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Tuesday 10th December

Our annual celebration to thank our tellers and listeners for supporting us over the year, with free mulled wine, mince pies and gingerbread biscuits, and heartwarming tales to carry us through the winter

Please come and join us for our annual event to bring warmth, laughter and good cheer into your December days whatever way you choose to celebrate the season. As long as the nights have drawn-in and humans have gathered together, the need to share stories has been a constant.  So with the season of celebration upon us let us share stories that connect us to the best of human endeavours and give us nourishment for the darker days and long nights of dreaming.

Please bring your ears and your stories to share, and we will provide candlelight, warmth, and cheer as well as seasonal goodies to carry us into the New Year and the renewal of life and light.

The GuestHouse welcomes storytellers new and old on our Open Evenings.  Our host for December is Kym Murden, so if you have a heart-warming tale that is 10 minutes  (or less) to share please contact her to book your slot:   
Bay Vue Rd, Newhaven BN9 9LH
Free parking. Disabled access.Cafe opens 6.45pm. Performance starts 7.30 pm.
£5/£4 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.


Midwinter Lunch Time Get Together

 Steelyards Collective and Meet of the Tongue

Invitation to old friends and new

Sunday 15th December 12.30pm onwards

with soup and sandwiches, mulled cider and Christmas cake!

So come and share your poems, stories and songs

or bring ears to listen

Let us share our hopes for the coming year in the best way we know how,

 among friends, around the blazing log fire in our cosy barn.

(we are a not for profit organisation and any donations are given to good causes).

The Steelyards Stream Farm, Horam, TN21 0BP

Email: or phone 01435 813988.

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

You’ll find more information about these and other storytelling events on our Facebook page:

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