Arts Derbyshire


Matlock Storytelling

Do you believe in Fairies? Storyteller Tim Ralphs thinks you should. Join us on February the 3rd of February at Matlock Storytelling Café and hear how In 1691 Reverend Robert Kirk, dipped a quill pen into ink and began to write. As the seventh son of a seventh son, he had been blessed all his life with second sight. It wasn’t just his human parishioners that concerned him – Robert Kirk had spent many years touring the highlands, meeting, studying and spending time with the Other Crowd. The Good People. The Fairies. With his book, he wanted to offer up incontrovertible proof of their existence, bringing them to the attention of the wider world and scientific community, and opening up healthy, happy relations between them and the human realm.

But the Fair Folk are proud and secretive, fiercely protective of their ways. Their ears pricked up when they heard Kirk’s quill scratching on the page. His manuscript was never finished.

Or was it?

Join Tim Ralphs on a tour of stories from all over the British Isles that explore the strange relationship between the Us and Them. Often dark, twisted, and superbly strange, Tim asks what it means that we have fallen out of our relationship with our nearest neighbours. He invites you, for one night, to Believe in Fairies.

Tim is no stranger to audiences at Matlock Storytelling Cafe. We are delighted he will grace our stage again- train strikes, winter illnesses and fairies permitting. Our fantastic house band Cage of Crows will be once more treating us to tunes. Please come on down to the Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock DE4 3NL and join us live.

We are delighted to tell you that soup, cakes, teas coffees etc will be available from our kitchen once more. So now you can leave all your snacks at home.

We urge you to book in advance as we cannot guarantee there will be tickets available at the door.

We at Matlock Storytelling Cafe are embracing our quest; to bring top-quality performances to adult audiences.
Grab a ticket, turn off your phone and join us on a journey.
Online ticket sales will close at 7pm on the night. The doors open at 7.00pm; stories and music 7.30-9.30

Tickets are £7
buy tickets here


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