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“April’s Fool”

A GuestHouse open evening for stories from the floor

Tuesday, 11th April at 7.30pm

No need to book
    Tickets £5 on the door 

‘Nasruddin was taking a shortcut home through the cemetery, where a burial was in progress. As he walked past the group of mourners, he overheard one of them saying: “Today is a sad day for us all. We have buried an honest man and a politician.”

‘A sad day indeed, Nasruddin thought to himself. I didn’t realise that the situation was so dire that they are now compelled to bury two people in the same grave!”‘

April's Fool 2023

April Fool’s Day is celebrated across the world. In Scotland it’s known as Huntigowk Day, a corruption of “hunt the gowk“, gowk being Scots for a cuckoo or a foolish person. In Spanish-speaking countries and the Philippines it’s the Holy Day of Innocents, in Poland, Turkey, Iran and Israel a day of pranks, in Ukraine a day of clowning, and in Lebanon and Nordic countries a day of lies. Though, as we know, traditionally the role of fools and jesters has been to speak truth to power.

So for April we invite tales of tricksters and innocents, foolery, pranks, tricks, lies, hoaxes and other outlandish stories. Most folk and fairy tales contain an abundance of these, and there are always the Nasruddin, Wise Men of Chelm, and Wise Men of Gotham stories, which you can find online. Some of these are very short, more like jokes, which might be way to begin if you want to dip your toe into the water of storytelling.

If you’d like to book a slot (ten minutes max.) to tell a story, please contact Karen: kshedger@googlemail.com

And we look forward to seeing you for an evening of much-needed fun, frolics and, not always innocent, foolery.

HILLCREST CENTRE
Bay Vue Road, Newhaven BN9 9LH
Free parking. Disabled access.

Cafe opens 7pm for light refreshments
Performance starts 7.30 pm

TICKETS £5 on the door

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HILLCREST CENTRE
Bay Vue Road, Newhaven BN9 9LH
Free parking. Disabled access.
Cafe opens 7pm. Performance starts 7.30 pm.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR MORE STORYTELLING:
Our Facebook page has lots of performances, information about courses and other interesting resources regularly posted on it. You can also use it to keep in touch with other club members or storytellers and their performances:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/guesthousestorytellers

And the GuestHouse website for the latest events and booking
https://guesthousestorytellers.com/

Also do check out these other local storytelling clubs:
LunarSea in Brighton
https://www.facebook.com/LunarSeaStorytelling/

Southdowns Storytellers in Lewes
https://www.facebook.com/southdownsstorytellers/

Ropetackle Storytellers in Shoreham
https://bit.ly/3JM7EIc

At the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven BN9 9LH.

Stories from 7.30 – £5 on the door for Open Evenings

£8  in advance for Professional Storytellers – Please book in advance

£10 on the door

Age12+

At the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven BN9 9LH.
Stories from 7.30 – £5 for Open Evenings – £8 for Professional Storytellers Age12+

To book tickets:  https://guesthousestorytellers.com/coming/book/

HILLCREST CENTRE

Bay Vue Rd, Newhaven BN9 9LH

Free parking. Disabled access.
www.guesthousestorytellers.com

Cafe opens at 7pm Stories from 7.30 Age 12+

You’ll find more information about these and other storytelling events on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/guesthousestorytellers/

If you’ve enjoyed a show please leave a review on our website: https://guesthousestorytellers.com/feedback/





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