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Welcome to the 2016 Sting in the Tale Festival

Below is the calendar for this year's events in August. Click any date between 5-15th to see all the shows for that day. You can also scroll down for a complete list of all upcoming events.

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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday 5th August
Sting in the Tale presents...

Games of the Gods


With Treehouse Theatre


As the world celebrates the opening of the Summer Olympics in Rio, this play takes us back to when it all began at the Ancient Games!

‘Games for the Gods’ can be thought of as a summer pantomime, with plenty of audience banter, larger than life characters, modern songs and humour.

Age suitability: Age 4 plus

Time: 2.00 pm

Duration:
1 hr 15 mins

Venue:
Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne. BH21 1AS

Ticket cost:
£4 Adult and child tickets

Booking:
East Dorset Heritage Trust on 01202 888992 or online at http://www.theallendale.org/ (booking fee applies). Limited tickets may be available on the day at Allendale Centre.

Special instructions:
The show has live music and parts for the audience members to dress up and join us on stage if they want to – it's VERY interactive!

Parking:
Allenview pay and display car park

Accessibility:
Level footpath from car park with easy access to Allendale Centre. Accessible facilities.
For additional information visit:
Performer website: http://www.treehousetheatre.com
Supported by: Wimborne Town Council

 

Saturday 6th August:


Saturday 6th August
Priest's House Museum presents..
Beowulf


With Rattlebox Theatre


A majestic feasting Hall- Heorot, sits proudly on a hill. Built on the orders of King Hrothgar of Denmark as a symbol of his power and wealth.
By day its gilded roof dazzles; by night its rafters ring with laughter and song.
All wonder at and praise its splendour.
Save one….

In the wild mist- wreathed marshes, lurks a monster-GRENDEL, Full of envy and hate; he would tear down Hall Heorot’s doors and devour all those within!

It is only the famed Warrior BEOWULF who might stand any chance against this creatures great strength; and reclaim the Hall for Denmark’s king.

Age suitability: Adults and children age 7 and up

Time:
2.00 pm

Duration:
Beowulf (approx 25 mins plus short story sessions throughout the afternoon)

Venue:
Priest's House Museum and Garden Summer Fete.

Ticket cost:
50p summer fete admission applies

Booking:
N/A
Special instructions: Event to be held in garden or ground floor education centre in poor weather.

Parking:
Town centre pay and display car parks

Accessibility:
Level access to ground floor, tearoom and garden. Accessible facilities.

Additional storytelling: A s well as performing “Beowulf” Dave Oliver will be telling “A STIRABOUT OF TALES” a lively mix of folktales told with verse and humour-dragons, ghosts. magic, giants, they are all to be found here!

For additional information visit:
museum@priest-house.co.uk
Tel: 01202 882533
Performer website: http://rattleboxtheatre.com

Supported by: East Dorset District Council


Saturday 6th August
Sting in the Tale presents...

The Wild Adventures of Peach Boy


with Lizzie Bryant


A giant peach comes rolling down a river one day, and from its juicy flesh out jumps Peach Boy! Join storyteller Lizzie Bryant for this Japanese folk tale of a little hero and his adventures with fantastic foxes, mad monkeys, flashy pheasants, crazy crocodiles, wacky witches and big, BIG, bully giants!

Age suitability: Children and accompanying adults

Time:
10.30 am

Duration:
30 minutes

Venue:
Wareham Library, South St, Wareham BH20 4LR

Ticket cost:
Free event book your space with the library

Booking:
Please register your name with Wareham Library

Email:
warehamlibrary@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Tel: 01929 556146

Parking: Town pay and display car parks
Facilities: Wheelchair accessible entrance, buggy/pushchair access, full internal access, accessible toilet.





Saturday 6th August
Christchurch Library and Learning Centre presents

Animal Tales of the Unexpected.


with Jill Barr


Can an Elephant be just like a Man? Who is the Pink Monster and what does he want? Who’s going to stand up to the noisiest animal in the jungle? The answer to these questions is to be found in Animal Tales of the Unexpected.

