Our Next Event Tuesday 11th February

Programme Spring 2020

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March 10th Stories of Love, Lust and Longing

Open Evening: What can we say about this? The title says it all. Come and tell a story… of love: romantic, rebellious or lovers reeling with passion. Of lust: leering, lecherous or ludicrous. Of longing: lovelorn, lyrical, liverish, lycanthropic… Anything goes! Above all, have fun with it.
Love, lust and longing March 2020
The Guesthouse is keen to encourage aspiring storytellers. If you’ve never told a story in public but would like to have a go, this might be the place to start. Our audiences are warm and welcoming, and over the years have enjoyed listening to an incredible variety of tellers (and occasional singers, musicians please note!) from complete beginners to seasoned professionals. First-timers welcome!

All we ask is that the story is told rather than read out – it’s a paper-free zone! – and that it comes in under ten minutes. (For this reason it’s a good idea to time yourself telling the story beforehand). It can be any kind of story, personal, family, traditional or made-up, and if it doesn’t happen to fit this month’s theme, that’s fine too.

There is no obligation to tell. Good listeners are equally appreciated! So come and enjoy some stories whatever your preference.

To book a slot to tell a story or to discuss any questions you may have, please contact Umi Sinha: umisinha.writing@gmail.com

Open Evenings at the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven BN9 9LH.

Café opens 6.30pm serving organic meals, snacks and cakes and a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Stories  7.30 – 9.30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month.

£5 on the door


The GuestHouse welcomes storytellers new and old on our Open Evenings. 
Bay Vue Rd, Newhaven BN9 9LH
Free parking. Disabled access.
Where: The Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven, BN9 9LH(Map).
Free parking and disabled access.


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