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 & TimeEventVenue/Location
Saturday 27 July, 10am-5pmField of StoriesWillow Walk, Wimborne
Saturday 27 July, 7pmSaragossa Manuscript & Fall of the HouseWillow Walk, Wimborne
Sunday 28 July, 3-10pmStorytellers Showcase SundayWillow Walk, Wimborne
Monday 29 July, 11am & 1.30pmMindfulness WalksCannon Hill Wood, Colehill
Monday 29 July, 10.30amThe Ugly Duckling (with Sea Legs Puppet Theatre)The Reef, Colehill
Monday 29 July 2.30pmThe Selfish Giant (with Sea Legs Puppet Theatre)The Reef, Colehill
Monday 29 July, 7pmJack O'London (with Cath Edwards)Church House, Wimborne
Tuesday 30 July, 10amFolk Tales & Bug HotelsWalford Mill, Wimborne
Tuesday 30 July, 2pmLove and Duty (with Cath Edwards)Allendale House, Wimborne
Tuesday 30 July, 7pm6 False Starts, Tales from My Racing Life (with Caroline Baldock)Allendale House, Wimborne
Tuesday 30 July 7.30pmThe Chapel at Midnight (with Mike Rogers)Chapel, Wimborne Cemetery
Wednesday 31 July, 2pmHighwaymen's Tales (with Caroline Baldock)Church House, Wimborne
Wednesday 31 July, 2.30pmThe Dancing Turtle (with Treehouse Theatre)Wimborne Model Town
Wednesday 31 July, 7.30pmWatch the Wall My Darling (with Ellie Brooks)St Hubert's Church, Corfe Mullen
Thursday 1 August, 10.30am & 3pmBoggarts and How to Trick Them Trail (with Ursula Holden Gill)Priest's House Museum Garden, Wimborne
Thursday 1 August, 1pmAll The World's A Stage (with Ursula Holden Gill)Priest's House Museum Garden, Wimborne
Thursday 1 August, 2.30pmLeaf, Root and Branch (with Lisa Schneidau)Physick Garden, Wimborne
Thursday 1 August, 7.30pmTangle of the Commons (with Lisa Schneidau)Walford Mill, Wimborne
Friday 2 August, 10amLittle Red Riding Hood (with Booster Cushion Theatre - An Artz+ Event)Allendale Centre, Wimborne
Friday 2 August, 2.30pmOld MacDonald and the Three Pigs Plus (with Booster Cushion Theatre)Allendale Centre, Wimborne
Friday 2 August, 2.30pmSaxon Tales - Of Gods, Myths & Monsters (with Dave Tonge)Wimborne Minster Church
Friday 2 August, 8.30pmWalking in the Field of Stars - Stories from the Night Sky (with Lizzie Bryant)Down Farm, Cranborne Chase
Saturday 3 August, 2pmMedieval Tales - Dame Fortune's Wheel and the Three Estates (with Dave Tonge)Canford School, nr Wimborne