Presented as part of Tellit – the UK's first ever festival of true-life storytellingTellit is the UK's first ever festival of true-life storytelling, celebrating the art of sharing stories through a curated series of events, shows and workshops. Tellit Festival's favourite storytellers, poets and spoken word artists will be sharing stories from their lives through a variety of art forms, so prepare to be enthralled, moved, tickled and entertained by those who tell it best.
They've handpicked artists who revel in sharing their personal truths on stage, from poets to storytellers, musicians to diary readers; they want to showcase the many artforms that give audiences a window into another person's life.
The Storytellers tonight are:
- Paul Cree
.An amazing storyteller, with turns of phrases to die for and an effortless rhyming flow.
- Jo Blake Cave
Her dynamic, poetic performances explore the meeting place between traditional and contemporary practices, taking the form of site-specific events and staged performances for theatre spaces.
- Matt Cummins
A spoken word artist, and one-half of the long running London open mic night Forget What You Heard. He'll be bringing his hip-hop forged, home truth flavoured rhythmic stylings along, so expect primary colours and poems about parents
- Charmaine Wombwell
Charmaine's work is influenced by clowns, love, music and the tragic comedy found in the desperation of heartbreak.
- Jane Nash and Dan Milne
Jane and Dan have produced a series of storytelling shows and run Narativ, which provides storytelling training. They'll be performing a story from two perspectives, in what promises to be an unconventional take on a usual narrative.
- Ellen Waddell
A story by the acclaimed performer and former rock star Ellen Waddell, who'll deliver an extract from her show about the value of truth in today's society.
- Amir Darwish
Amir Darwish is a British Syrian poet and writer of Kurdish origin. Arriving in Britain as an asylum seeker in 2003, he completed an MA from Durham and has published work across the continents.
- Jools Constant
A perfect blend of storytelling, pathos and comedy from a truly engaging performer.
- Helen Black
Helen will be reading extracts from her teenage diaries drawing inspiration from her monthly Dear Diary open-mic show, which she runs at The Canvas Cafe.