Festive Crackers, by The Embers Collective
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Festive Crackers, by The Embers Collective

Building on the last show's success, The Embers Collective are returning down south to bring their distinctive style of stories and music to the delightful Cafe Cairo

Expect a magical and madcap night of myths and music that will fill you with giggles and warmth and send you off in a festive mood. 

Doors 7pm. Show starts 7:30pm.

Tickets £10/£8 concessions. Available here: https://tickets.designmynight.com/london/bars/clapham/cafe-cairo/crackers-by-the-embers-collective

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Midwinter Tales, with The Embers Collective
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Midwinter Tales, with The Embers Collective

"When the winter winds blow and the Yule fires are lit, it is best to stay indoors, safely shut away from the dark paths and the wild heaths."

For millennia, we have gathered together at this time of year, warming around a fire to mark the changing of the seasons. Around those fires, stories are told. Whatever we think we are or where we come from, the need for this experience remains.

So on the eve of the Winter Solstice, come warm yourself with The Embers Collective, for a delightful evening of midwinter tales and music. Be a part of the age-old, global tradition of getting cosy with your friends, sharing songs, stories and maybe even enjoying a drink or two.

Location: A Secret Warehouse location, N15- the exact address will be emailed to you nearer the event.

We will have food and drink available.

Doors 7 p.m. Show starts 7 30 p.m.

Tickets: £10/£8 concession (OAP, NUS) available here: https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/something-a-little-different-events/midwinter-tales-with-the-embers-collective?t=tickets

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Winter Knees Up, with The Embers Collective
Dec
23
3:00 PM15:00

Winter Knees Up, with The Embers Collective

The Embers Collective are thrilled to be taking part in the WINTERS KNEES UP at the South Bank Centre.

Join us for an inclusive day of music, storytelling and craft with activities inspired by spending time with all the generations in your families. Bring along your Granny, Granddad, Pops, Nana or older and younger friends and enjoy a full day of quality time together.

In the Clore Ballroom – Free!

Activities start at 12. Storytelling from 3 p.m.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131892-winter-knees-2018

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FERAL, with The Embers Collective
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

FERAL, with The Embers Collective

On the 22nd November, dig out your inner wild child, gather your pack, and creep your way to Cafe Cairo for an evening of stories and music with The Embers Collective. 

Come get FERAL with us, as we bring you tales of ferocious beasts, wild humans and the untamed monsters that lurk in the deep, dark woods. 


Tickets £10/£8 concessions available here https://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/clapham/cafe-cairo/feral-with-the-embers-collective?t=tickets 

Doors 7pm, show starts 7:30pm. 

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WITCH by The Embers Collective
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

WITCH by The Embers Collective

This November, we bring you a very special female-only Embers event.

Join Sian Kidd, Sarah Liisa Wilkinson, Lucy Mangan and Thalissa Teixeira on stories, with the wonderful Tell Tale Tusk on music, for an evening of tales all about WITCHES.

Tickets £10/£8 concessions, available here.

Doors 7:00, show starts 7:30pm.

See you then


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Tales From The Other Side
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Tales From The Other Side

At the Celtic celebration of Samhain, when the year is entering its dark half, it was believed that the veil between this world and The Otherworld was at its thinnest. It was a time when the dead could walk the streets, crossing the boundary from the otherworld. Ancestors were honoured and invited into the home, while fires were lit to ward off evil spirits who aimed to cause harm. 

With the sun's strength fading, Donn Lord of The Underworld would take to the land of the living, bringing with him the living dead...

Through stories and music, The Embers Collective will take you on a journey into The Otherworld, with tales that will make you tingle, shiver and shake. Let's welcome in the darker half of the year together, and keep the lights burning to protect us from those from beyond, who tonight walk amongst us.

As always, the show will be followed by a wonderful Music Tree jam, lead by our very own Tim Karp.


Tickets £10/£8 concessions available here.

Doors 7pm, show starts 7:30pm.

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Storynight at Torriano Takeover with The Embers Collective
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Storynight at Torriano Takeover with The Embers Collective

We are delighted and honoured to be hosting a night at the wonderful Storynight at Torriano. 

Expect an evening of wonderful stories and music from all around the world. 

Doors 7:30, show starts at 8pm

£10/£8 concessions, which includes a glass of something tasty. No advance tickets for this one.

See you then

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The Embers Collective on The Village Butty
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Embers Collective on The Village Butty

Yes, yes, we are back on our FAVOURITE floating community hall, THE VILLAGE BUTTY.

