Diary 2020 (public performances & workshops)

All performances currently in limbo due to Covid 19, but watch out for appearances at Hay Festival & Beyond the Border Festival.

Diary 2019 (public performances & workshops)

Hugh is writing during the early part of the year, but will be appearing at the following events:
Lore School

3rd February

Nest Collective event ‘Lore School’, Hugh & Debs Newbold offer a day of workshops

The Poetry School, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 2XU


The Mardling Acre

7th February, 17.30 – 19.30

Performance of ‘The Mardling Acre’ & conversation with Daniel Morden

The Atrium, 86-88 Adam Street Cardiff CF24 2FN


The Mardling Acre

20th February

Performance of ‘The Mardling Acre’

Waveney Heritage Centre, Brockdish, Norfolk


The Odyssey

14th March

Performance of ‘The Odyssey’ (with Daniel Morden) and discussion at Gaming Conference, Cologne, Germany

The Mabinogion

23rd March

Performances from ‘The Mabinogion’ and discussion of Hugh’s book ‘The Assembly of the Severed Head’.

Hermon Arts Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire


The Hanging of a Mouse

29th March

Performance of ‘The Hanging of a Mouse’, stories from the Mabinogion at Stapleford Granary, Cambridgeshire 19.30


The Metamorphoses

14th April

Performance of ‘The Metamorphoses’ with Daniel Morden at the British Museum (afternoon performance)


Archetypes: Heroes & Heroines

1st May

Performance of ‘Archetypes: Heroes & Heroines’. Hugh with Lonan Jenkins, Jan Blake & Nell Phoenix at Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA


An evening of tunes and stories at Crucible

14th May

Hugh & Leveret (Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron & Andy Cutting) an evening of tunes and stories at Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Storytelling Course (beginners)

17th – 19th May

Storytelling Course (beginners) ‘Storytelling from the Start’

Hugh & Daniel Morden at Ty Newydd Writers Centre, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, N. Wales


Big Greek Day

13th July

‘Big Greek Day’ at Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, Dorset

with Hugh Lupton, Ben Haggarty, Daniel Morden, Alice Oswald and more

Storytelling Course (experienced)

9th – 14th September

Storytelling Course (experienced) ‘The Goddess and her Consorts’ Hugh and Eric Maddern at Ty Newydd Writers Centre, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, N. Wales




More to come…..


Events Archive

Diary 2018 (public performances & workshops)


28th January, 7.30pm

Wylam Winter Tales Festival, St Oswin’s Church, Wylam, Newcastle.

A Songline for Doggerland

2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th February

Bergh Apton Community play, written by Hugh (& he’s performing in it), directed by Charlotte Arculus, with music by Mary Lovett & visual effects by Liz McGowan.

Tickets £15 including refreshments (in advance ONLY ) – limited to 100 per performance, from:

Online: Tickets here

Telephone: 01508 480696

Storytelling Performance

8th March, 7.30pm

Stealing Thunder Storytelling Club, Brigsteer Village Hall, Lake District.
Contact Nick & Emily Hennessey: 01539 568465

Samhain & Beltane

18th March, 4.30pm

Stories & ballads connected to the two great festivals of the Celtic Calendar

The Kings Place, York Way, London.

The Liberty Tree

Robin Hood & the English Radicals

8th April, 2.30pm

(with Nick Hennessey)

British Museum, London

‘The Hanging of a Mouse

5th & 6th May

Performance & Workshop, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff,

Storytelling from the Start

11th – 13th May

beginners workshop with Hugh & Daniel Morden

Ty Newydd Writers Centre, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, North Wales LL52 0LW.

Telephone: 01766 522811

The Hanging of a Mouse

25th May

Hebden Bridge Storytelling Club, Yorkshire

‘The Assembly of the Severed Head

Norwich Launch

27th May

including The Hanging of a Mouse, Norwich Festival.


The Hanging of a Mouse

Stories from the Mabinogion,

28th May

Maldon Arts Festival, Essex

The Assembly of the Severed Head

1st June

Performance and launch of Hugh’s new novel at Hay Festival. For more information see the Website.

Beyond the Border Festival

8th – 10th June

St Donat’s Castle, Llantwit Major, South Wales.

The Mardling Acre

20th July

Sedgeford Archaeological Dig, Norfolk.

Oxford Storytelling Festival

24th – 27th August


The Dreaming of the Night Sky

stories of the stars

21st – 28th September

Week-long storytelling workshop with Hugh & Daniel Morden, stories of the stars, Amari, Crete.

For more information go to: friends-of-amari.org

Heightened Speech

an exploration of spells, curses, prayers, poetry, bardic utterance etc

22nd – 27th October

Week-long storytelling workshop with Hugh & Eric Maddern

Ty Newydd Writers Centre, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, North Wales LL52 0LW.
Telephone:  01766 522811