Shonaleigh’s Diary


Apr
3
Wed
2019
Storytelling at the Feast of Fools, The Emerald Sea
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Storytelling at the Feast of Fools, The Emerald Sea @ Delapre Abbey

Last chance to catch this story in the UK for 12 years!
Shonaleigh is truly one of Europe’s leading storytellers. Having learned the Drut’syla tradition from the age of four, she carries thousands of oral stories from the Jewish tradition and shares their magic, mystery and wisdom with audiences around the world.

In this fourth story in Shonaleigh’s acclaimed Gem cycle, the Cycle of Menasseh, Prince Rahab’s kingdom is threatened.
The power which, from the beginning of time, has held destructive waters in check depends on the inscription of an unutterable name, and the name is being erased.
Rahab and his Queen must make a sacrifice to save the kingdom, but the prince has been imprisoned by a woman who has been done a terrible wrong, and the queen is on a quest to find him.

Shonaleigh’s first visit to us at the Feast of Fools brought the “Opal Forest”, the previous story in the cycle.
Catch this last chance for twelve years to hear a UK telling of “The Emerald Sea”, as Shonaleigh works her way through telling other cycles among her many stories.
More information at http://www.storyfeast.uk/diary.html

Good cakes and refreshments.

Apr
8
Mon
2019
Lichfield Storytellers: The Cloth of Hope and Sorrow
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Lichfield Storytellers: The Cloth of Hope and Sorrow @ The Kings Head

In a remote castle a Makhshef – a demon, a sorcerer and bringer of chaos – lived alone. Once he had a woman imprisoned and a city to torment. Then he was tricked. The woman had taken the silver threads of the moon and sewed images into a blue cloth, taking everything embroidered to a place of safety, including herself. In a rage, the Makhshef took up the cloth, but he saw, stitched in to it, his own half-finished likeness; if he destroyed the cloth he would destroy himself.

This is the story of a demon in search of a soul and the only woman who could finish stitching his image into the Cloth of Hope and Sorrow.

Shonaleigh is a renowned international storyteller – possibly the last drut’syla on the planet and carries thousands of oral stories from that Jewish Tradition. She unravels a fascinating lattice of interlocking tales with unexpected twists and compelling characters. She makes another welcome return to Lichfield.

Tickets £6 on the door

May
24
Fri
2019
Shonaleigh in Croatia 2019
May 24 – May 27 all-day

More details to follow.

Aug
9
Fri
2019
The Telling Festival 2019
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

Bespoke storytelling festival – watch this space!

Nov
14
Thu
2019
Tales at the Watermill: The Sapphire Staff, Loughborough
Nov 14 all-day

More details to follow.

Jun
8
Mon
2020
Shonaleigh’s Daring Plan 2020 – The Menasseh Cycle
Jun 8 @ 12:00 am – Jun 21 @ 1:00 am

Two week telling of The Cycle of Menasseh.

More details to follow.

Jul
13
Mon
2020
Lichfield Storytellers: The Song of Lilleth
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Lichfield Storytellers: The Song of Lilleth @ The Kings Head

Shonaleigh is a renowned international storyteller – possibly the last drut’syla on the planet and carries thousands of oral stories from that Jewish Tradition. She unravels a fascinating lattice of interlocking tales with unexpected twists and compelling characters. She makes another welcome return to Lichfield.

At this event Shonaleigh tells The Song of Lilleth.

Tickets £6 on the door.

More details to follow.

Aug
21
Fri
2020
The Telling Festival 2020
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm

Bespoke storytelling festival – this year’s theme is “Strong Women”. Watch this space!