gmail.com

STORY WALK {2:00 – 3:30 PM} MUN Botanical Gardens

Discover trails and tales of enchantment in forests, gardens, ponds and fairy lands. Host Cathering Wright and featured tellers Sharon King-Campbell, Jack Lynch, Len Graham, and Louise Moyes will take you on a tour of the imagination during this story walk inspired by nature.
Stories are free with admission to the Botanical Garden.
In the event of rain stories will take place inside the MUN Botanical Garden building.

HOMESPUN: TALES OF RURAL NL {8:00 – 10:00 PM} Gower Street United Church Lecture Hall

An evening of tales, tunes, and recitations woven in rural Newfoundland and Labrador with Karen Carroll, Joe Goudie, and more! Hosted by Kelly Russell.
$10 – at the door; cash only

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

FAMILY SHOW with JACK LYNCH & LEN GRAHAM {3:00 – 4:00 PM} The Fluvarium

An Apple, A Golden Ball, A Giant Baby and a Tree Full of Monkeys! Len Graham and Jack Lynch invite you to a feast of Irish songs and stories for the whole family.
Free with admission.

 

 

VENUE ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

AC Hunter Children’s Library – Arts & Culture Centre, 95 Allandale Rd.

  • Wheelchair accessible from parking lot, elevator inside

 

Crow’s Nest Officer’s Club – 88 Water Street, halfway up the
War Memorial Park stairs between Water & Duckworth Street

  • 3 flights of narrow stairs totalling 52 steps – event on third floor
  • Washrooms on second floor

 

The Fluvarium – 5 Nagles Place

  • Wheelchair accessible from parking lot, elevator inside
  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms on main floor

 

Gower Street United Church Lecture Hall – 99 Queen’s Road

  • Wheelchair ramp from street
  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms

 

Marjorie Mews Library – 12 Highland Drive

  • Wheelchair ramp from street
  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • No automatic doors

 

MUN Botanical Gardens – 306 Mount Scio Road

  • A long-ish route! Boardwalks, dirt and gravel paths, some hills

 

The Rocket Room – Rocket Bakery, 272 Water Street

  • From main floor bakery: 2 staircases, approx. 15 steps each
  • From back – sloped gravel path to back entrance, wheelchair accessible
  • No automatic doors
  • Gender neutral washroom

 

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery – 9 Bonaventure Ave.

  • Accessible from street level by ramp, elevator inside
  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms

 

The Ship Pub – 265 Duckworth Street, halfway up the stairs between Water & Duckworth Street

  • From Water St. or Duckworth St. – approx. 16 steps
  • No automatic doors
  • Small washrooms

 

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