The Butty will be moored in a wonderful location in Clapton (which will be shared nearer the time), where we will get a fire going, have an ale or two and share some wonderful stories and music with you.

No advance tickets for this one- £10/£8 concessions on the door.

See you on The Butty!

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The Embers Collective Summer Party
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Embers Collective Summer Party

Come and celebrate Summer with us in style, with a night of riotous, rambunctious, romping storytelling and music in the wonderful Balabam. We'll be bringing out our big guns with a banging selection of stories before we head off to Shambala Festival 2018. This promises to be one hell of a Summer party.

Tickets £10/£8 (concessions). https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/something-a-little-different-events/the-embers-collective-end-of-summer-party?t=tickets

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Back To The Woods
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Back To The Woods

Let The Embers Collective and Stumble Trip Theatre take you back...

Back to the mischief, back to the mayhem, back to the mystery, myth, magic and marvel of the woods. A night where you'll leave feeling not quite the same as when you arrived.

Long run the roots of mischief, deception and merriment, tangled are the branches...

Tickets £10/£8 concessions in advance. https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/date-night/back-to-the-woods

Doors, 7pm

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Music & Mythology at The Campfire Club
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Music & Mythology at The Campfire Club


Returning for a fourth summer filling London’s green spaces with music. A concert like no other: unamplified, outdoors, around a fire. Gather together and listen.

The Embers Collective brings you, Music & Mythology

That thing we all know and love, that we surround ourselves in whether watching our favourite performer, out shopping, in the gym, singing in the shower or playing for others. We will be exploring its origins and representations in world mythology and folklore, with a host of storytellers and musicians.  

Tickets available here

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Women Warriors
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

Women Warriors

Pagan folklore is filled with stories of strong, fighting women and goddesses. In the British Isles, prior to the arrival of Christianity, women were worshipped as the harbingers of all life and were allowed to bear arms and become Druids. They were treated as men's equals and were honoured as much for their minds as for their bodies. 

We will be bringing you stories of fighting women and goddesses from around the world as always accompanied by the multi-instrumental soundscapes of Tim Karp.

Tickets: £10 in advance, available soon

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F*cked up Fairy Tales with The Embers Collective
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

F*cked up Fairy Tales with The Embers Collective

Warmer days on on their way, which means we will be returning to the glorious The Village Butty - a floating community hall for an evening of stories and music. We will have a wonderful host of storytellers and musicians and as always a fantastic selection of stories and songs to make you laugh, cry and maybe even have a little dance. The Butty will of course have a wonderful bar to quench your thirst along the way.

There will be no advance tickets for this one, entry will be £8 on the day. Show will start at 7pm. For this show The Butty will be moored in Camden- keep an eye on the event for up to date location nearer the time.

We will also be on the Butty on the 15th April with a whole new host of tales and tunes.

See you then


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An Evening of Norse Mythology with The Embers Collective
May
12
to May 13

An Evening of Norse Mythology with The Embers Collective

"Before the beginning there was nothing- no earth, no heavens, no stars, no sky: only the mist world, formless and shapeless, and the fire world, always burning."- Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology.

The epic tales of Norse Mythology are ones that have inspired storytellers, writers and artists for centuries. Rich in complex, amusing and often bewildering themes, these tales shine a light on a peculiar and ancient people and their belief system. Lord of The Rings, Game of Thrones, Vikings, Marvel Comics and many more have all found their monsters, gods and wars in the flames of the Norse tales.

From the formation of the cosmos out of the void between the world of ice and the world of fire, to Ragnarok: the destruction of the cosmos and everything within it, The Embers Collective will take you on a journey deep into the heart of Yggdrasil, The World-Tree. Along the way you will meet Thor, Odin, Loki, Fenrir, Hel, Tyr, Freya, Baldur, Hod and many more.

Once again we will return to the beautiful Sutton House, London for two Evenings of Norse Mythology featuring a stellar lineup of musicians and storytellers. Saturday's show will start at 7pm, Sunday's at 5pm.

Tickets £12 in advance (plus booking fees) available throughDesignMyNight.com https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/something-a-little-different-events/an-evening-of-norse-mythology?t=tickets

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An Evening of Brazilian Stories and Music
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Brazilian Stories and Music

On the 29th April, The Embers Collective will bring you an evening of Brazilian stories and music. Featuring the wonderful Mishka Adams and a whole host of storytellers and musicians, this promises to be a very special night.

Tickets £8 in advance here with some available on the night.

