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‘Winter Tales to Warm the Heart’

12th December

Our annual celebration to thank our tellers and listeners over the year, with free mulled wine, mince pies and gingerbread biscuits, and heartwarming tales to carry us through the winter 
Following the captivating shape-shifting tales told by Nell Phoenix in November, let us come to together and hold true to the old wisdom held in our bones.  For many a human winter in this cold climate our ancestors gathered and shared around fires the gift of stories on the long dark nights.   Celebrating the abundance of another year lived and reminding us to seek much needed rest and dreams in winter’s calm to resource life to blossom again in spring.  

winter-tales-to-warm-the-heart-2016So as science catches up by demonstrating neurologically what happens when a group of humans share stories, let us continue to feed what serves life:  love, generosity, strength, courage, trust and the ever renewing natural cycle of death and rebirth.

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

Age 12+

To book a ten minute slot to tell a story please email Umi:

At the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven BN9 9LH. Café opens 7pm. Stories from 7.30. £5/£4 on the door.


January 9th  – Club night – “Elemental Stories”. To book a slot to tell a ten minute story please email Kym Murden:

February 13th – Professional performance – by Rachel Rose Reid

March 13th – Club night – “Memories, Dreams and Reflections”.

April 10th – Professional performance by Ursula Holden Gill .  

GuestHouse note: We always welcome new tellers, so if you’d like to try out a story you’ve practiced, you’re always welcome to book a 10 minute slot to tell it at one of our club evenings.

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