Age suitability: Children all ages

Time:
10.30 am

Ticket cost:
Free event -book your space with the library

Venue:
Christchurch Library and Learning Centre, 29 High Street, Christchurch.BH23 1AW

Email:
christchurchlibrary@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Tel:
01202 485938

Parking:
Town centre pay and display car parks

Special instructions:
Wheelchair accessible entrance, buggy/pushchair access, full internal access, loop system.

Event funded by Dorset Libraries.

 

Sunday 7th August:


Sunday 7th August
Red House Museum and Gardens presents...
A Tudor Tale


With Treehouse Theatre


Treehouse Theatre are back with a special interactive storytelling show for 4 to 7 year olds in a family group. This time we are inspired by our Heads and Tales exhibition and will be taking on the Tudors.

Age suitability:  4-7 year olds with an adult

Time:
  1pm - 2pm and 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Venue:
Red House Museum, South Gardens
Quay Road, Christchurch. BH23 1BU

Ticket cost:
£5 per child. Accompanying adults free

Booking:
Booking required through Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/treehouse-theatre-presents-tudor-tales

Or via: Red House Museum 01202 482860
Places are limited so book early. Remaining tickets will be available on

Parking: Quay Road Car Park, Christchurch. 50 metres away

Facilities:
Cafe, toilets and accessible facilities

Access:
Level access to ground floor, cafe, shop and gardens.

Special instructions: The show will take place in a room accessible by stairs only if weather is wet. The show will take place in the South Garden if weather dry. Outdoor event, seating will be provided. Indoor in room only accessible via stairs if wet weather.


Performer website: http://www.treehousetheatre.com

Hampshire Cultural Trust event
https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/event/treehouse-theatre-presents-tudor-tale




Sunday 7th August
Edmondsham House Presents
TESS


With SISATA open air theatre


Four actors play multiple roles in what is an enigmatic and fast paced telling of virtue, love and injustice, but above all the impact of this on the human condition.

Bringing to life the Wessex of the past and honouring the beautiful countryside where the story takes place, whilst also highlighting the timeless issues that this story presents.

However, in true SISATA style there will still be fun, interaction, laughter and song to tie together this heart-breaking tale.

Age suitability: Adults and children of all ages

Time:
6.30 pm

Duration:
90 min performance

Venue:
Edmondsham House Gardens, near Cranborne. BH21 5RE

Ticket cost:
£8.50 adults, concessions and up to 13 years £6.50 (under 3s free)

Booking:
EDHT 01202 888992

Email:
info@edht.org.uk

In person:
Allendale House, Wimborne or TIC

Special instructions:
Dress for outdoor performance, bring rug or chair and picnic. In poor weather performance will be held in St Nicolas Church in grounds.

Parking:
Free parking on site

Facilities:
Including accessible toilets

Further details:
Adapted and directed by Charmaine K Parkin as part of the Theatre Fest West 2016

Email:
sisataopenairtheatre@gmail.com

Tel:
07900 460596

Performer web site:
www.sisata.co.uk

Credits:
‘Charmaine K Parkin’s direction stripped back the production, letting the theatre speak for itself...’ Nick Taylor

'A brilliant play, enjoyed it so much, wanted to see a repeat there and then.' Jill MorGan

‘The 4 cast members put on a wonderfully entertaining and interactive performance!’ Samuel Chivers



Monday 8th August:


Monday 8th August
Colehill Parish Council presents...
Animal Tales of the Unexpected.


with Jill Barr


Can an Elephant be just like a Man? Who is the Pink Monster and what does he want? Who’s going to stand up to the noisiest animal in the jungle? The answer to these questions is to be found in Animal Tales of the Unexpected.

