Diary 2022 (public performances & workshops)

Crying like a Fire in the Sun

10th March

Apocryphal Tales from the Old Testament, Cygnet Theatre, Exeter https://www.artemis-storytelling.co.uk/performances

Crying like a Fire in the Sun

11th March

St Mary’s Church, Totnes, Devon

More information on Facebook here.


20th March

live online for Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities.

Digital event here

Greek Myths of the Constellations

22nd March

for Temenos Academy, Voyaging in Enchanted Landscapes, Lampeter, Wales.

Link here

Apocryphal Tales from the Old Testament

2nd April

Merton College Chapel, Oxford (afternoon performance)


15th & 16th April

Performance & workshop, Stuttgart, Germany

East Anglian Storytelling Festival

12th – 14th May

East Anglian Storytelling Festival, Stowmarket, Suffolk


The Odyssey

20th May

Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, Dorset

Hare Moon Storytelling Camp

25th – 28th May

Hare Moon Storytelling Camp, Ashlin Woods, Cambridge

More information here

Matlock Storytelling Club

2nd June

Matlock Storytelling Club, Matlock, Derbyshire

Stealing Thunder Storytelling Festival

3rd – 4th June

Stealing Thunder Storytelling Festival, Bowland Bridge, Lake District

More information here

Beyond the Border Festival

8th – 9th July

Beyond the Border Festival, S. Wales

More information the festival here

Rest of July – Hugh will be in Canada

August – Hugh will be thatching the Spratts Green Roundhouse

Oxford Storytelling Festival

August 26th – 27th

Oxford Storytelling Festival

Festival information here

Ballads, Stories & Songs

September 9th – 10th

‘Ballads, Stories & Songs’ Aachen, Germany

Storytelling retreat/workshop with Eric Maddern

October 17th – 22nd

Storytelling retreat/workshop with Eric Maddern at Cae Mabon, N. Wales ‘The Death and Resurrection Show’

More information here

The Hanging of a Mouse

November 3rd

‘The Hanging of a Mouse’, Bit Crack Storytelling Club, Newcastle

Crying like a Fire in the Sun

November 10th

‘Crying like a Fire in the Sun’ apocryphal tales from the Old Testament, Bergh Apton Church, Norfolk

The Odyssey

December 10th

‘The Odyssey’, British Museum, London



Events Archive

Diary 2022
Conjuring the Mythic

20th March

Performance as part of ‘Conjuring the Mythic’ weekend at Tofte Manor, Bedfordshire


A Ladder to the Moon

13th April

Hugh Lupton, interviewed by Phil Barrett (with storytelling performance)
The Venue (Holt Community & Arts Centre), Holt, Norfolk
6.30 for 7 pm, tickets £5.
To book phone 01263 713427

A Dreaming Betrayed

24th April

Celebrating 90 years since the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass we take a long hard look at the destructive consequences of lines drawn on maps by people in power.
Hugh performs ‘On Common Ground’, his exploration of Enclosure through the story of John Clare, followed by a screening of Nicole Ma’s stunning documentary of Australian Aboriginal culture and land rights ‘Putuparri & the Rainmakers’.
Rich Mix theatre, London, 7pm, tickets £12.50

A Declaration of the Rights of the River Wensum

30th April

Hugh joins with the ‘Stop the Wensum Link’ campaign to protest at the threatened construction of a new road, and declare the rights of the River Wensum
Wensum Park, Norwich. Admission free


2nd May


Hugh tells seasonal stories online for the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities
(see their website for details: https://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/digital-events/ )

Festival at the Edge, Shropshire

15 – 17th July

Hugh will be appearing throughout the weekend

Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival, Wales

2 – 4th September

Hugh & Daniel Morden will be performing ‘A Consolation of Stars’

‘The Death & Resurrection Show’

13 – 18th September

Course with Eric Maddern


24th September

(with Rick Wilson)
Stapleton Farm Barn, Aylsham, Norfolk
8pm, tickets £10
phone: 01263 733061

The Odyssey

8th October

(with Daniel Morden)
Cranborne Earth House, Dorset


1st November

(online event)
Hugh tells seasonal stories online for the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities (see their website for details: https://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/digital-events/ )

Diary 2019 (public performances & workshops)
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


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