Sting in the Tale, a festival of stories
27th July to 3rd August 2019
This year sees the return of the much loved Sting in the Tale festival which will open with a flourish with ‘Field of Stories’ a full day of FREE family storytelling, crafts and activities on Saturday 27th July.
Two giant tipis on Willow Walk will provide the venue for stories for families and children during the day, colourful tales will be accompanied by puppet shows, street theatre, music and crafts. The day will finish with a headline performance, for adults, by internationally storyteller Giles Abbott in the evening (ticketed).
Applications for trade/charity stalls for Field of Stories are now open, to apply download and return the application form.
A full programme of events and activities follow Field of Stories, from Sunday 28th July through to Saturday 3rd August. So don’t forgot to pick up your copy of our colourful brochure, available in mid-June, or download a copy of the Sting in the Tale 2019 Programme here!
In the meantime, here is what is coming up!
|Date & Time||Event||Venue/Location|
|Saturday 27 July, 10am-5pm||Field of Stories||Willow Walk, Wimborne|
|Saturday 27 July, 7pm||Fall of the House & The Saragossa Manuscript (with Giles Abbott & Michael Dacre)||Willow Walk, Wimborne|
|Sunday 28 July, 3-10pm||Storytellers Showcase Sunday||Willow Walk, Wimborne|
|Monday 29 July, 11am & 1.30pm||Mindfulness Walks (with Solstice Storytelling Circle)||Cannon Hill Wood, Colehill|
|Monday 29 July, 10.30am||The Ugly Duckling (with Sea Legs Puppet Theatre)||The Reef, Colehill|
|Monday 29 July 2.30pm||The Selfish Giant (with Sea Legs Puppet Theatre)||The Reef, Colehill|
|Monday 29 July, 7pm||Jack O'London (with Cath Edwards)||Church House, Wimborne|
|Tuesday 30 July, 10am||Folk Tales & Bug Hotels||Walford Mill, Wimborne|
|Tuesday 30 July, 2pm||Love and Duty (with Cath Edwards)||Allendale House, Wimborne|
|Tuesday 30 July, 7pm||6 False Starts - Tales From My Racing Life (with Caroline Baldock)||Allendale House, Wimborne|
|Tuesday 30 July 7.30pm||The Chapel at Midnight (with Mike Rogers)||Chapel, Wimborne Cemetery|
|Wednesday 31 July, 2pm||Highwaymen's Tales (with Caroline Baldock)||Church House, Wimborne|
|Wednesday 31 July, 2.30pm||The Dancing Turtle (with Treehouse Theatre)||Wimborne Model Town|
|Wednesday 31 July, 7.30pm||Watch the Wall My Darling (with Ellie Brooks)||St Hubert's Church, Corfe Mullen|
|Thursday 1 August, 10.30am & 3pm||Boggarts and How To Trick Them Trail (with Ursula Holden Gill)||Priest's House Museum Garden, Wimborne|
|Thursday 1 August, 1pm||All The World's A Stage (with Ursula Holden Gill)||Priest's House Museum Garden, Wimborne|
|Thursday 1 August, 2.30pm||Leaf, Root and Branch (with Lisa Schneidau)||Physick Garden, Wimborne|
|Thursday 1 August, 7.30pm||Tangle of the Commons (with Lisa Schneidau)||Walford Mill, Wimborne|
|Friday 2 August, 10am||Little Red Riding Hood (with Booster Cushion Theatre - An Artz+ Event)||Allendale Centre, Wimborne|
|Friday 2 August, 2.30pm||Old MacDonald and the Three Pigs Plus (with Booster Cushion Theatre)||Allendale Centre, Wimborne|
|Friday 2 August, 2.30pm||Saxon Tales - of Gods, Myths & Monsters (with Dave Tonge)||Wimborne Minster Church|
|Friday 2 August, 8.30pm||Walking in the Field of Stars - Stories from the Night Sky (with Lizzie Bryant)||Down Farm, Cranborne Chase|
|Saturday 3 August, 2pm||Medieval Tales - Dame Fortune's Wheel and the Three Estates (with Dave Tonge)||Canford School, nr Wimborne|