Age suitability: Children all ages

Time:
10.30 am

Ticket cost:
Free - book your space at the library

Venue:
Colehill Community Library, Middlehill Road, Wimborne. BH21 2HL

Email:
ccl.colehill@gmail.com

Tel:
01202 886676

Special instructions:
Wheelchair accessible entrance, buggy/pushchair access, full internal access.
Event supported by Colehill Parish Council

www.colehill.gov.uk

 

Tuesday 9th August:


Tuesday 9th August
East Dorset Heritage Trust presents...
A Lifeboat……. On the Road


With Howard Nicholls


Howard Nicholls shares his unusual and amusing story of his unconventional life on the road with an RNLI training school on wheels. Travelling from Lands End to Shetland and across the whole of Ireland, he gives a personal view of the lifeboat crews he trained and worked with over many years.

Age suitability: Adults

Time:
2.00 pm

Venue:
Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne. BH21 1AS

Tickets:
£5 EDHT, £7 non-members.

Booking:
Booking essential - East Dorset Heritage Trust on 01202 888992 (9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri)

Parking:
Allenview pay and display car park

Facilities:
Accessible toilets and fully accessible building



 

Tuesday 9th August
Priests House Museum and Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust presents...
Museum of Memories


With Kate McStraw and Lorna Rees


2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Somerset & Dorset (S&D) railway line closure. The Museum of Memories is a project born out of preserving memories from the S&D, taken from a mixture of archive materials, previously recorded oral histories, and interviews with ex-S&D workers and Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust members, all sharing a passion for keeping the memories and spirit of this beloved railway alive.

Commissioned by the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust, as part of their 50th Anniversary Commemorations programme, Kate McStraw has created a small-scale, touring performance piece marking 50 years since the steam railway route was closed under the Beeching Axe.

These memories are visualised in Kate's 'Museum of Memory' - a curious travelling installation which contains an array of jars, each housing an object associated which each story.


Age Suitability: recommended ages 7+
Venue: Priest’s House Museum and Garden, High Street, Wimborne. BH21 1HR

Time:
4.00 pm (doors open 3.45pm)

Duration:
20 mins (the ‘Museum of Memory’ installation will be open after the performance until 5.00 pm for viewing and questions)

Ticket cost:
Free performance

Booking:
Reserve your place by registering with the Priest's House Museum and Garden,

Email:
museum@priest-house.co.uk or telephone: 01202 882533 (limited places)

Parking:
Town Centre pay and display car parks

Facilities:
Tearooms, toilets and accessible facilities

Access:
Level access to ground floor, tearoom, toilets and accessible facilities

Special instructions:
Event to be held in garden or in Hilda Coles Centre in poor weather.

Performer website:
www.museumofmemory.org

Credits:
Somerset &Dorset Railway Trust




Tuesday 9th August
Sting in the Tale presents...
Jack & the Pirates


With Graham Rogers


Audience inspired Pirate story - You bring the ideas Graham tells the tale. Music, canons, guns and lots of fun.

Age suitability: 4 - 114

Time:
Gates open at 5.30 bring a picnic, performance time 6.30 - 7.45/8.00 pm

Duration:
Approx 1 hour 30 minutes with break.

Venue:
Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP

Ticket cost:
£6 Adults £4 Children. Family (2+2) £18

Booking:
East Dorset Heritage Trust on 01202 888992 Info@edht.org.uk or in person at Wimborne Tourist Information Centre. Limited tickets available on gate.

Special instructions:
No dogs permitted on site. Bring a picnic and a rug or cushion to sit on.

Parking:
Disabled parking available near office
Facilities: Toilets including accessible toilets on site
Access: Unlit outdoor site with uneven ground

Performer website:
www.grahamrog.co.uk


Wednesday 10th August :


Wednesday 10th August
Corfe Mullen Parish council presents...
Folks of the Boats and Creatures of the Sea


with Taprisha


Come dressed for a nautical adventure and who knows what or who you might meet. Perhaps a fisherman, a pirate, a dolphin or one of those people from under the sea!

