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GIG: The Storyteller’s Supper

Saturday 22 Oct 6pm–10pm, 2022


£20 includes a delicious home cooked meal.

Please advise us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

Join us for our annual ceilidh and story rounds with a delicious home cooked evening meal followed by tales and tunes to warm your heart. To celebrate the Autumn season the Tales in Trust team present a programme that celebrates ‘Harvest’. Passing on this wealth of folklore to storytellers and listeners alike, we hope to  ensure ‘all is safely gathered in’ for future generations.

This year alongside host Taffy will be guests Dave Tonge (the Norwich Yarnsmith), award-winning musician, singer & dancer Mossy Christian, and our story round MC Richard York (musician & storyteller).

Taffy Thomas MBE, England’s first storyteller laureate Taffy is the patron of The Society for Storytelling. Taffy received The English Folk Dance and Song Society Gold Badge award in December 2010. With Taffy’s head bursting with stories, riddles and folklore, professional storyteller Giles Abbot once commented, “when Taffy goes it will be like a library burning down.”

Mossy Christian: Award winning professional musician, singer, and dancer, Mossy Christian specialises in the musical traditions of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Drawing on a rich and diverse repertoire of traditional dance tunes and folk songs, charting the lives of everyday people, in their work and recreation, from the 1700s to the present day. Delighting audiences across the UK, with performances at festivals and folk clubs from Whitby to Sidmouth, Morpeth to Nottingham, his shows are a treat not to be missed. As a respected researcher, Mossy has presented and published multiple papers, on subjects including: ‘The Midwinter Traditions of Lincolnshire’, ‘The Musical Pennock Family of Goathland’, and the folk-song collectors Frank & Ethel Kidson.

Dave Tonge – the Yarnsmith of Norwich – is an author, historian and professional storyteller from Norfolk. Dave has been telling tales for over 20 years, traveling the land and spinning yarns at museums, heritage sites, festivals, fayres and schools all over the UK, including Halsway! His books ‘Tudor Folk Tales’, ‘Norfolk Folk Tales for Children’ and ‘Medieval Folk Tales for Children’ are available from The History Press.