Tellers, Tales and Tradition: A weekend telling with Shonaleigh
You are invited to a unique, immersive weekend of storytelling for adults from the world-renowned tradition bearer and storyteller Shonaleigh. This is a rare chance to hear these ancient tales in the light and on the tongue, stories untold for two generations and barely spoken of for decades.
The Song of Lilith belongs to the Cycle of Hillel, which is the first of twelve epic, latticed, interlinked cycles of stories passed down through generations of Jewish women.
Lilith has always fascinated us. Is she demoness or goddess? Wronged woman or strong wife?
The Song of Lilith reveals much about her true nature. From the beginning of time, Lilith has been dancing and crying on the shore, calling to all women. In this tale we hear how three women joined her dance… and went on to change the world.
This is an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in stories or in oral and lost cultures to come and experience the tradition as it was meant to be experienced, through listening, requesting stories and asking questions. There will only be a few places, so booking is essential.
This telling of the Song of Lilith will start at around 7:30pm on Friday evening (arrive from 4pm for a bite to eat first). Saturday’s session will run approximately 10am – 9pm. Sunday will run approximately 10am – 2pm. It will take place within a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of cushions and sofas and cups of tea.
This telling takes place at Shepherds Dene Retreat House in Northumberland – a gorgeous Edwardian country house with 26 acres, within easy reach of Newcastle and Carlisle. To book your spot, email Shepherds Dene at [email protected] or call them at 01434 682212.
There is a charge of £177 to cover the cost of bed and board. Cash donations are invited to cover the storytelling (suggested donation £20 – £50).