Word weaver, tradition bearer and educator

Shonaleigh is a dedicated and committed storyteller actively working to expand and share the Drut’syla tradition. Brought up in the Drut’syla tradition by her Bubbe (grandmother) she has a repertoire of over three thousand stories which can be adapted as appropriate for the theme and audience with whom she is working.

Unforgettable weekend experiences that create opportunities for the Drut’syla to tell a tale in full and for storyteller and listeners to explore these tales told in an immersive traditional setting.

Upcoming Events


Sunday 27 September 2020

Tales from The Sapphire Staff

8pm - 10pm (approx)

Sunday 18 October 2020

Tobias and the Snow Tear

8pm - 10pm (approx)

Sunday 25 October 2020

Tales from The Snow Tear

8pm - 10pm (approx)

Mon 2 Mon 30 November 2020

Strolling by the Wildwoods

Mondays 7:30 - 10pm BST on 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 November

Sunday 8 November 2020

The Cloth of Hope and Sorrow

8pm - 10pm (approx)

1 2 Next Last

This course is a five-day deep-dive into the nature of narrative and story. It takes you through practical exercises and creative explorations to help you tell your story in whatever medium you work in.

Walking the Wildwoods

Walking the Wildwoods takes places over 3 years and is made up of 4 week-long residentials.

Participants are invited to walk with the Druts’yla tradition and discover a new way of thinking about story. We investigate how stories are held, unpeeled, understood and internalised on both a practical and holistic level.

Bubbe's Wisdom

When the world is crying, it doesn’t need more tears.

What it needs is a hankerchief.

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