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Welcome to Snail Tales — the place to visit for stories that stay with you! We are a team of oral storytellers who share the power of story that has entranced audiences since the dawn of speech. Our tellers are the face of the Oxford Reading Tree. To find out more, click the links below...


Snail Tales in Buenos Aires

10th June 2013
One of our chief storytellers, Chip Colquhoun, is spending a month touring the Latin American country of Argentina to share stories with primary and secondary students.

New show announced

Hooray! We can now reveal the title of our 4th UK theatre tour, soon to delight audiences with more wacky tales made by kids aged 7–11: A Pinch of Pickle, a Whisk of Wise!

Want our storytellers in your school for free?

This term, we are announcing a new set of discounts designed to make storytelling even more cost-effective for schools. As cost-effective as it gets – £0!

Why the Moon leaves the sky...

6th April 2013
Storytellers, sages and scientists have long thought over this question – but the audience at the Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough gave us the definitive answer!

Creative Cheshire

24th March 2013
In our second visit to Cheshire with our storytelling show of brand new folktales, yet another two audiences delight us by improvising some incredible characters and plots.

Beasts, Balloons and Burning Oranges

15th March 2013
Our storytellers visited north Lincolnshire this week and collected three brand new folktales inspired by magical transformations, killer robots... and citrus fruit!

Storytelling V. Technology

Latest article: In the high-tech world we live in, why is storytelling important for all ages? How do we get more families away from TV, computer and hand-held devices? And, importantly... should we?

New tour dates announced

3rd January 2013
We're pleased to announce that A Bird In Your Ear, shortlisted for the British Awards for Storytelling Excellence, will continue touring into 2013...!

Birthday at the Wild Place

16th December 2013
Two birthday girls found a beautifully tranquil woodland spot to hold their party... in the middle of the city of Cambridge! We were delighted to be invited along to share stories.

"Bazaar" Stories near Norwich...!

16th November 2012
Children who made up stories in Little Birds workshops at Rackheath Primary School performed to their eager grown-ups at several "market stalls" erected around their school, in an idea inspired by the magical market city of Marrakesh...

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