Bedtime Stories: Spring Tides & Salty Tales

Spring Tides run high and so too do the stakes in this evening of thrilling tales from the British traditions of the Sea. Expect Mermaids, Sailors, Smugglers and Pirates. Mermaids can be caring or deadly, tender of vengeful, just like the sea can be beautiful or terrifying. Pirates can be bold and buccaneering or cowardly and vile. And then there’s the Selkie of Scotland, raiders from Denmark and Norway all packed into one magical online event–no wonder the waters are choppy! Book now for Spring Tides & Salty Tales!


Giles Abbott has been telling stories since 1999 working nationally and internationally with folk stories, myths, legends, even one-man versions of Shakespeare plays as well as Iron-Age myths from Britain and Scandinavia, new works from historical/biographical sources and contemporary tales from right here, right now.

Giles is the UK’s only professional blind storyteller, also a busy Voice Teacher and Voice Artist. His storytelling is distinguished by his poetic flair for language and his rich speaking voice.

“The audience has succumbed to Abbott’s narrative charm from minute one.” review of “Macbeth”, Der Rheinische Post,

“Wit, wisdom and a voice like melted chocolate.” Honor Giles, Word Of Mouth Storytelling, Manchester

“A story so mesmerizing that it left me speechless. Giles Abbott from U.K received a standing ovation. His magical words kept the audience glued for more than an hour, and his stories will ring in my ears for many more years to come.” Divya, Khatakar International Storytelling Festival, Delhi, India

Curated & Hosted by

Amy Hale is an Atlanta based writer, curator and critic, ethnographer and folklorist speaking and writing about esoteric history, art, culture, women and Cornwall. She is the author of Ithell Colquhoun: Genius of the Fern Loved Gully (Strange Attractor 2020) and is currently working on several Colquhoun related manuscripts. She is also the editor of Essays on Women in Western Esotericism: Beyond Seeresses and Sea Priestesses (Palgrave 2022). She has contributed gallery texts and essays for a number of institutions including Tate, Camden Arts Centre, Art UK, Arusha Galleries, Heavenly Records and she is a curator and host for the Last Tuesday Society lecture series.

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Apr 17th 2024 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

£6 - £10 & By Donation

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