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Our Next Event Tuesday 11th February

February 11th – Jon Mason tells Chasing the Sun

Walk the green earth. Scour the sky above the chalk hills. Your troubles will follow you, whatever the age. But did a hero once walk among us? Did a mother raise her son? Did he grow to face our fears – and will that sun rise again?

Journey with Jon as he weaves together traditional tales inspired by the prehistoric White Horse at Uffington, Berkshire. Following stories from Wales to Yorkshire to Iceland and more, we wonder at the traces of left in the soil from centuries past, the hopes and dreams of those people before us, and imagine the ancient myth that might have been.

Jon is a local storyteller and historian, with a deep fascination with the links between legend and the landscape. He performs regularly at festivals, storytelling clubs, schools and events around Sussex, and has staged shows exploring tales from Welsh legend, Norse myth, and more besides.

The first half of the evening will be open so to book a slot to tell a story (ten minutes max) please contact Jamie Crawford:

Café opens 6.30pm. Stories from 7.30 £5 on the door

Age 12+

March 10th – Stories of Love, Lust and Longing

Open Evening

Open Evening: What can we say about this? The title says it all. We want stories about love: romantic, rebellious or lovers reeling with passion. Of lust: leering, lecherous or ludicrous. And of longing: lovelorn, lyrical, liverish, lycanthropic… Anything goes! Above all, have fun with it.

March 2020

To book a slot to tell a story (ten minutes max) please contact Umi Sinha:

Open Evenings at the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven BN9 9LH. Café opens 6.30pm. Stories from 7.30 £5 on the door


Bay Vue Rd, Newhaven BN9 9LH
Free parking. Disabled access.Cafe opens 6.45pm. Performance starts 7.30 pm.
£5 concessions on the door.
Notification of price increase from January 2020 to ensure our club stays viable.  Open Evenings (Club Nights) will be £5 and Professional Performances will be £8 in advance or £10 on the door.  Thank you for your support.


Age 12+

7.30 to 9.30pm at the Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Rd, Newhaven BN9 9LH.


Storytelling courses: If you are interested in learning to tell a story without reading or notes, we run regular storytelling courses through the year. This is useful in many areas of life – sharing stories with your children or grandchildren, crafting your own life stories, gaining confidence to speak off the cuff, and professional and public speaking in general.   Details of the next storytelling course are below:


6 Week Evening Storytelling Course with Jamie Crawford

Tell It Your Way will help beginners and experienced tellers alike to up their storytelling game. We will look at different kinds of storytelling, explore ideas and techniques, select material to tell and then develop our stories to try out within the group and perhaps to some fresh audiences too. Beginners Welcome!

AT:          Hillcrest Community Centre, Bay Vue Rd, Newhaven BN9 9LH     Room 6A

ON:         Monday 20th and 27th January, Tuesday 4th February, Monday 10th,17th and 24th February   7.00 pm-9.00 pm

 COST:              £75 total (or £15 per session drop-in)

 BOOKING:       Contact Jamie at

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