Storytelling and musical events in the Earthouse
The Earthouse at Cranborne is a magical venue for stories and music. You will be transported by some of the best storytellers and musicians in the land.
An evening at the Ancient Technology Centre will take you back to a time when people gathered in round wooden buildings, around a fire. There are no signs of modern technology as only firelight and oil lamps light the Earthouse. Along with a wonderful performance, all you will see are wooden walls and rafters, a chalk floor, firelight and the stars through the skylight.
Our next musical event
Bird Spirit Land, honouring ancestors and celebrating wild earth: Saturday 9 November, 7.30 pm (doors open 6.30pm)
A lamp lit winter hearthside concert with Carolyn Hillyer and Nigel Shaw (with guest musicians Kate Fletcher and Corwen Broc)
Suitability: Suitable for ages 8 and over.
Tickets are £10 for over 16s and £5 for 8 - 15 year olds and are available from the Seventh Wave Music website. (opens in a new window)
Our next storytelling event
The King of Lies and other tales with Clare Muireann Murphy: Saturday 23 November, 7.30pm
A lying contest with an edge, literally. The King of Syria is not a man to be trifled with; obsessed with deception he's determined to learn all the lies in the world. Any person who fails to tell a new lie loses their head. With the piles of severed heads growing, Clare Muireann Murphy enters the fray to do and undo this cruel power play.
Traditional stories from Syria wrapped in a contemporary telling. The performance is devised from Rafik Schami's, 'Damascus Nights' and inspired by current events in Syria.
Clare Muireann Murphy - wandering Irish storyteller now based in London - has performed stories in more than 20 countries and in two languages. Her repertoire extends from her beloved Irish mythology to world folklore, anecdotes, fables, death stories, personal tales and original stories. Her storytelling performances are physical and passionate, and she is blessed with an inherently delightful personality that befriends all and sundry - audiences included... Clare has performed at the Globe, Barbican and Soho Theatres in London. For more information on Clare, please visit her website. (opens in a new window)
£10 for over 16s and £5 for under 16s. Suitable for age 11+
For ticket availability and to make a booking, please contact East Dorset Heritage Trust on: 01202 888992. You can pay over the phone by credit card and your tickets will be emailed to you (a small surcharge per transaction will apply). Alternatively, once you have booked your tickets over the phone, make cheques payable to 'ATC Friends Account' and send with a stamped addressed envelope to EDHT, Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1AS.
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"It wasn't a story it was pure magic."
"The setting was magnificent."
"It was spellbinding - an evening I shall remember with huge pleasure. I didn't want it to end. I arrived rather sceptical, departed converted."
"A marvellous experience in an amazing building!"
"I love this place! What a wonderful combination - an excellent storytelling in a building which inspires, refreshes and transports me into a timeless space."