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Crack a Story: Plant a Seed *In the SC Garden* Harley Loudon – ‘The Pear Drum’

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:

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. – on zoom
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…
2nd September – Ben Aitchison – ‘Rumpelstiltskin’, a story of work, alchemy and naming. Of fathers and daughters. Of anguish, magic and triumph. – ONLINE
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
30th September – Franziska Droll – “The fisherman and his wife”, a story about greed and someone who can never have enough. It is also about love and closing our eyes to the change a loved person makes. It is about how decisions can change the environment and have an impact on us. – ONLINE
14th October – Robbie Foulston