F&F#123 contents include
Without Any Seams or Needlework (on Scarborough Fair) by Pete Castle
Ghosts by the Fireside by Mike O’Connor
A Tribute to/Appreciation of Mary Medlicott by Sally Tonge and Fiona Collins
New Shoes for New Weather, a story by Daniel Cohen
O.B.E. Ordinary But Extraordinary by Ruth Steinberg
Centrefold Story: The Value of Salt, from Rome
How Stories Travel by Pete Castle
Winters Tales: storytelling for winter and the return of spring by Fiona Dowson
The Spiders and the Christmas Tree, a Ukrainian story
Reprint from F&F#82: Charles Dickens, Showman
Merry Christmas—Dickens and Christmas
Backtracking an Audio Book into Storytelling by Mark Binder
Storytelling and Business Techniques by Tony Cranston
Yorkshire Dales Festival of Story
Bells Across Cardigan Bay by Jan Williams
River Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Lisa Schneidau
9 Muses of Queens Crescent: a performance by Claire Muireann Murphy
Medusa: a performance by Gary Cordingley
Plus News, What’s on, An Eye on the Media, Letters etc
F&F aims to cover every aspect of the art of storytelling from straight forward traditional storytelling for entertainment (with both adults and children, at home and abroad) through the uses of stories in education and health; storytelling in personal development and in the world’s various religions, to related art forms like folk ballads, theatre and (occasionally) written stories. Not all aspects will be covered in every edition of course, but they will over a period of time.
Each issue of the magazine is different. Some will have a theme, some will cover a miscellany of topics.
Every edition includes a news and what’s on section; letters; reviews of performances, recordings and books; a look at the media; a selection of stories; and, of course a wide range of articles by many leading storytellers.
Although UK based F&F has subscribers in many parts of the world and often carries articles about telling in distant places.