Here is an overview of gigs and workshops I’ve got going on in October. I do hope you can join me for some of these shows – there’s quite a range!

7pm, Saturday 1st October
The Anglican Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, London

Tales Of Beyond” – classic traditional ghost stories and spine tinglers told by me in the candlelit Anglican Chapel of  the vast Kensal Green Cemetery. Don’t try and run – they’ve got you surrounded.
Booking details: http://londonmonthofthedead.com/ticketsalchemy.html
Price: £10

Friday, 7th October
Norfolk Libraries Festival of Storytelling

10am – 12.30pm
Thetford Library, Raymond Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2EA
Storytelling for children

2pm – 4pm
Wymondham Library, Back Lane, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0QB
Lightning & Lies” – Thunder, hammers and unconvincing drag artists from Norse Mythology. Beautiful rollicking tales which, as well as just being thrilling, subtly explore the value of courage and strength on one side, cunning and cleverness on the other. Suitable to adults and children of 5+
For more information go to:
www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/whats-on/festival-of-storytelling

And for a sneak preview have a listen here:

      How Thor Got His Hammer

6pm and 8pm, Sunday, 9th October
Stories on a Sunday at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 4RP

Walpurgisnacht” – the night when, after nine nights hanging on a tree to win a magical gift, Odin, for one night, dies. God is dead – mischief, misbehaviour & misrule are free to roam! Now, do you want to miss a party like that? Cocktails, exotic and peculiar surroundings and me to put the willies up you with ghostly stories of wickedness!
To book tickets go to:
www.ticketweb.co.uk/search/?keyword=Stories+On+A+Sunday
Price: £11/£5.95

7.30pm, Thursday 13th October
Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, London SW13 0LF

Alexander Pope – A Search For Perfection
18th century poet Alexander Pope transformed literature and the English garden. An outsider who became central to society, a critically disabled and diminutive man who became a giant of English poetry. Come hear his inspiring story!
To book tickets go to: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EHGDKH
Price: £10/6

2pm – 6pm, Thursday 27th October
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Training Venue, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

Connecting Through Story: Voice
In this energetic, fun and powerfully effective workshop you will learn how to produce, project and protect your voice. Within an hour you will hear yourself as never before and will leave the workshop with some easy to remember things to practise to make your voice permanently more expressive, powerful, charismatic.
For further information go to:
http://www.tracscotland.org/festivals/scot-int-story-fest/events/5991/connect-through-storytelling-voice
And to book tickets go to: http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre/buy-tickets?performanceId=913:4614
Price: £11 – £15

6.30pm -7.30pm, Thursday 27th October
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Netherbow Theatre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh
EH1 1SR

The Magic World of Borges
Travel through the mind-opening short stories of the great Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges, to the traditional roots of Magical Realism, through first nation South American folk story and trace the route that leads to characters who are part of all our childhoods.
WARNING: this product may contain carrots.
For more information go to: http://www.tracscotland.org/festivals/scot-int-story-fest/events/5994/from-borges-to-bugs
To book tickets go to: http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre/buy-tickets?performanceId=913:4616
Price: £5 – £7.50

12.45pm – 4.45pm, Friday 28th October
Grampian Association of Storytellers
Ruthrieston Community Centre, 532-536 Holburn Street, Aberdeen

Free Your Natural Voice
Have you ever wished your voice was richer, more resonant, more charismatic? The good news – it is! In this workshop you will learn how to connect to your natural voice, and not the habitual voice which you currently think is your natural voice. It isn’t – your natural voice is much better – so much better that at first you won’t quite believe your ears! But you can.
For more information and to book tickets go to: https://www.evensi.uk/free-your-natural-voice-voice-workshop-with-giles-abbot/185050593
Price: £25

7.30pm – 9.30pm, Friday 28th October
Grampian Association of Storytellers
Ruthrieston Community Centre, 532-536 Holburn Street, Aberdeen

An Evening of Storytelling
I’m telling Hallowe’en stories to make you shiver…
For more information and to book tickets go to: https://www.evensi.uk/an-evening-of-storytelling-with-giles-abbot-ruthrieston/187013693

Intermittently between 7pm – 10pm, Monday 31st October
The Queen Of Hoxton, Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX

Hallowe’en Stories
Things that go bump, hearts that go thump, corpses that rise and more on the rooftop of this great bar in Shoreditch, East London.
For more information go to:
https://queen-of-hoxton.eventcube.io/events/4768/halloween-storytelling-with-giles-abbott
Price: FREE!!!

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