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 2ND SEPTEMBER – CHANGE OF VENUE:

We are excited to announce our next Storytelling Event on Wednesday 2nd September at 7pm at Shirley Warren Action Church, 117 Warren Crescent, Southampton, SO16 6AY.

The church gardens have a lovely outdoor area for us to enjoy the evening, enabling us to socially distance safely. Following the success of our event in August, we will be using silent disco headsets again to ensure that everyone can hear at a distance. For all our safety, we would ask that you wear a mask if it is appropriate. We will have masks and hand sanitiser available.

Please bring warm clothes, a torch and a chair if possible. We will have a few spares.

Our speakers will be sharing their stories of overcoming their struggles during the pandemic and no doubt other themes will emerge from this.

Tickets are £5 with a coffee/tea and a cake and you do need to pre-book; unfortunately no walk-ins can be admitted. There is a ‘no questions asked’ free option if needed – just book a ticket here.

For those who have not been to one of our events before, the stories will be about overcoming life’s challenges; they will be real and honest, but also hopeful and positive so you can expect to come away feeling touched and inspired!

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