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March 2020

A Modern Decameron: Online Story Festival: Ten Days, a Hundred Stories

March 27 - April 7

27th March – 7th April 2020 In Boccaccio's 14th century story collection, ‘the Decameron’, a group of friends hunkered down in a villa to wait out the plague. They passed the time by telling stories. Ten characters told a story each over ten days, with one person acting as story monarch for that day.   To bring some light to these similarly lurgy-ridden times, medievalist and storyteller Daisy Black has co-ordinated a modern Decameron of tales. Storytellers old and new…

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July 2020

Storytelling at the Middle Ages in the Modern Wold (MAMO) Conference, University of London

July 1 - July 3

Show and details to be confirmed.

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September 2020

‘Unruly Woman’ at Sheffield Story Forge

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Unruly Woman       It is impossible      That any clerk speak well of women.      Who painted the lion, tell me, who?      By God, if women had written stories      As clerks have in their studies      They would have written more of men’s wickedness      Than all the mark of Adam might redress. (Geoffrey Chaucer, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue). Storyteller and academic Daisy Black presents indecorous assortment of medieval tales from around Europe about women who gain…

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‘Broken Shells’ at Shaggy Dog Storytellers

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Information, start time and tickets: http://www.shaggydogstorytellers.com/   Broken Shells: A Medieval Sea Story In a little room in Rome, a bride sits at her window.  The deep windowsill is covered with litter – a scrap of dried seaweed, the jagged edge of a pink scallop, scattered grains of sand. Her eyes are fixed on the ocean outside. She has always loved the sea. But now the day has come.  Yesterday, she wept.  She wept to be sent away from friends…

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September 2021

Unruly Woman at Medieval Music in the Dales

September 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Times and dates for the 2021 Medieval Music in the Dales still to be confirmed.  Keep an eye on their website: https://www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/

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