NEWS 8th. April 2004 - update

"ORMSKIRK COMES ALIVE!" FESTIVAL - 8th. to 10th. July 2004

Just received some details of the above event in which I have been invited to participate. Among the bands & musicians appearing are: Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Pete Morton, Bram Taylor, Elbow Jane, Brass Tacks and Mark Dowling. There is an Old Time Music Hall with Jim Markey & Friends. A Barn Dance Workshop plus The Bury Pace Eggers. And lots, lots more! I shall be telling stories (and maybe including a little magic!)on the 10th. at The Community Hall and Ormskirk Parish Church Hall. I notice a pre-festival event is taking place at Aughton Village Hall, on May 15th. A concert by BERNARD WRIGLEY (affectionately known as ‘The Bolton Bullfrog’) – It is sure to be a sell out so if you are interested I suggest you book now! Further details of all of the above can be obtained from: Peter Rimmer, Festival Director,
‘Ormskirk Comes Alive Festival’,
71-73 New Court Way,
L39 2YT
(01695) 585400


7th. February, 2004

I have recently received information from Sarah Ransome about a proposed nine day storytelling event on Tees-side (Middlesbrough, Darlington, Stockton etc.). the festival is scheduled from August 21st to 29th 2004. Sarah organised a successful one-day festival last year at Drinkfield Marsh in Darlington and this is an encouraging progression.

She says she is looking for storytellers from all areas and of all kinds to offer the public a wide-ranging experience. Anyone wishing to be considered should

Contact Sarah at: