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Wild About Story Invites you to a Storyteller’s Bookclub - Conversations with Storytelllers about books which inspire the Oral Traditions

Tim Ralphs in conversation with Hugh Lupton

NB The date of this event has changed from 2nd to 16th November. All tickets purchased for 2nd Nov are valid for 16th or a full refund will be given.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Wild about Story has invited some long serving storytellers to have a think about the books that have inspired, challenged or nourished them on their journey as a storyteller. Hosted by Tim Ralphs, guest tellers will be invited to share their experiences of a chosen book and reflect on how it has watered the roots of their work in the oral tradition. Hugh will be discussing 'Ridley Walker' by Russell Hoban. 

Questions from the audience are welcome, emailed in advance to [email protected] Booking is essential, ticket holders will be emailed a Zoom link the day before the event.  It may add to the experience for audience members to have read the book in advance but it is not essential.  Copies of the book are available to order (inc. p&p) from Wild About Story (5% discount). Email [email protected] for details.

About Hugh

Hugh Lupton is an award-winning storyteller, performer and author. He is also a poet and lyricist. His work spans over 35 years, working on both solo projects and in partnership with other artists, writers, musicians, illustrators and performers.

He has toured both nationally and internationally and has performed at the RSC, the National Theatre and the Barbican, as well as at schools, community venues and arts centres the length and breadth of Britain. His repertoire ranges from Greek epic to Grimms Fairy Tales, from Norse and Celtic myth to East Anglian folk-tales, from the Great War to John Clare. Thematically his work often explores our place in the landscape and the deep cultural memories we carry.

His books are as wide-ranging in subject matter as his spoken word work and cater for both adults and children, in addition much of his work is available on CD.


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Thanks to Tim Ralphs for hosting

Online event

Please arrive in the Zoom room in time for a prompt start at 7.30pm


Wild About Story

Wild About Story offers storytelling and singing opportunities for people of all ages. Based at Cedar Farm in Mawdesley, West Lancashire, we aim to nurture creativity, connection and community through the joy of words spoken and sung.