Hello all

So we are the second wave of this Covid 19

Mick and I have been working behind the scenes on projects to be aired at a later date. Our website has been down for some months, and with this virus it has been an opportunity to scrap the whole thing, and re examine the whole web site. This has been undertaken by Matt Brookes in collaboration of his friend Matt, to research and in the first instant, then get the mobile app up and running, which is now near its launch

They will be followed closely by the web site on the PC

With this pandemic has give us the opportunity to look and examine our material. New ides and new material.

albeit Mick and I are in an at risk group we are optimistic we come out the other side. but, we have to realise there will be a ‘new normal’. looking at where we perform to regain there confidence of this that come to see us once more

It is frustrating normally we would owe prepping for Halloween and Christmas our busy and favourite time.

Our Facebook site has been updating on the latest day to day stuff.

I suspect it will be the new year and spring before our head come above ground. A virtual world beckons and we are looking at this currently. A new skill to learn

Naturally with no income stream it limits our advertising resources but we still have overheads . But, we are luckier than most and will weather the storm

We have been writing to new venues and in addition have offered free performances. we realised that these businesses have also to recover and what better way of us helping an audience to return.

We must admit the response has been poor. whether they have bolted the doors and ‘stuck their heads inn the sand’, we are unsure.

We do not beg and the offer will only be made once. The ones who have responded are new locations which will be exciting.

Take care and stay safe and we will be updating again very soon

Hello All,

It has been some time since we last posted. We have taken down our website and done a full re construction, and used our enforced absence under this Pandemic to re construct. In addition Mike and I have been putting some new ideas together.

Now we are looking to perform in the city and beyond in the future

The problems we face is, when premises start to open , getting the confidence back to come and see see us is another challenge altogether.

What will be the new normal? We will need to adapt, but are optimistic we will perform again. we are looking to expand in to other geographic areas

What we are looking for are venues that have an open covered area.

Traditionally we perform with intimate audiences, but realise this will for the time being uncomfortable for mNY.

The pandemic has been has been truly devastating. The Woolly Tellers are lucky. We may have lost all our revenue for the whole year and of course we still have our running costs, but we haven’t the overheads of premises and staff.

To this end the Woolly Tellers are willing to do a number of free performances to help small independents. Naturally we cannot afford to advertise for them If anyone has any ideas for locations in or outside the city drop us a line here or to our email at thewoollytellers@gmail.com

Hello all

As we have said theses are dark times indeed. We are full of admiration for those front line workers and those who put themselves at risk daily to keep us all safe

To talk of story telling seems somewhat insignificant at present, but we hope we will all be safe after this crisis.

What we intend once we come out the out the other side, is perform once more. We realise that this has been hard on many businesses and our friends who have supported us in the past

To this end we plan to perform free of charge to help those who in the past helped The Woolly Tellers

further details will certainly follow so watch this space

With this downtime it enables us to write new material and do some artwork relating to a few of our stories. go to the tab at the top and take a look

Take care all and stay safe

Mick and Dave

The Woolly Tellers will performs stories , tales , anecdotes and song about Nottinghams Victorian music hall.

The show is set in Victorian Nottingham. The town boasted eleven music halls and the Malt Cross was one purpose built on St James’s street.

The shows were ‘near the knuckle’, political, humour, singing and dancing. Men would come to see girls perform in fleshings. Brightly lit, colourful with food at a price that many could afford. A relief from the cruel reality of Victorian life if you were in the lower order Nottingham society.

The watch committee would see the brightly coloured posters over the town and rather than rip them down they would put a label over them saying ‘DEFINITELY NOT RESPECTABLE‘ This of course was an even better reason to go.

Joseph Merrick known as the elephant man appeared , with Leo Dryden, Sam Torr and George Lashwood. Lily Harley was her stage name. she was Hannah Chaplin. The Chaplin’s were a music Hall family and her son was the famous Charlie Chaplin

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