Iwan Kushka is a musician and storyteller based in Totnes, Devon. Usually he accompanies himself on the mbira (African thumb-piano). This creates the soundscape which underpins the stories. Feedback for his fireside-stories on the river bank : “What a trip… I feel like I’ve been somewhere very far away, yet so familiar…thank you!”
Olly Hurd-Thomas has been telling stories for over 20 years. He brings a wild, humorous, and heart full presence to his telling, informed by many roots in improvisation and live performance. Familiar to both hall and hearth he loves above all to tell by the fireside, when the night draws close and the deep magic of the world comes calling.
Inez Aponte uses the ancient art of storytelling to transport her audiences to other places and times. With her lyrical voice and embodied performance style she evokes the weird and wonderful, moving with ease from the enchantment of fairies to the blood thirst of warriors.
Clive PiG is a globetrotting storyteller and children's author.
His dynamic delivery of traditional and original tales appeals to young and old, making him a popular performer in the UK and beyond.
This travelling talesman has sung songs on TV in New York City, shared stories in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan and spouted poetry at Number 10 Downing Street.
Clive is equally at home sharing stories by the fireside with you and your friends or performing on a stage for hundreds of eager ears.
“He doesn’t just tell the story, he lives the story.” - Emma Cordy, Stage Manager, Big Top, Kidz Field, Glastonbury Festival.
Andrew is not well known as a researcher into relative humidity. In the early sixties, among many outstanding achievements in the field (near Exeter Racecourse), he won a local Egg ’n Spoon race, subsequently appearing in a state and then a funded stage of infancy. Drawing on ancient Sufi texts in his teenage years lead to him being deported from Iraq, and the start of a semblance of a career as a wordsmith. Early in 2018 (late most years) he floated the idea of telling stories to captive canoeists.
Joseph Rose is a workshop leader, musician, Green Party district councillor and environmental campaigner. Storytelling is the thread that weaves through all of his endeavours, a deep love of myth and story providing the framework for his work. He has learnt from the Westcountry School of Myth and loves to share stories around the fire.