We are storytellers, musicians, spoken word artists and poets, and we are stuck at home. Maybe you know how we feel? So come, escape with us.
Each Sofa Story Club teams up phenomenal, complementary, contrasting artists, who will take you on an adventure from the comfort of your couch. Some live thousands of miles apart and have never shared a space before this moment.
Sofa Story Club is a non-profit project of writer and performer Rachel Rose Reid. Options exist for people with low/no wages. Click through to the ticket page for more information.
THE SOFA STORY CLUB BOX OFFICE CLOSES TWO HOURS BEFORE EACH EVENT
Rachel Rose Reid + Guests
5th December 2021 | 19.30-21.00 UK time A Special Sofa Story Club Book Launch Party
Join Rachel for a special Sofa Story Club celebration of the publication of I'm Hans Christian Andersen by UK publishers, Burning Eye Books. Guest performers include storytellers, Sally Pomme Clayton and Mara Menzies, with more to be announced soon. "Rachel Rose Reid is an entrancing, extraordinary storyteller and artist...I’m Hans Christian Andersen is mesmerising, nourishing and good for your heart and soul." Salena Godden (Mrs Death Misses Death) Get cosy, grab your favourite snacks, and get ready for an hour or so of exquisite story and song.
Tickets include a copy of the book, but options exist for low / no wage, too.
Rhik Samadder is an actor, broadcaster and acclaimed memoirist. He lives alone and takes himself very seriously. I Never Said I Loved You is a bestselling memoir about depression, trauma, eating disorders and family secrets. It was widely acclaimed as "very funny."
Mara Menzies is an award-winning Performance Storyteller who draws on her rich cultural heritage to create worlds that explore contemporary issues through legend, myth and fantasy. Forged in two cultures, Mara traverses the vast expanse of Celtic and African Worlds, Gods and Mysteries.
Sukina Pilgrim is a poet, spoken word artist, playwright, workshop facilitator, event organiser, + co-founder of Muslim female Hip Hop duo, Poetic Pilgrimage.
Her first play, Afropean Human Being premiered at the Royal Flemish Theatre, Brussels in February 2020.
Yael Schonzeit is a devotional singer, Kohenet Hebrew Priestess, and scholartivist endeavouring to live in service to beauty and collective healing. She makes healing hymns to soothe the soul, + currently resides in Ohlone Territory / San Francisco, California.
Gecko is a London based artist, his playful lyrics cover the big things in life; think iPhones, Libraries & Guanabana fruit juice to name but a few. He has shared stages with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Loyle Carner, Robin Ince & Billy Bragg.
Isabel Losada is a best-selling author of books which combine humour with a serious look at their subject matters and are true-life accounts of her own experiences. Her new book The Joyful Environmentalist: How to Practise Without Preaching is available for pre-order now. 'This is the joy we need in our lives' George Monbiot
Casper ter Kuile is the author of The Power of Ritual and a fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He is the co-host of podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and co-founder of Sacred Design Lab.
Daniel Morden has been a professional storyteller for 30 years. Based in Wales, he has performed all over the world, from shacks in the Arctic to Sydney Writers Festival. In 2017 he was awarded the Hay Festival Medal.
The Repeat Beat Poet combines contemporary and traditional spoken word and Hip-Hop cultures as a poet, DJ, and Hip-Hop artist and was a Jerwood Poetry Fellowship nominee.
Chris Redmond is a poet, musician, performer and founding front man of Tongue Fu - one of the UK's leading spoken word shows, touring internationally from Rio to Cape Town and home again.
Joyce Lee, a spoken word sensation from Oakland, California. Joyce travels the world and writes but is not a travel writer. Instead, each place she wanders, each country, is allotted by her to introduce its own spirit.
Maria Dahvana Headley is a NYT-bestselling prose priestess, dealing in monsters and myths, most recently a new verse translation of Beowulf.
An award-winning singer, rapper, poet & multi-instrumentalist, Dizraeli has supported Saul Williams and Mos Def on their UK tours, and his latest album, The Unmaster, has received a Worldwide Awards 2020 Album Of The Year nomination.
Dynamic wordsmith Tim Ralphs brings a unique perspective on traditional tales with humour, poignancy and aplomb.
The brain-child of West Wales native Owen Shiers, Cynefin is a musical mapping project. Uncovering lost voices, melodies and stories as it goes, Cynefin gives a modern voice to Ceredigion's rich yet fragile cultural heritage and presents forgotten and neglected material in a fresh new light.
Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is an award winning poet, playwright & founder of the Midnight Run. Identity, Displacement & Destiny are reoccurring themes in his work in which he mixes the old with the new, traditional with the contemporary. His books are published by Flipped Eye, Akashic, Nine Arches & Oberon.
Jan Blake is an award winning storyteller of Jamaican Origin, based in Manchester, England. Jan tells African folktales which will taunt, & seduce you, gently rocking you to the rhythm of her heart's song.