Join us for our Monthly Storytelling Circle:
Tuesday, February 13th,
7:30 PM
Hosted by Chris Brookes & Christina Smith
at The Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club, off Duckworth on the east side of the War Memorial
Admission: $5 (cash only)

Do you like listening to stories and recitations?
Would you like to learn more about storytelling?
Are you a storyteller at heart, looking for an audience?

Do you love a good story? Do you have one to tell? We welcome first-time and accomplished tellers, and first-time and accomplished listeners! Join us each month for an evening’s entertainment. Anyone interested in cultivating the traditional art of storytelling is invited to an informal gathering of storytellers and listeners. Every kind of story or recitation can be told as long as it’s by word of mouth, rather than being read aloud. We welcome storytellers of all kinds, from professionals to first-timers. Whether you are there to listen, to tell or to gather up your courage to tell a story, we’d love to see you.


Christina Smith and Chris Brookes didn’t meet on Valentine’s Day, but they did fall in love while practising their separate professions.  25 years ago Christina wAs a fiddler on tour in England with other Nfld trad musicians. Chris was a documentary maker recording a feature about them.

Today, as proprietor of Battery Radio Inc., Chris produces sound walk apps and documentaries.    Christina (aka the Battery Radio Orchestra) is the only remaining radio orchestra in Canada. She teaches and performs folk and classical music on stringed instruments in St. John’s.

This is their first attempt at ensemble storytelling.

The St. John’s Storytelling Circle runs from 7:30-9:30 at the Crow’s Nest Officer’s Club, with opportunities for new storytellers to spin a yarn. The Crow’s Nest is located off the public stairs at the east side of the War Memorial on Duckworth Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

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The Storytelling Circle meets on the SECOND TUESDAY of each month (Remembrance Day excepted)

The Storytelling Circle and other Festival events are cell phone-free zones and absolutely NO recording is permitted without the PRIOR permission of the teller and the organizers.


Storytelling Circle Hosts for 2018:

February 13th        Christina Smith and Chris Brookes
March 13th              Harry Ingram
April 10th                TBA
May 8th                      Dale Jarvis
June 12th                 TBA
July 10th                  Charis Cotter
August  14th            TBA
September 11th     Garry Green
October 9th             Festival
November 13th     TBA
December 11th      TBA

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