"It is true, the spoken word enlightens both the spirit and the soul. Indeed, the HENDRICK’S Master Distiller can often be heard talking at length to her ‘two little sweeties’ – the delightful and peculiarly small copper pot stills from which the most unusual gin flows."

With Giles Abbott  

Sunday the 10th of April 2011
Doors at 5 pm, Stories commence at 6 pm

Giles Abbott started storytelling in 1999 as a result of losing much of his “useful eyesight” in 1998. Now registered blind, he puts it;
“Through loss of something I took for granted I have found something I didn’t know I’d lost - the joy of story!”

Giles performs regularly at major storytelling festivals (Festival at the Edge, Beyond the Border, Westcountry Storytelling Festival, Whitby International Folk Week) and was awarded the solo commission (adult) for Edge 2007, for which he composed a new telling of the Irish epic “Deirdre”. He is resident storyteller at the Kensington & Chelsea Hospital Schools and works every week in primary and secondary schools, mostly, but not exclusively, in London.

Giles has performed at several events for The Last Tuesday Society and we are looking forward to this season of storytelling events that he will be curating for us here at the shop. For the first of the season, Giles will himself be performing and we look forward to having his warm, treacle-scented tones syrupping into our ears and imaginations once again. We will be charmed, we will be offended, we will be tickled, we will be frightened, we will be seduced, we will be enthralled and we will leave the shop not quite the same as when we first came in...

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Giles Abbott
Giles qualified as a Voice Teacher (MA Voice Studies, CSSD) in early 2006 and teaches voice to foundation and diploma drama students for Birkbeck College, University of London, also at Arts Ed.. He runs presentation training courses for business people.
In May 2001 he was heard on Radio 4 regarding his work recording stories for distribution amongst blind children in Calderdale, and was interviewed again in 2004. His poetry has been published in “Dream Catcher” and “The Spectator”.

Stories at 11 Mare Street - please click here to buy tickets