Every time we tell a tale, we are stirring the embers of our ancestors.
The Embers Collective is a London based storytelling and live music collective. Formed by three friends; a writer, an actor and a musician who wanted to put on events with a focus on community, and driven by a passion for the art of sharing stories.
Our events bring audiences together through the exploration of myths and folklore from all over the world. Each of our stories is accompanied by a live, professional multi-instrumentalist whose soundscapes take listeners on a journey. We welcome you to our warm embrace.
‘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!’
WHAT WE DO
We put on regular storytelling events in intimate and intriguing venues all over London and beyond. Each of our nights is based around a theme, which inspires our choice of stories and music. Previous storytelling and music events have included; Women Warriors, A Night of Mischief, Dreamweaving, An Evening of Norse Mythology, Death, The Hero's Saga, Music & Mythology, The Cosmos, Love, Lust & Betrayal, Food and Drink, Fire and Fertility. We have had the pleasure of performing in incredible venues like Sutton House, The Imaginarium of St Nick, The Village Butty, Meadows In The Mountains Festival, Shambala Festival, Wilderness Festival, Balabam and warehouses and firesides all over London.
If you'd like to have us perform at your venue or for your special event, don't hesitate to get in touch.
WHO WE ARE
Lonan is a writer, storyteller and teacher. Born and raised in Ireland and having lived in the cold north of Europe, he finds himself drawn to the epics of Celtic and Norse Mythology. In his work he has always been motivated by the importance of education and community; two things which continue to influence his storytelling and writing.
To his disappointment on his 12th Birthday, Tim Karp received a black and white Squire Stratocaster instead of a Scalextric. Reluctantly he began to play and his natural talent soon became a passion. 18 years later and he has since travelled to many countries, jamming with locals and learning music from across the world. A musician who teaches his passion in schools across London and finds time to play in a multitude of bands; from Balkan, Samba, cinematic sound, mashed up hits and originals.
Sam is an actor; performing in films, television and stages across the UK. He has worked extensively with Radio 4, one of the highlights being asked to read The Book at Bedtime. He loves writing and telling stories and bringing an audience on a journey with him.
Tim, Sam and Lonan have the pleasure of regularly working with a wonderful bunch of professional storytellers, actors, musicians and artists from London and beyond. Some of these include Thalissa Nuttall Teixeira, who recently performed in Yerma at the Young Vic alongside Billy Piper; actor and piskie Lucy Mangan; incredible storyteller Sarah Liisa Wilkinson; Sian Kidd, artistic director of puppetry company Mirth and Misery; professional storyteller Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime; singer, songwriter and guitarist Mishka Adams; singer and songwriter Dominic Martin; musician Imran Khan; Kieron Maguire from Cabinet of Living Cinema; Tim Doyle and Josh Middleton of Don Kipper; Actor Alex Appleby; Hannah Mi Anis of Firewater Bellydance Collective; Actor Leah Egan, who amongst other things has acted in Irish soap Fair City, and many more. We recently put together an immersive theatre, storytelling and music show called REWILDING with Marbles & Ware Collective for Meadows in The Mountains Festival in Bulgaria. If you'd like to get involved, give us a shout.