Age suitability: Suitable for children of all ages

Venue: St Nicholas Church, 30 Wareham Rd, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3LE

Ticket cost: Free event, donations to St Nicholas Church

Booking: Register with Church Office - open between 9.00 am and noon weekdays.

Parking: On site

Facilities: Fully accessible facilities and level access.

Supported by Corfe Mullen Parish Council
www.corfemullen-pc.gov.uk




Wednesday 10th August
Wimborne Model Town presents.....
The Heart of all Stories and A Pinch of Salt


With StoryLight Theatre


Curly the Imaginician and friends will entertain and enthral audiences in an afternoon of magic, storytelling and puppets. Join our enchanted theatre and travel with us to lands of the imagination. With fun, friendly characters, laughter and heart-felt messages for all the family, we offer you a delightful afternoon of playful adventure.

Age suitability: Adults and children of all ages

Time:
12.00 - 16.00

Venue:
Wimborne Model Town

Ticket cost:
Usual admission applies

Booking:
No booking necessary

Parking:
King St pay and display car park

Accessibility:
Wimborne Model Town offers a warm welcome to less able visitors with two wheelchairs available, and wider side paths.

For additional information visit:
www.wimborne-modeltown.com

Performer website: www.storylight.org


Wednesday 10th August
Priest's House Museum presents...
J C Legacy


by bok Theatre with Alessandro Babalola


High paced, theatrical and entertaining one-man show, you are taken on Jesse Owens’ journey towards becoming the first African-American to win four gold medals in a single Olympic Games; the 1936 Olympics in Berlin during the Nazi regime.

Through his trials and tribulations we see how his story addresses issues of morality, citizenship, civil rights and segregation. This interactive theatrical experience should leave anyone inspired and moved to believe they can achieve anything.


Age suitability: Family event, suitable for all ages

Time:
4.30 pm

Venue:
Priests House Museum and Garden, High Street, Wimborne. BH21 1HR

Ticket cost:
£4.00 adult, £3.00 child

Booking:
Wimborne TIC

Parking:
Town Centre pay and display car parks

Facilities:
Tearooms, toilets and accessible facilities

Access:
Level access to ground floor, tearoom, toilets and accessible facilities

Special instructions:
Outdoor performance so dress appropriately for weather.

Additional information:
http://www.boktheatrebournemouth.co.uk/shows.php

Performer website:
http://www.boktheatrebournemouth.co.uk

CREDITS:
With Jessie's coach, Charles Riley's words in mind:

'You need grit and determination, along with dedication and hard slog.’
'Outstanding’

‘Effective and at times, mesmerising’

‘It certainly got the children and myself talking and thinking about his achievements in the face of adversity.'

Simon Frost, Year 5 teacher at St. Luke's Primary School.




Wednesday 10th August
Michele O'Brien and Old town Poole presents....
Granny Cousins Ghost Walk of Old Poole Town


Granny Cousins returns to the most haunted place in Dorset. Step behind the Quay area, down the hidden lanes and alleyways and you never know who you might meet.

This entertaining evening Ghost Walk with Victorian character Granny Cousins informs the audiences of blood curdling invaders, enraged traders and drunken pirates who lived, worked, visited and haunted this ancient, famous fishing port.


Age suitability: Adults and children of all ages

Time:
8.00 pm (60 - 90 mins)

Venue:
Meet outside Scaplen's Court Museum, Sarum Street, Poole. BH15 1BW
Ticket cost: Adults £8 Children (under16) £5 Family 2+2 £24

Booking:
Phone 07977969080

Parking:
Pay and display car park nearby at Old Orchard, Poole, BH15 1SB

Special instructions:
Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes/boots


Performer website: http://www.micheleobrien.co.uk/granny-cousins.html

For further information: Tel: 07977969080

Additional Ghost Walks: Wednesday 20th July Every Wednesday until 24th August and Bank Holiday Monday 29th August
.



