THE GATES OF DREAM

SERIES II · SUMMER 2020

INTRODUCING

THE GATES OF DREAM

AUGUST 2020

A  series exploring encounters between the heroes and heroines of Greek Myth, and the Gods and Spirits of the Greek Underworld - the Lands of Dream, Death, and Darkest Fate.

30 JULY

THE BINDING OF CASSANDRA

SERIES · II  PROLOGUE · III

She was in the Temple when she heard the voice. Before the image of Apollo,  exhausted from her worship, she had subsided into the stream of sleep...

3 SEPTEMBER

PENELOPE'S DREAM

SERIES · II  EPISODE · II

A young girl comes to a cross-roads, and is led down a path to  unexpected happiness. But there is something ugly about this new paradise...

15 OCTOBER

THE HERO'S DREAM

SERIES · II  EPISODE · V

His land is called the Forbidden Country. He has killed a thousand knights. They say no man of woman born will defeat him. His name... is Greysteel.

26 NOVEMBER

THE GENERAL'S DREAM

SERIES · II  EPISODE · VIII

As Thomas the Rhymer regales the gathered throng at the feast in his Tower at Ercildoune, the eyes of the hidden folk are watching…

16 JULY

THE DREAMING PIT

SERIES · II   PROLOGUE · I

At first there was only the darkness, long and endless, and She lay in the earth, the deep and the rock. Deep within, He is chained - Khronos, the Father of Time - rolling in the throes of sleep...

06 AUGUST

THE LORD OF DREAMS

SERIES · II  PROLOGUE · IV

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17 SEPTEMBER

THE DROWNED KING

SERIES · II  EPISODE · III

A tale is told that the loathsome worm on Spindleston Heugh will bring ruin to the North. But one woman knows the truth about the Laidly Worm...

5 NOVEMBER

THE TYRANT'S DREAM

SERIES · II  EPISODE · VI

Lady Isabel sits in her garden sewing on the very first morning of May, when she hears the sultry song of an Elfin horn, blowing over the hills from faraway...

10 DECEMBER

THE DREAM OF THE FATES

SERIES · II  EPISODE · IX

As Thomas the Rhymer regales the gathered throng at the feast in his Tower at Ercildoune, the eyes of the hidden folk are watching…

23 JULY

THE WARLORD'S DREAM

SERIES · II  PROLOGUE · II

Between the mighty walls and the wave blasted shore, the Warlord sleeps in his tent upon the battlefield.

    And as he sleeps, he sees terrors in his dreams...

20 AUGUST

THE DREAM OF ENDYMION

SERIES · II  EPISODE · I

A traveller lost on the marshes of the Lancashire Carrs has almost given up hope, when a mysterious ray of light illuminates the darkness...

1 OCTOBER

THE DREAM OF HELPIUS

SERIES · II  EPISODE · IV

A tale is told that the loathsome worm on Spindleston Heugh will bring ruin to the North. But one woman knows the truth about the Laidly Worm...

12 NOVEMBER

THE BIRTH OF SERPENTS

SERIES · II  EPISODE · VII

As Thomas the Rhymer regales the gathered throng at the feast in his Tower at Ercildoune, the eyes of the hidden folk are watching…

SPECIALS

WINTER-SPRING 2020

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30 JANUARY

STEEL CITY TALES

WITH SIMON HEYWOOD

Simon Heywood shares the tales of a ghoulish Barghest that stalked the city of Sheffield , and a blind fiddler with a puzzling request.

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14 MAY

THE KELPIE’S BRIDLE

WITH JASON BUCK

Jason tells his original tale of the Kelpie’s Bridle. He discusses the relationship between a storyteller and his audience, and the many influences on his storytelling.

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14 FEBRUARY

THE BLUE ROSE

ST. VALENTINE'S SPECIAL

A war-weary King unexpectedly finds a Queen and soulmate.  But when tragedy befalls them, what unhallowed powers will he turn to in his quest to get her back?

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11 JUNE

SIR BERENGIER

OF THE LONG ARSE

WITH DASIY BLACK

Daisy tells a French Comic fable and talks about how her storytelling complements her work as a lecturer in medieval literature and theatre. 

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26 MARCH

WHEN TRUTH MET STORY

WITH GRAHAM LANGLEY

Meet Rick's storytelling mentor, Graham Langley, who shares the tales of Turondot,  Enoch and Eli, and what really happened When Truth Met Story...

AUTUMN 2020

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29 OCTOBER

THE DREAM EATER

HALLOWEEN · PART I

Storyteller Carmel Page discusses her work as children's storyteller, her new book Yorkshire Foltales for Childre, and performs a story inspired by the legends of King arthur and her research in local folklore.

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30 OCTOBER

PROCRUSTES' BED

HALLOWEEN · PART II

After hearing a marvellous tale, the Court of King Arthur is amazed and confounded by the appearance of a supernatural knight, who lays down a deadly challenge...

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31 OCTOBER

THE LORD OF THE DANCE

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL · PART III

At the Christmas Feast in the Court of King Arthur,  none may touch a morsel of food or drink before some wondrous tale is told, or some marvellous deed is performed...

WINTER 2020

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5 DECEMBER

THE CHERRY TREE MIRACLE

WITH CARMEL PAGE

Storyteller Carmel Page discusses her work as children's storyteller, her new book Yorkshire Foltales for Childre, and performs a story inspired by the legends of King arthur and her research in local folklore.

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TBA

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART I

At the Christmas Feast in the Court of King Arthur,  none may touch a morsel of food or drink before some wondrous tale is told, or some marvellous deed is performed...

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TBA

THE RESOURCEFUL KNIGHT

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART II

After hearing a marvellous tale, the Court of King Arthur is amazed and confounded by the appearance of a supernatural knight, who lays down a deadly challenge...

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