Michael  Loader

Michael Loader SOMERSET STORYFEST

A little bit about us…

Somerset Storyfest (a not for profit organisation) was founded in 2012 to bring a wide range of high quality storytelling events for all ages to the county of Somerset. Since then we have run events in B&NES, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Since 2012 we have offered performances, workshops and activities to an audience of over 3,900, run 59 events whilst employing 63 people.
Visits to our website between the 2013 and 2014 festivals rose from 4,000 to 11,000. In November 2014 we reached 21,000 and April 2017 marked 42,000.
Since 2014 we have extended our work by running a number of summer events reaching audiences of 2500.

Notable venues have included the Brewhouse in Taunton, St George’s in Bristol, The Egg in Bath, Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon, the National Arboretum in Westonbirt, Birmingham Symphony Hall, WOMAD in Malmesbury as well as a host of schools, museums and libraries.

Somerset Storyfest, founded in 2012, brings a variety of Storytelling and story themed events to the county of Somerset. In our first year we secured enough funding to organise ten events in and around the Taunton are, with visits to three Somerset primary schools, Musgrove Park Children's Hospital, the Museum Of Somerset, the Brewhouse and Halsway Manor.

Over the past few years we have been awarded funding to run eight intergenerational and multicultural projects in local communities in B&NES, North Somerset, Bristol and Somerset exploring issues from the past and present through creative activities alongside 'outside' experts and organisations, eg Royal British Legion, LinkAge and the M-Shed.

For full details of this year's festival www.somersetstoryfest.co.uk
Also look at our Facebook page for up to date news of SSF and other 'outside' events.

View my website http://www.somersetstoryfest.co.uk/

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My News

New film about Michael Loader storyteller / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-04-17T00:00:00Z">Mon 17 Apr 2017</span>New film about Michael Loader storyteller / Mon 17 Apr 2017

Here is a new short film about my work as a storyteller after our Glorious Greeks show at St George's in Bristol in October 2016

Calling all artists! North Somerset Arts Week 28th April – 7th M / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-09-16T00:00:00Z">Fri 16 Sep 2016</span>Calling all artists! North Somerset Arts Week 28th April – 7th M / Fri 16 Sep 2016

North Somerset Arts is offering another opportunity for Artists to showcase their work in the local area at Arts Week 2017. Next year is the return...

My Events

BEETHOVEN&apos;S 4 SEASONS with Wild Words / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-08-23T00:00:00Z">Wed 23</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2017-08-25T00:00:00Z">Fri 25 Aug 2017</span> <span>(3 days)</span>BEETHOVEN'S 4 SEASONS with Wild Words / Wed 23 to Fri 25 Aug 2017 (3 days)

Beethoven's 4 Seasons Join Wild Words for a new and original story for families, with live music from the sublime sonatas, concertos and symphonies...

BEETHOVEN&apos;S 4 SEASONS with Wild Words / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-07-09T00:00:00Z">Sun 09 Jul 2017</span>BEETHOVEN'S 4 SEASONS with Wild Words / Sun 09 Jul 2017

Beethoven's 4 Seasons Join Wild Words for a new and original story for families, with live music from the sublime sonatas, concertos and symphonies...

THE BLACKSMITH &amp; THE STORYTELLER / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-05-13T00:00:00Z">Sat 13 May 2017</span>THE BLACKSMITH & THE STORYTELLER / Sat 13 May 2017

THE BLACKSMITH & THE STORYTELLER Family Storytelling and Blacksmithing experience Listen to and take part in traditional stories, as well as helpi...