Thursday 11th August:


Thursday 11th August
Rockbourne Roman Villa presents...
Romulus and Remus


With Graham Rogers


For this year's Teddies in Togas event, Graham Rogers tells an exciting tale of kings, Roman gods & wolves. Join Graham to re-enact the birth of the Roman Empire. The Audience play the characters while Graham tells the tale. Music, puppets & lots of fun.

Age suitability: Adults and accompanied children 4 +

Time: 12 noon - 2.00 pm

Duration:
Storytelling 60 minutes with break

Venue:
Rockbourne Roman Villa, Rockbourne Road near Fordingbridge. SP6 3PG

Ticket cost:
Standard admission applies
Booking: No booking required

Special instructions: Bring a picnic and a cushion or blanket to sit on. Please wear suitable clothing for an outdoor event.

Enquiries: 01725 518541 or visit:
www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/rockbourne-roman-villa

Parking:
Free car park
Accessibility: Disabled access and parking

Credits: Hampshire Cultural Trust event

Hampshire Cultural Trust event
https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/event/treehouse-theatre-presents-tudor-tale

 

Friday 12th August:


Friday 12th August
West Parley Parish Council presents..
The Pirate Princess of Parley Wood


Storywalk with Lizzie Bryant


Ahoy all lads and lassies! Join storyteller Lizzie Bryant for an interactive story walk adventure in the woods!

Max 25 children
Age suitability: Children with accompanying adults

Time:
11am – Story Walk

Duration:
1 1/2 to 2 hours

Venue:
Parley Wood, West Parley BH22 8SQ

Ticket cost:
£2.50 per accompanied child

Booking:
In person at Wimborne Tourist Information Centre. (A few tickets may be available in the day but booking advised as numbers are limited).

Parking:
Parking at Parley Country Club.

Accessibility:
Level but uneven surface on walk and during storytelling stops in woodland glade areas.

Facilities:
Toilets at Parley Country Club

Special instructions:
Dress appropriately for an outdoor event with suitable for shoes for woodland walking. Please note that there will be tree stumps, roots and plants en route and in the storytelling areas. Event will go ahead in all but the worse conditions.


Friday 12th August
West Parley Parish Council presents..
Peach Boy and Friends! Craft and Storytelling


with Lizzie Bryant


Join storyteller Lizzie Bryant to make a fantastic animal mask to take home, and then enjoy a
fun and interactive story about the adventures of Peach Boy and his Animal Friends!

Age suitability: Children age 5 + with accompanying adults

Time:
Workshop 2.30-3.30pm

Duration:
1 1/2 to 2 hours

Venue:
West Parley Memorial Hall, 275 Christchurch Road, West Parley BH22 8SQ

Ticket cost:
£3 per accompanied child. Price includes all materials

Booking:
In person at Wimborne Tourist Information Centre. (A few tickets may be available in the day but booking advised as numbers are limited).

Parking:
Parking at West Parley Memorial Hall

Accessibility:
Fully accessible venue
Facilities: Toilets including accessible facilities available


Supported by: West Parley Parish council






Saturday 13th August:


Saturday 13th August
Dorset Libraries presents...
THE WILD AND INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF PEACH BOY!


With Lizzie Bryant

A giant peach comes rolling down a river one day, and from its juicy flesh out jumps Peach Boy! Join storyteller Lizzie Bryant for this Japanese folk tale of a little hero and his adventures with fantastic foxes, mad monkeys, flashy pheasants, crazy crocodiles, wacky witches and big, BIG, bully giants!

Age suitability: Children and accompanying adults

Time:
10.30 am and 11.30 am

Duration:
30 minutes each performance

Venue:
Wimborne Library, Crown Mead, Wimborne. BH21 1HH

Ticket cost:
Free event book your space with the library

Booking:
Please register your name with Wimborne Library

Email:
wimbornelibrary@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Tel:
01202 882770

Parking:
Town centre pay and display car parks

Facilities:
Wheelchair accessible entrance, buggy/pushchair access, full internal access, accessible lift, accessible toilet.




