Suffolk Skald at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

Suffolk Skalds storytelling and poetry competition

Sunday 10th July 2016

Storytelling and Poetry Competition

The Suffolk Skalds are incredibly lucky to be able to meet in the Main Hall of West Stow reconstructed Anglo Saxon village, treading in the footprints of  people who, almost certainly, listened to the first renditions of the great English epic, Beowulf

Entry is open to anyone so if you’ve never told a story in public why not make this first event?

The themes for this year are: for stories, fools, tricksters and riddles, for poems, mythical birds

Stories must be told and not read. Poems must be of the poets original composition and may be read or recited, it’s up to entrants to decide

If you’d like to take part please just let us know, either via our Facebook group, Suffolk Skalds or email [email protected]

We start after a picnic lunch.

Of-course, people are very welcome to come along just to listen. Usual museum entry applies.

Suffolk Skald at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

If you’d like to engage with storytellers in Norfolk and Suffolk, Tales From The Undercroft (Norwich), Tales and Ales (Geldeston Locks Inn) and Bards Aloud (Ipswich) all have Facebook pages. Storytelling is great fun, anyone can do it and groups are all very welcoming.

Suffolk Skald at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

There will also be story telling at the Dragon Festival at West Stow, last weekend in June.