Doors 7pm, show starts 7:30 pm

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'Such an incredible immersive performance. Loved every second and couldn't have imagined anything like it if i'd tried. Magical.'

'What a great evening, so refreshing to hear something so unique and wonderfully uniting'

'All the stories were fun, engaging and sometimes hilarious. Highly recommended. I can't think of better way to spend £10 and a Sunday night.'

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Tales From The Deep
Apr
15
4:00 PM16:00

Tales From The Deep

Warmer days on on their way, which means we will be returning to the glorious Village Butty for an afternoon of stories and music. We will have a wonderful host of storytellers and musicians and as always a fantastic selection of stories and songs to make you laugh, cry and maybe even have a little dance. The Butty will of course have a wonderful bar to quench your thirst along the way.

There will be no advance tickets for this one, entry will be £8 on the day. Show will start at 4pm. For this show The Butty will be moored in King's Cross- keep an eye on the event for up to date location nearer the time.

We also will be back again on the butty on the 28th May with a whole new host of tales and tunes.

See you then

 

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SOLD OUT-- The People from Somewhere Else
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT-- The People from Somewhere Else

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT- SOME TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

 

It's our second birthday, and to celebrate we will be revisiting the very first theme we ever did- The People From Somewhere Else.

Using the Celtic Book of Invasions as a starting point, before moving through world folklore and mythology, we will tell tales of movement, displacement, immigration, emmigration, war, invasion and assimilation to show that all of us really are The People From Somewhere Else.

After the event, our very own Tim Karp will host an improvised music jam featuring some of London's greatest musicians.

Tickets £8 available in advance here with a limited number available on the door.

Doors 7:00pm, show starts 7:30pm.

See you in Balabam

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Love, Lust & Betrayal -- SOLD OUT
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Love, Lust & Betrayal -- SOLD OUT

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Love is a theme that has endured throughout the ages, within both stories and music- from the Ancient Greeks, to Shakespeare, the ecstasy and tragedy surrounding love is almost an obsession. 


Approaching Valentine's Day, The Embers Collective will be exploring Love, Lust and Betrayal through world mythology, folklore and music. One of the most beautiful things we share, can also become one of the darkest, leading people to commit horrendous acts of war, murder and betrayal, all in the name of Love. 

Come join us in Balabam for an evening of heart warming and heart wrenching stories and music. 

After the storytelling, our very own Tim Karp will be leading an improvised live music jam featuring some of London's finest musicians.

Doors 7:00, show starts 7:30pm.

Tickets £8, available in advance with a limited number available on the door. https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/something-a-little-different-events/love-lust-betrayal


See you all in Balabam,

The Embers

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Music and Mythology
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Music and Mythology

In our first show of 2018, we will be bringing you tales and tunes on the theme of MUSIC.

That thing we all know and love, that we surround ourselves in whether watching our favourite performer, out shopping, in the gym, singing in the shower or playing for others. We will be exploring its origins and representations in world mythology and folklore, with a host of storytellers and musicians.

Following the storytelling, our very own Tim Karp will be hosting an improvised night of music featuring some of London's most talented musicians.

Doors 7pm, show starts 7:30. Tickets available here with a limited number on the door.

See you all in Balabam,

The Embers Collective

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Some reviews from our previous shows:

'Such an incredible immersive performance. Loved every second and couldn't have imagined anything like it if i'd tried. Magical.'

'What a great evening, so refreshing to hear something so unique and wonderfully uniting'

'All the stories were fun, engaging and sometimes hilarious. Highly recommended. I can't think of better way to spend £10 and a Sunday night.'

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Storytelling at The Imaginarium with The Embers Collective
Nov
19
to Dec 17

Storytelling at The Imaginarium with The Embers Collective

  • 32 Southwark Street London, England, SE1 United Kingdom (map)
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Over November and December we will be bringing you five enthralling Sunday evenings of storytelling and music as part of the Marbles & Ware Collective CHRISTMESS series of events, in The Imaginarium London, next to Borough Market.

As always, our nights will be based around a theme with a host of musicians, performers and storytellers joining us along the way.

Tickets available here

THEMES:

Dreamweaving (19th November):

Are you awake? How do you know? The Embers Collective have stitched together a tapestry of words and music, with one foot planted firmly in reality, and the other stepping into the realms of beyond. Through world mythology, folklore and music, we will peer through the windows of the otherworld and delve into the depths of the unknown, unexpected and unpredictable. A collective of storytellers and musicians will share timeless tales from cultures all over the world, revelling in the mysterious unsettling nature of dreams.

