Gala Performance

7.30pm Saturday 11th February 2012
Itton Village Hall (Near Chepstow) – see below for Directions

The evening will feature a medley of amazing and amusing stories from 1001 Arabian Nights plus the winning story from the 1002 Nights Short Story Competition performed by:

International award-winning storyteller
Michael Harvey

Author and storyteller
Geoff Mead

This spectacular one-off event is being held to celebrate the winning story in the 1002 Nights Short Story Competition (sponsored by the Centre for Narrative Leadership). All proceeds will go to support The National Centre for the Oral Tradition (NaCOT).

Michael Harvey is one of the foremost storytellers in the UK and Europe – a reputation built over the last 15 years. He specialises in the traditional stories of the Celtic countries as well as having an extensive repertoire of other international tales. Michael (who lives in Cardiff) tells stories in Welsh and English to all ages and is a regular guest at international storytelling festivals. He is a charming and light hearted performer and a great entertainer who will bring his own special magic to the evening.

Geoff Mead tells a wide range of stories from around the world and has a special affection for wonder tales – where the human and the more-than-human worlds meet. Geoff was a guest performer at the Toronto International Storytelling Festival in 2010 and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in 2011. His new book Coming Home to Story: Storytelling Beyond Happily Ever After was published by Vala in November 2011.

Suitable for adults, young adults, families and accompanied children over 10

Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) from


Go to cut and paste the following reference  51.661133,-2.736961 in to the search facility. The Green Arrow will be pointing at the building. Please check the map out, as people have found it hard to find in the past!! The post code does not take you to the door.

From the M48 take junction 2 signposted Chepstow. At Roundabout take exit signposted Chepstow. Dual carriageway, then at next roundabout take the 2nd exit A466 sign posted Tintern, Monmouth. Continue straight on, at the traffic lights go straight on. Continue straight on, then just past a car sales place there is a roundabout, take the L hand turning signposted B4293 Devauden & Trellech. Continue straight for approx 2.4 miles, driving through Howick, you will pass a farmhouse on the left with a large farm on your right, a stone wall, then a cluster of houses with a turning signposted Itton Church (on left) IGNORE this turning. The hall is the next building on the right. There are no other buildings nearby.