“Sinister Stories” Pop-Up Venue

For the sold-out first outing of our “Sinister Stories” set, we took to the woods in pop-up venue in the woods at Fort Victoria Country Park…

Thanks to everyone who braved it into the woods…

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We’re hoping to announce our next performance in the next few days, so keep checking back here, or via our socials, for details…


Sinister Stories at Fort Victoria

Taking a step out into the woods, our next ‘Tis Tales performance is a seasonal outing of sinister stories and chilling tales, at Fort Victoria on Friday, October 28th, 2022, 7pm-8.30pm (subject to weather…).

An atmospheric evening of chilling traditional tales.

The evening will start in the car park at Fort Victoria, where the tale tellers will meet you before guiding you to a clearing in the woods. There we will settle in for an evening of stories about Death and the Devil, spectres and ghouls, close calls and unfortunate ends.

The tales are chilling, but we don’t have to be! Dress for the weather, bring a hot flask and a chair, blanket or cushion to keep the chilblains at bay.

Suitable for ages 11+. In the event of extreme weather you will be contacted and the event will be rearranged to a later date.

Tickets, priced £5.50 (which includes the booking fee) available from the ‘Tis Tales ticket site,, or direct here.


‘Tis Tales Tellers Telling a Hullabaloo, Autumn 2022

Retrospectively posted, but it’s all about keeping track of the stories and lies…

Taking a step away from a troupe performance, Holly, Monty and Sue and all made individual appearances at the Sandown Hullabaloo science, art and community festival over the weekend.

Featuring early morning breakfast tales, animal tales, and tales of wonder, the three ‘Tis Tales tellers provided tales for all ages at this fantastic island event.


Island Storytellers Promoted Event: Keith Donnelly

On Monday, October 17th, 2022, 7.30-9.30pm, the Island Storytellers storytelling circle are promoting a special event at the Ventnor Arts Club, a one-night only performance event by singer and teller of the tallest of tales, Keith Donnelly.

Tickets, priced £6 + booking fee, are available from the Ventnor Arts Club or via online ticket sales here.

The Island Storytellers meet once a month or so, typically on the third Tuesday of the month, typically in a pub somewhere on the Island, for an informal hour or two of round table storytelling. Tellers new and old, as well as listeners old and new, are always most welcome. Check out the Island Storytellers Facebook group, or the Island Storytellers page here on the `Tis Tales website, for regular updates about where the group is meeting next…


‘Tis Tales Performance at IW Literary Festival, 2022, Now Sold Out

If your haven’t bought your tickets for our “Island Tales” performance this weekend at Medina Bookshop in Cowes, as part of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival, 2022, the tickets have now sold out.

We are hoping to announce some dates for a couple of new performances in the near future, so make sure you keep checking back here for updates.

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