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Liskeard Storytelling Cafe


All are welcome to join us, either as a listener or a storyteller. There’s no pressure to perform and many come just to listen.

Storytellers – What are we?

We are friendly enthusiasts who enjoy telling or listening to stories.

We love folk tales, urban myths, tall stories, anecdotes, and monologues.

We focus on oral telling rather than reading or singing, though either may contribute to a tale.

Our tellers include beginners (who are warmly welcomed and encouraged), and some of the best storytellers in the land.

Where do we Meet?

Online on Zoom at 7.30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Either pay by session or by annual subscription.

We have a free story walk at 2 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

In Liskeard Public Hall, West Street, Liskeard at 7.30 pm on the 4th Thursday. From those old enough to buy a drink we invite a donation of £3 to cover venue costs. On guest nights we ask for more, usually about £8. If you are unwaged or having a hard time then just give what you can. We want you to come along, and no-one is counting the money!

You will find the details under the ‘Events’ tab. Come along!


What is Storytelling

Let’s start by saying that storytelling is not just for children. That is a 19th-century misconception! Some pieces are for children, but many more are for adults.

Oral storytelling is the oldest art form. Its scope is huge, its impact immediate and exceptionally engaging.

Short fireside tales were and are told within the family, clan or tribe. They entertain and gently educate. They are told in the open, in tents, or in cottages all round the world.

Epic tales of historical or mythical figures often underpin national culture and identity. These longer tales are equally at home under the stars around a fire, or in the halls of the mighty.

In the last 50 years a storytelling revival has taken place – especially of telling for adults. Storytelling clubs and festivals have become established across the country. A lost art has been rediscovered, and is there for all.

Come and join us – we will take you on amazing journeys of the mind, but we will always bring you safely home again.