Nicole Schmidt

Nicole Schmidt

Nicole Schmidt is a storyteller, public speaker, fundraiser and educator. From the rustic tales of poverty-stricken rust-belt Ohio to the oral storytelling scene of Britain; from literary studies at university to fundraising storytelling for charities; from podcasting on world folklore to unpacking the significance of our literary heritage with adolescents, Nicole Schmidt has a solid foundation in understanding how narrative shapes identity, increases motivation, arouses curiosity and, ultimately, leads to positive action.

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    By the light of the flickering fire let yourself be transported to times immemorial, when our ancient ancestors gathered around the hearth and the campfire, to lose themselves in the tales of the wise elder, the shaman, the bard. Experience traditional tales re-imagined with Nicole Schmidt, explorer of folkloric realms and presenter of the Mythos podcast. For those who seek an escape from everyday troubles and enjoy the timeless folktales that resonate with the soul.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

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