Saturday 13th August
Sting in the Tale presents...
Isabella's Story Bicycle


With Sarah Hurley


Isabella is a botanist and adventurist who loves to share stories from her incredible journeys around the world with whomsoever she meets. She has visited the palace where the silent empress lives with her elephants, learnt Kung-Fu on the Mountain of Kunyu, rested in a robin’s nest and recently travelled deep inside the Amazon Rainforest where she quickly learnt that nothing is what it seems.

With delightful storytelling, gorgeous illustrations, unexpected wonders and a handsome bicycle called Dilys, Isabella whisks you away to another world. The Story Bicycle has been inspired by Japanese Kamishibai, or ‘Paper Theatre’.

Feedback: “Isabella’s Story Cycle was an enchanting, captivating and intricate piece of performance that worked beautifully in the surroundings of our Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project as part of our storytelling and puppetry weekend.”

Marion Harrison Eden Live Project Lead

Age suitability: Adults and children all ages

Time:
2.30 pm

Venue:
Wimborne Model Town, King Street, Wimborne Minster. BH21 1DY

Ticket cost:
Standard admission cost applies.

Booking:
No booking necessary

Parking:
Town centre pay and display car parks. King Street car park opposite Wimborne Model Town.

Accessibility:
Wimborne Model Town offers a warm welcome to less able visitors with two wheelchairs available, and wider side paths.
For additional information visit: www.wimborne-modeltown.com


Additional performance information: Look out for Isabella's Story Bicycle in Wimborne's garden areas from noon.

Performer website:
http://www.sarahurley.co.uk/isabella-necessity

Supported by: Wimborne Town Council



Monday 15th August:


Monday 15th August
State of Play and Persuasion Arts presents...
LOST IN TIME


With the Priest’s House Theatre Company


A site-specific theatre event

When Tanya visits her local museum, she finds herself caught up in a series of dramatic encounters, some funny, some mysterious, some downright scary!

Who are the two Railwaymen who fight over the merits of steam and diesel? How can she escape from the cruel schoolteacher’s classroom? Does the friendly museum cat really talk? And will Mr Low, the romantic Stationer/Poet, sweep her off her feet?

Age suitability: Adults and children

Time:
16.00

Venue:
Priest's House Museum and Gardens

Ticket cost:
£3.00 Adults, Under 16s free

Booking: Tickets on sale on the door at the Museum Shop from 3:30pm. To reserve tickets in advance please contact Tam Gilbert.

Further information please contact:

tam@persuasionarts.co.uk or call 07968 583401
Booking advised but limited tickets may be available on the door

Parking:
Town Centre pay and display car parks

Facilities:
Tearooms, toilets and accessible facilities

Access:
Level access to ground floor, tearoom, toilets and accessible facilities

Website:
www.facebook.com/PriestsHouseTheatreCompany

Supported by:
State of Play and Persuasion Arts

Additional details:
Priest’s House Theatre is a new adult company of actors with learning disabilities who come from all over East Dorset to create original storytelling and drama at the Priest’s House Museum. The ongoing project is funded by Arts Council England, Wimborne Rotary Club and East Dorset District Council.

Quote from audience feedback at the company’s pilot show in July 2014.

“I really think we’ve been privileged to witness this performance… Everybody had their part to play. It was really tremendous!”
– Cllr Cook, Chairman of East Dorset District Council.

For Further information or to book, please contact Tam Gilbert on
tam@persuasionarts.co.uk or call 07968583401

The show springs from the enchanting atmosphere of the Priest’s House Museum, as perceived by members of the Priest’s House Theatre Company, supported by local theatre and film-makers Tam Gilbert (Persuasion Arts), Tony Horitz & Gill Horitz (State of Play) and Alastair Nisbet (ScreenPlay), in partnership with the Priest’s House Trust.