"I hadn't been to an event like this before so wasn't sure what to expect.
I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and I will be back for more!"

Word Spun

Our regular storytelling and spoken word nights began back in 2017 and since then we have changed names and moved locations several times. Our nights have evolved as well and now we welcome a regular set of local storytellers, musicians and poets, alongside special guests from across the UK. We want to create the best experience possible and always seek the best performers to deliver it.

2020 saw a new chapter being written for Word Spun as we moved our nights onto a virtual platform and since then have been welcoming new storytellers and audience from both the UK and internationally through zoom. We are going to continue with 'Word Spun Zoomed' to allow us to continue to connect with audiences who otherwise would not be able to join us in person.

What Audiences Say...

"The stories transported me to new places and lifted my mood."

"Attended my first Spinning Yarns event last night and it won't be my last. I just loved it! The storytellers were amazing, so expressive, their spoken word draws pictures in your mind and transports you into the story itself."

"A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining evening, that provoked lots to think about"

sixteen faces of storytellers
thirty eight different storytellers both male and female

Next Nights!


May's Word Spun welcomes the return of the brilliant Carl Gough, Jon Mason, Steph Harrop and new voice to storytelling and Word Spun David Tilton. They will be bringing mythical and maybe some miraculous tales to the virtual fire to celebrate the approach of Midsummer.

Tickets through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/word-spun-zoomed-myth-miracles-tickets-311244479617 

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June's Word Spun returns with a brilliant line up of storytellers who will be weaving tales in honour of The Queen's Jubilee. There will be tales of Royals and perhaps the old Rogue and we have some storytelling royalty to help weave them? Join Dave Tong, Gary Cordingley, David Thompson and Orla McGovern.

Tickets through Eventbrite at: 


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Word Spun @ Anke's is a new live event on the last Friday of the month at the wonderful Anke's Tea and Coffee Lounge in Westcliff on Sea, Essex. Each month will feature two storytellers and a musician and will be themed. April it's all about bringing uplifting stories and songs for peace with Hannah Brailsford, Baden Prince and Inkcap.

Tickets in advance are £7 through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/word-spunankes-tales-tunes-for-peace-tickets-306436398517 or £8 on the door. All proceeds will go to the Ukranian crisis appeal.


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