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Simon Brooks at Story Cafe

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Simon Brooks at Story Cafe

Time: September 26, 2009 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Story Cafe in New Bedford
Street: 384 Acushnet Avenue
City/Town: New Bedford, MA
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Event Type: featuring, simon, brooks, and, an, open, mic
Organized By: Karen Chace
Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2009

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TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Open mic from 7:00 - 7:45

Feature - Simon Brooks begins at 8:00 P.M.
From Aloft (or more accurately, from the grey matter)

“A terrible scream was heard as he fell from aloft, but silence followed after hitting the deck.” A ghost story from the seven seas will come with the voices of many from one man as will other tales that Simon Brooks will tell. Tales of loves lost and won, (as well as property), and maybe some personal tales too (the latter is well rare, so be out for that, if nothing more) and maybe a fairy tale to take home with you. Adults allowed. Children are not!

Simon began spinning yarns and telling tales in 1991 when he would perform for school groups and families at Youth Hostels in the United Kingdom before moving to the States. In 2003 Simon became a Children's Librarian and professional storyteller. He has performed for libraries, schools, and private functions and festivals telling to young children and adults. Combining his passion for children's literature and folklore, Simon creates fun programs for all ages. His repertoire comes mainly from European folk and faery tales, but Simon also includes stories from South America, Africa, China and Japan amongst other countries and cultures.

Simon Brooks performs tales with energy and wit. Telling folktales, myths and legends from all over the world, he brings characters like Ananzi the Spider, the trickster Raven, Wayland Smith, Merlin and Dionysus vividly to life. From this world of stories Simon captivates his audience with unique voices to animate characters, and with expressive body language he truly brings the stories to life.

"Simon - My drama classes and I heard your tales at Nashua North High School today. We were all very impressed and had a lot of fun discussing storytelling and drama afterwards.
Thank you for the excellent stories and for helping to keep storytelling alive." Walt Freeman, Dept. of English, Nashua North High School - March 2008

More at Simon's website:

LOCATION: Artworks, 384 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford,
ADMISSION: FREE (pass the hat for the featured performer)
AUDIENCE: 18 and older
Come to New Bedford early and explore downtown or enjoy dinner before the show. For information on historic New Bedford go to:

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Comment by Simon Brooks on September 20, 2009 at 6:13am
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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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