Storytime with Lady Beastie

Story telling with music.

April 30th 2pm (all ages matinee) and 7pm (adult show)

Admission at the door, suggested donation $10-15

Weather permitting the show will be performed around a campfire, dress appropriately! If the weather is too damp we will be in the yurt.

I have a menu of stories and I am planning on doing ‘My friend Chris the bear’ for the matinee show and ‘Summer Camp’ for the evening. However I could do ‘Parks’ in the evening instead….I can be swayed by comments or emails if you are more curious about one than the other!! These stories are from the “Sweet” collection on the menu. I didn’t want to start with the deep spicy ones!

However if you are curious about any of the other stories, and or would like to book me for an event (private or public!) don’t hesitate to get ahold of me

Go to for more details on the amazing location of my first event!!

Directions to get there are:

From Salmo: From the Salmo Esso head north on Highway 6 towards Nelson for 1.9 km (1.2 miles). Our driveway is the first left after Sheloff Rd. Look for a small sign for ‘For-rest Retreat’ on the pole next to the driveway. Our address is 8960 Highway 6. Across the highway you will see a red barn.

From Nelson: Head South on Highway 6 towards Whitewater and Ymir. After 39 km (24 miles) our driveway will be on the right. We are 3 driveways past Bonderoff Road. Look for a small sign for ‘For-rest Retreat’ on the pole next to the driveway. Our address is 8960 Highway 6. Across the highway you will see a red barn.

Lady Beastie Menu

Press Release:

Come celebrate Beltane and the art of storytelling with Lady Beastie this Saturday, April 30th at the For-rest Retreat just north of Salmo, with two live shows at 2pm (for all-ages) and 7pm (for adults). If the weatherʼs fair, the performances will be around a campfire, so dress appropriately and bring a chair; and if the weatherʼs foul, the show will go on in a yurt!

“Storytime with Lady Beastie” is a two-tiered adventure! You can find her character-filled YouTube show on the Lady Beastie channel, then there’s the live show that’s a selection of savoury and sweet stories from Lady Beastieʼs life that tell a broader narrative. 

As the Beastie herself says, “There is enough in the simple telling of a story and I am enough simply by telling it”. Brought to life by the award-winning artist, Lisel Forst, Lady Beastie believes that “art in itself is a rebellion these days and I am swimming into its simplicity. So much art lately seems to rely heavily on relaying a message and/or preaching; it is all coming from a good place, but it can still feel overwhelming. I wanted to do something old-school, art for artʼs sake. Something new and retro, that could be done anywhere”. 

Enchanted by the wonderful opportunity to present her life stories at the one-of-a-kind For-rest Retreat, operated by her childhood friend Johanna Mickle and her family, both Lisel and Lady Beastie believe that “there are many deep messages in any story. Without announcing what the ʻmessageʼ or ʻmoralityʼ of the tale may be, I hope the stories affect everybody differently while they spark remembrances from our own personal narratives, along with the joys and sorrows and growth we take away from just living our individual experiences”. 

As a well-established actor, director & writer who has mounted massive Broadway-level hit musicals along with intimate personal triumphs, such as her upcoming poetry colouring book and a short film which won top awards at Indie Festivals in Paris, Cannes, Berlin & California, Lisel has been keeping busy blogging on her website where her live show, website and video channel are all working with each other to support one another. 

Celebrate Beltane with a Beastie! “Storytime With Lady Beastie”: 2 Live Shows! Saturday April 30th, 2pm all-ages, 7pm adult; by donation; For-rest Retreat, 8960 Nelson/Nelway Highway, Salmo – 

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