Island Storytellers

The Island Storytellers is a friendly and open-invitation storytelling group that meets on the second Wednesday of every month alternating mornings (11-1; Town Choice café, Newport, April/June/Oct/Dec) and evenings (7-9, Yelfs Hotel, Ryde, May/July/Sept/Nov) for a casual story circle somewhere on the Isle of Wight.

Tellers and listeners alike, all welcome. Stories told, not read, and no longer than ~5-8 minutes each, unless by arrangement.

NEXT STORY CIRCLE — Wednesday, April 10th, 2024, Town Choice caf´, Newport, 11am-1pm.


  • Ventnor Fringe events, 2024 – soon to be announced

Promoted Events

Every so often, the Island Storytellers promote an event featuring a professional storyteller. Prvious Island Storytellers promotions include:

Peter Chand, Friday, January 27th, 2023, 7.00pm-9.00pm, Caffe Isola, Newport.

Keith Donnelly, Monday, October 17th, 2022, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Ventnor Arts Club.

Previous Group Performances

Every so often, members of Island Storytellers put on a collective performance. The most recent performances are listed below:

GREEN, Ventnor Library, July, 2023, as part of Ventnor Fringe, 2023: an evening of tales on the theme of “Green”.

GRIM(M) TALES AFTER DARK, Ventnor Library, Tuesday 26th July 2022 – 7.30pm – 9.30pm, as part of Ventnor Fringe, 2022: an evening of storytelling that included grim local stories, darkly humorous yarns and folk tales collected by the brothers Grimm.