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Tea & Tales

Storytelling for Grown-ups

Professional oral storytellers Hannah Brailsford and Peter Optical invite you to listen and engage with folk tales, fairy stories, wonder tales and myths both from our own shores and around the world, whilst enjoying a cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake.

Stories exist all around us and in each of us, and storytelling is used in all art forms, but the most ancient of these is traditional oral storytelling. It is said in storytelling circles that an oral storyteller speaks 'eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart', no script, no props, no cameras, no books or paper. Just a listener, a comfortable seat and the magic of 'Once Upon a Time...’

So join us on the first Wednesday of every month* at the Palace Theatre from 2.30-3.30pm. Tea and Coffee will be available for £1 and a slice of cake for £1.50.

Entry: £2

*Subject to change. All 2019 dates are listed below.

  • Wednesday 13 March
  • Wednesday 3 April
  • Wednesday 1 May
  • Wednesday 5 June
  • Wednesday 3 July
  • Wednesday 4 September
  • Wednesday 2 October
  • Wednesday 6 November
  • Wednesday 4 December


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Time for Tea

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Cliffs Pavilion between 2pm & 4pm (Tue - Sun) and indulge in a choice of delicious sandwiches, cakes & desserts.

Download and Save Paper

Download an interactive, electronic version of our brochure.
Email to receive future editions instead of paper copies.

Time for Tea

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Cliffs Pavilion between 2pm & 4pm (Tue - Sun) and indulge in a choice of delicious sandwiches, cakes & desserts.