Night of Mischief (26th November):

Join The Embers Collective for A Night of Mischief as they take you on a madcap, meandering adventure with words and music. With nothing but spellbinding sentences sculpted into stories and songs, interwoven with live multi-instrumental soundscapes, The Embers Collective will create entire worlds for you in which they celebrate our love of laughter, dancing and mischief. You will be swept along by their energy, lulled into tranquillity, transported by melody, thrown up to the heavens and even meet the D.E.V.I.L himself. You will experience a mixture of tales from around the globe, ancient and original. Each laced with that mischievous glint that makes an evening all the more fun. These are moulded together with songs and music, drawing you into the stories and having your heads bopping and toes tapping without realising.

Midwinter Tales (3rd, 10th, 17th December):

For thousands of years we have gathered together at this time of year, warming around a fire to mark the changing of the seasons. Whatever we think we are or where we come from, the need for this experience remains. So come warm yourself with The Embers Collective, for a delightful evening of midwinter tales and music. Be a part of the age old, global tradition of getting cosy with your friends, sharing songs, stories and maybe even enjoying a drink or two.

Love,

The Embers

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'You guys were just pure magic I'm in love ! Thank you.’

‘This was a lot of fun, tears and laughter’

‘Definitely one of the highlights of Shambala this year! Thank you guys!’

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Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Remember, remember, the 5th of November...

This Guy Fawkes night join The Embers Collective for a night of treasonous stories and music. There will be rebellion, anarchy, treachery and betrayal... with some gunpowder mixed in for good measure.

Location and ticket information on the way soon.

'Holler boys, holler boys, let the bells ring

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The Embers Collective at Meadows in The Mountains Festival
Jun
9
to Jun 12

The Embers Collective at Meadows in The Mountains Festival

The first of our festivals this summer is the wonderful Meadows In The Mountains Festival in Bulgaria. Set high up in the Rhodopes Mountains, we will be collaborating with Marbles&Ware Collective to bring together a music and immersive theatre experience rooted in the folklore of Clara Pinkola Estes. Come join us, as we bring out your wild side in the mountains. X

Tickets available here: http://meadowsinthemountains.com/

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Women Warriors
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Women Warriors

Come join us in the wonderful Hackney Attic when we will be celebrating and exploring 'Women Warriors'. 

Pagan folklore is filled with stories of strong, fighting women and goddesses. In the British Isles, prior to the arrival of Christianity, women were worshipped as the harbingers of all life and were allowed to bear arms and become Druids. They were treated as men's equals and were honoured as much for their minds as for their bodies. 

We will be bringing you stories of fighting women and goddesses from around the world as always accompanied by the multi-instrumental soundscapes of Tim Karp.

Tickets available here: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/the-embers-collective/tickets/22475

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Pirate Party Vol. 2: The Second Wave
Feb
18
to Feb 19

Pirate Party Vol. 2: The Second Wave

We had such a deck stomping blast on Bonfire Night past, we thought we'd drop anchor in North London and assemble all the rogues, ruffians and reprobates for a rum sodden banger. We have got one hell of a filthy feast of fun lined up for you. 

The Embers Storytellers will be providing enchanting, sea faring tales. Followed by the rowdy and rum soaked shanties of party favourites Cap'n Yoshke and the Running Bowlines. We're then going to be bombarded with the broadside beats of The Family Tree DJs into the early hours. Of course we've got a few surprises up our crow's nest to throw your way as well!

So assemble your crew, throw on your finest Buccaneer gear and sail down the Victoria Line to Styx and join us for a barrel of grog.

£6 Early Bird (Limited number available)
£8 not so early bird.
£10 on the door (£8 if you're a pirate)

See what went down at our last event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0O6j54EYFc

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pirate-party-the-second-wave-tickets-31397376398

 

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The Cosmos
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Cosmos

An evening of stories and music around the theme of THE COSMOS in The Others in Stoke Newington. 

Cosmos- opposite of chaos, regarded as the complex and orderly system of the universe. It is a topic that has been mused over for as long as man has been able to think. Through mythology and folklore, cultures have attempted to make sense of the endless space we find ourselves embeded within. From the origin of the stars and planets to the cycles of the sun and moon, we will be bringing you stories that shine a light on how other cultures viewed The Cosmos and our position within it.

The Others: http://www.theothers.uk.com/

£5 on the door.

See you there

The Embers Collective
 

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