Arts Council England
2014 Shows
Coming soon to Baldock, Herts is the Fireside Festival; a two week storytelling celebration from an impressive and growing list of world-renowned performers. The line-up includes:

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

"If you think science is boring, think again... cleverly informative, funny and entertaining."
Date: 6th November
Time: 1.00pm

Alex Bellos

"Think of the best storyteller you know and the coolest teacher you ever had..."
Date: 6th November
Time: 7.30pm

Rachel Rose Reid

"Charismatic and engaging, she will have you lapping up every word" The List
Date: 7th & 8th November
Time: Various

Festival Launch

5 x 15 at Fireside Festival 2014
Date: 7th November
Time: 8.00pm

Bruce Bane:2

“A brilliant hour of comedy theatre… could just be the best crime movie never made” – The Guardian
Date: 8th November
Time: 8.30pm

Leaving Home Party

"Catherine probably has one of the sweetest voices in music"
Date: 8th November
Time: 7.00pm

Tim Ralphs

"An imagination and talent such as Ralphs, spotlights storytelling as a thoroughly modern performance art form.”
Date: 9th November
Time: 6.00pm

Nathan Penlington

"Deeply nostalgic and dazzlingly modern"
Date: 9th November
Time: 7.30pm

Taffy Thomas


Date: 11th & 12th November
Time: Various

Lavender Junction

“insightful, inspirational, poetic monologue - an authentic slice of social history about women, marriage and motherhood.” The Edinburgh Guide
Date: 12th November
Time: 8.00pm

The Pearl

“Real emotional heart… an imaginative joy to behold”, The Scotsman
Date: 13th & 14th November
Time: Various

The Bread + The Beer

“with such energy, such force and charm, that it carries its audience along on a wave of words.”
Date: 14th November
Time: 8.00pm

Peter Chand

"Peter transports the listener into his world with remarkable energy and great expression... I was spellbound." BBC Radio Four
Date: 14th & 15th November
Time: Various

Paul Harry Allen

"Paul Harry Allen is Rob Brydon meets Russell Howard and a joy to watch"
Date: 15th November
Time: 7.30pm

John Williams

"A touching portrait of the strong father-son bond...a rewarding heart-warmer for everyone else."
Date: 15th November
Time: 6.00pm

366 Days of Kindness

'366 Days of Kindness'......an act of kindness every day for a whole year
Date: 16th November
Time: 3.00pm

Ben Haggarty

‘Haggarty tells his stories with enormous gusto and relish...’ The Independent
Date: 16th November
Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm

The Cheeky History of Pranks and Mischief

"Regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and 4 - WINNER BRIGHTON FRINGE ‘BEST COMEDY’
Date: 16th November
Time: 8.30pm