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Storytelling and songs by firelight in the iron age roundhouse - Field Cottage
Storytelling and songs by firelight in the iron age roundhouse
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Date(s) - December 17, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Greystones Farm Nature Reserve


Come and listen to stories around the fire in a replica Iron Age roundhouse.

Archaeological finds suggest that for thousands of years humans have been living and working on the land on which Greystones Farm now stands.

Our ancient ancestors were a lot like you and me and undoubtedly loved a good story. But having no Netflix or Disney+ they would have gathered around a fire on a cold winter night to chat and share stories.

We are overjoyed to be welcoming local storyteller, Polly Hammond, as she brings a taste of the past to Greystones Farm.

Polly is a renowned story teller and her aim is to help children find an authentic connection with nature and wildlife using the magic of oral storytelling, story-making and song. Polly will be joined by Enda McCabe, who will be singing a mixture of traditional and original songs.

We’ll be having 2 performances on the 17th December – 1pm and 4pm, with each performance lasting about an hour. At each performance, using original songs and creative listening tools Polly will start with “Winter” and explore the gift of the cold, wintering, how animals prepare and what we can learn from this magical season. She will then be changing how we look at this often misunderstood time of the year, and helping us see it as the “The Furnace of the Year”. The session will end with a 3rd traditional tale.

Please note:

There is no parking on site, apart from disabled bays. (Please let us know if you need disabled bay parking.) The nearest public car park to the reserve is the coach and car park at 7 Station Road, GL54 2AA. (Approx 300m away)

There is no lighting on the path to the roundhouse and the roundhouse will only be lit by firelight.