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Fifth Chanukah Podcast

The Rose Bush and the Apple Tree: A story for the fifth night of Chanukah There was once a beautiful rose bush growing in the garden of a rich man. The blooms were stunning, rich and red and fragrant. People who walked in the gardens never failed to admire the […]


Fourth Chanukah Podcast

A Garment for the Moon Now it’s known that at the beginning of the world there was some envy from the moon about how brightly the sun shone. But all that was long ago, and a story for another time. Today I am going to tell you about how the […]


Third Chanukah Podcast

The King and the Merchant from Chelm There was once a merchant from the city of Chelm. Now, everyone knows that when the Angel of Wisdom and Foolishness was flying over the world, she caught her foot on a high mountain and stumbled. The jar of foolish souls tipped up, […]


Second Chanukah Podcast

Shallow Judgement One day, a princess was out walking with her women, when she spied a crowd of people listening to a rabbi teaching and telling in the market square.  She wandered up to listen to what he had to say, sure that, when the people realized that a princess […]


First Chanukah Podcast

In 2011, on the first night of Chanukah, I told the family the story of the first meeting between King Solomon and that Queen of Sheba. The hoopoe delivers the message to a stunned King Solomon that there is a land where they have never heard of him, and, even […]


David Phelps “The Night Study” Inspired by Workshop

David Phelps credits a Shonaleigh Workshop as inspiration for his latest e-short story, “The Night Study”. Releasing the e-short on his blog, David recommends going to see one of Shonaleigh’s storytelling performances, saying “It will be one of your cultural highlights of the year” You can download and find out more […]


Geldeston hosts East Anglian Storytelling Festival

Hear tales on water and land as Geldeston hosts East Anglian Storytelling Festival The East Anglian Storytelling Festival will be coming to The Locks Inn at Geldeston next weekend. The cream of the region’s storytellers will be there, including Hugh Lupton and Paul Jackson, as well as internationally acclaimed Taffy […]


28th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

Thursday 7th ~ Saturday 9th September 2017 The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is one of the United State’s premier storytelling events. Attendees from across the USA, Canada and beyond come to hear stories from unforgettable performers in an unbelievable setting at the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. The new location at […]


From My Grandmother’s Lips

Shonaleigh is a Drut’syla – an oral storyteller from the Yiddish tradition, and one of the foremost tellers on the British scene at the moment. She has been described as a cross between Shahrazad and Jane Horrocks and has an extensively varied repertoire of stories and songs. As she says, […]