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Crack a Story:(ONLINE – Imogen Smith – ‘The Hunger Myth’)

These storytelling sessions invite storytellers to share a story dear to them, with a spiritual theme. It will then be followed by a “crack” – Scottish word for conversation – exploring the story, its deeper meanings and how it speaks to us and our world today.
As we emerge out of lockdown, storytellers will have the choice whether to tell online or in the Salisbury Centre’s beautiful garden, around the fire pit or under the marquee if it’s wet. Please check here for updates, and for more information regarding booking tickets for sessions that will be taking place in the garden, as these will have limited availability.
When the sessions are on zoom, the link will be the same every week: https://zoom.us/j/652120818
The evenings will be hosted by Olga Bloemen and Susannah Phillipson who will welcome these wonderful storytellers:
30th September – Imogen Smith   with  “The Hunger Myth”, a Greek Myth which explores the need for humanity to reassess and rebalance our relationship with the natural world.    ONLINE
14th October – Robbie Foulston – TBA
28th October – Harley Loudon – ‘The Pear Drum’ – a Victorian horror story exploring a child’s need of magic, being good – or bad enough – in a world of uncertainty and strangeness. – IN THE GARDEN
Please arrive from 6pm to settle in and make yourself a cup of tea – we’ll start promptly at 6:15pm.
The Crack a Story sessions are part of the Salisbury Centre’s community programme and are offered on donation (suggested donation £5). All contributions will be split between the storyteller and the Salisbury Centre. Please add the code CAS to your transfer. https://www.salisburycentre.org/donate/
Accompanied children welcome, although the stories are more tailored to adults and those over 12 years old.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at community@salisburycentre.org.
Past Tellers include…
16th September – Amanda ‘Botanica Fabula’ Edmiston – An exploration of traditional stories where healers acquire magical and miraculous cures to mysterious ailments. Bring along a natural object and some drawing materials! – This will be our first session IN THE GARDEN as we emerge out of lockdown.
Places are limited and you can book your spot here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crack-a-story-amanda-botanica-fabula-edmiston-tickets-119583354031
2nd September – Ben Aitchison – ‘Rumpelstiltskin’, a story of work, alchemy and naming. Of fathers and daughters. Of anguish, magic and triumph. – ONLINE