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: email@example.com
Café opens 6.30pm. Stories from 7.30 £5 on the door
March 10th – Stories of Love, Lust and Longing
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.
To book a slot to tell a story (ten minutes max) please contact Umi Sinha: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
7.30 to 9.30pm at the Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Rd, Newhaven BN9 9LH.
TELL IT YOUR WAY
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)