Events

Storytelling Celebration Events

Celebrating our stories!

We run storytelling celebration nights in coffee shops, bars, restaurants and other interesting and sociable places! Often wine and nibbles are part of the ticket price and we invite local communities to come and have a different kind of good night out where they can connect with real life stories.

Usually there are four speakers, talking for 10-20 minutes each about how they have, or are, overcoming personal struggles such as managing mental health difficulties, balancing family life, coping with the loneliness, dealing with grief, facing gender issues or cultural challenges and much more. Speakers are supported to focus on the good things about their story, such as what they learnt or how they moved forward.

All stories are intended to be real and honest, but also are hopeful and positive with a focus on overcoming, so if you come to an event you can expect to come away feeling touched and inspired!

We are very grateful to the Big Lottery Fund for the grant they have given us towards running some of our events.

NEXT EVENT – WEDNESDAY 5TH AUGUST:

We are so excited that lockdown is easing and we will be able to hold our first event since March! It has been an incredibly challenging few months and we have really missed seeing and hearing from you all.

With the support of members of the Southampton Mental Health Network, our event will be held on Wednesday 5th August from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Robins Nest Emporium, 129 High Street, Southampton SO14 2BR.

The venue has the choice of indoor or outdoor seating, is wheelchair accessible, and we will be using silent disco headsets to ensure that everyone can hear whilst socially distancing. Tea/coffee and cakes will be available to purchase, as well as browsing the shops that evening. Our speakers will be sharing their stories of overcoming their struggles during the pandemic and no doubt other themes will emerge from this.

In view of the difficulties that COVID 19 has caused, the tickets are reduced to £5 but you do need to pre-book; unfortunately no walk-ins can be admitted. If you are unable to pay, please don’t worry – just book a ticket.

If you would like to book a ticket to this event please click here.