Evening events, Days out, Storytelling

17 events

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Sleepover at the Museum

See what happens in the museum after hours by spending the night. There's torch lit tours, activities and games for all the family.

The Novium, Chichester

Fri 16 May

£15 / 01243 775888

  • 19:00

Women in The Fringe II

The Art of Storytelling',Workshop 3pm-6pm by donation, Lesley O'Brien invites visual artists and creative writers to enjoy the stories and make their own creations in whatever medium desired, please bring own pens, pencils, chalk, paints, paper etc.

Carlton Studios, Glasgow

Sat 24 May

Free Donation expected / 0141 429 5723

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 20:00 – 15:00

Word Play

Open mic night (five-minute slots) with acoustic music, poetry and prose, hosted by the Word Factory.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 7 May

£2 suggested donation / 0141 552 4267

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wed 4 Jun

£2 suggested donation / 0141 552 4267

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wed 2 Jul

£2 suggested donation / 0141 552 4267

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Atropa Nights

Inspired by her study of herbal medicine and love of literature and folklore. Amanda's stories bristle and intoxicate with a chilling mixture of lust and revenge. These highly original tales are brought to life in an evening of decidedly adult storytelling with bewitching original live music by Louise Cairns.

Govanhill Baths, Glasgow

Wed 14 May

£5 / 0141 433 2999

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 20:30 – 21:30

Bernadette Russell: 366 Days of Kindness

Bernadette Russell's one-woman storytelling/stand-up show, which recounts her mission to be kind to a stranger every day for an entire year (plus one day).

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Wed 28 May

£12 (£10) / 0292 030440

  • 20:00

Derby Theatre

Fri 25 Apr

£9 (£6) / 01332 593939

  • 20:00
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BOOKMARK Blairgowrie Rattray and the Glens Book Festival

A new weekend book festival for Blairgowrie and Rattray with guest authors and a range of events including an interactive children's programme.

The Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie

Fri 10 Oct

prices vary

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Bright Club: Dundee

A spectacular collision of comedy and academia, brought to you from some of the city's brightest professors and entertainers.

Braes Bar, Dundee

Tue 22 Apr

£5 / 01382 386660

Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30

Bright Club: Glasgow

Bright Club features its usual intoxicating blend of comedy and academia as lecturers from the city's universities turn their studies into entertaining stories.

The Stand, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

£5 / 0844 335 8879

  • 20:30

Café Voices

A relaxed session of oral storytelling, poetry by memory, music and song.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 15 May

Over-14s only

£5 / 0131 556 9579

Tonight it's 'Barbecued Husbands!', based on myths sourced by anthropologist Bett Mindlin, with Brazilian storyteller Ana Lines.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 12 Jun

Over-14s only

£5 / 0131 556 9579

Traditional Scottish tales as Calum Lykan launches An Audience with Bannockburn.

  • 19:00 – 21:00
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City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

Black Hart Entertainment. A terrifying journey into the lair of the word famous Mackenzie Poltergeist, the best documented supernatural case in history. Our walks combine the weirdest stories, wickedest humour and wildest history. City of the Dead has been named 'Britain's Best Ghost Walk' (Yahoo!Travel, Scare.com…

Outside St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Outside St. Giles Cathedral

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 9044

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Outside St. Giles Cathedral

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 9044

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Outside St. Giles Cathedral

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 9044

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug

Guid Crack Club

Regular storytelling club involving song and music aplenty.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Jun

Suggested donation £3 / 0131 556 9579

  • 19:30

Waverley Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Suggested donation £3 / 0131 557 1050

Tongiht, Andy Hunter and Claire Druett tell stories from both sides of the border for 'Crossing Borders: Scotland & England'.

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Fri 30 May

Suggested donation £3 / 0131 557 1050

Lindsey Gibb leads a night of improvised stories!

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Fri 27 Jun

Suggested donation £3 / 0131 557 1050

It's time to 'Span the World with Stories' as storyteller Jackie Carothers shares stories from a range of countries.

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Hearth and Home

Gather round and make yourselves comfortable for this wonderfully cosy and entertaining evening! With a drink from the bar and some warming stovies, we are sharing the evocative music and poetry traditionally enjoyed around the glowing hearth of every home, carefully picked from our amazing archive. The Tarfside…

The Glenesk Retreat & Folk Museum, Brechin

Sat 17 May

£7 (Children £2 under 12) / 01356 670304

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 19:30 – 21:45

Juliette Burton: When I Grow Up

Burton transforms her autobiography into a 'docu-comedy' exploring the gap between our childhood dreams and our grown-up realities.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 17 Jun

Over-10s only

£8 (£6) / 0131 556 9579

  • 19:30

Lights Out Listening Group

Take a torch to this radiophonic aural experiment in the dark. Participants are encouraged to submit details of audio pieces or live spoken word works in advance to the organisers.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0141 222 2254

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Natural Born Storytellers

An evening of one of the oldest form of entertainment in the world – storytelling.

The Camden Head, London NW1

Wed 21 May

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7485 4019

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Wed 18 Jun

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7485 4019

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Wed 16 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7485 4019

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Rosie Wilby: Nineties Woman

The comedian recounts her time as an early 90s feminist in this interactive, multimedia storytelling event that looks at the collective of women who set up Matrix, York University’s feminist newspaper.

Exeter Phoenix

Sun 4 May

Voodoo Lounge

£8; £6 disabled ( £6) / 01392 667080

  • 20:00

The Junction, Cambridge

Fri 30 May

J2

£8 / 01223 578000

  • 20:00

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 2 May

£8 (£6) / 0845 874 3001