Michael O'Leary: Hagstone Story Teller

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"Sting in the Tale" Festival:
Samantha Cooke Photography

2019-2020 Forthcoming Public Dates

Page last updated Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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Mike's Contact Details:

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Phone: (07733) 326500
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August 2019

Weds & Thurs 7th & 8th. Marine Wonders, Lepe Beach.


Saturday August 24th Storytelling in the Portsmouth Libraries Marquee (look for the book bus), Victorious Festival, Southsea Common. https://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/explore-kids-arena-2/

Saturday August 31st Part of the river “happenings” in Southampton. https://www.facebook.com/events/652134415264962/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1563083437148751

September 2019

Sunday September 29th Apple Day at Houghton Lodge Gardens. https://houghtonlodge.co.uk/houghton-lodge-gardens-opens-for-2019-season/

Oct. 2019

Sat 5th. Romsey Storytelling Festival.

Sun 13th. Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth.


Nov. 2019

East Hants Townswomens Guild, Fareham.


You may ask....."What about Mikes hundreds of previous public engagements?

See the PDF cuttings scrapbook by year.... 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996

A relatively comprehensive list of his past engagements is available as a "Webised" Excel file email him for this and other references, please note the Excel file was generated from many pages of handwritten notes, so some venues date back absolutely ages and some lines represent multiple bookings for the same venue

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What the Papers Said......Find out for yourself!

“Children take off their shoes and gather on the silk to be transported into a land of hobgoblins and genies, Old Nan or Green-fingered Jenny. This group were soon spirited away.”

Cutting from Alton Gazette and Advertiser (496k )

“Accompanying his words with the haunting lilt of wooden pipes, there was at one point a distinct resemblance to Hamelin’s Pied Piper.”

Cutting From Hampshire Chronicle (198k )

“Many of Michael’s tales may have their roots obscured by the mists of time but they are very relevant to the modern day.”

Southern Evening Echo

.....Find out for yourself!

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