september, 2019

21sep11:00 am1:00 amSTORIES FROM THE GRAVE!


Event Details

Family friendly workshop suitable for children ages 7 to 14 with under 12s supervised by an adult.

Join renowned storyteller Eleanor Buchan as she leads you on a journey into the mysterious, intriguing and downright scandalous true stories hidden beneath the headstones of Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted.  At this family friendly workshop you will not only experience an intimate, promenade performance woven through the gravestones, but you’ll also have a chance to go behind the scenes of the story-making process and to find out how history can be re-made through live performance.

This performance will be accompanied by a workshop entitled ‘Inhabiting History’: a crash-course introduction to storytelling suitable for children aged 7-14 and adults with a strong sense of play. Through active games, word-play and a guided adventure around the gravestones of the cemetery, participants will learn the skills to dive into their imaginations and dream up stories inspired by the landscape they see around them. A workshop for all budding storytellers.

 Audience feedback from previous performances:

“ Inspiring, enervating, thought-provoking and interesting. I absolutely loved it.”
“I just wish it had been twice the length.”
“It turned these stones into living stories.”
“I think it was a really fun way of learning about the past. It was really good, really fun.”
“The way you responded to the kids was very well done.”
“My 7 year old son was mesmerised for the entire performance – never will we think of a cemetery in the same way again!”


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:00 am


Rectory Lane Cemetery

Three Close Lane, Berkhamsted HP4 2DH


Kate Campbell, Community Engagement Officer, Rectory Lane 31 Cedar Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2LB

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