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Storytelling Events

East Dorset Heritage Trust provides a box office service, providing tickets and booking assistance, for The Earthouse at the Ancient Technology Centre and Wimborne Community Theatre as well as hosting our own events from time to time.

How to Book:
Call the Box Office at East Dorset Heritage Trust on 01202 888 992
(9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri).
You can pay over the phone by credit or debit card and your tickets will be e-mailed to you. A bank surcharge is payable on all card transactions.

Alternatively, once you have booked your tickets over the phone, you can send a cheque to:
EDHT, Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1AS.
Please check who the cheque should be made payable to before sending!

Tickets should be booked and paid for prior to the event. The purchase of tickets on the door is subject to availability and to a £1 per ticket surcharge.


Allendale House

Five Thousand Cherry Stones
Friday 11th August at 2:00pm

A story told by Graham Rogers, based on the memoirs of his great uncle, Fred Smith, a Stoker aboard
HMS Jessamine during the First World War.
Through the winter storm struggles a tiny ship, the Jessamine. Tangled in the mast is Fred Smith, a stoker, a nobody, awaiting the
next wave and an end to his days in a world upon which he will barely leave a smudge. He will soon be able to tell his mother why he had
collected all those cherry stones.

Tickets £5

The Earthouse,
Ancient Technology Centre

The Earthhouse at the ATC is the only purpose-built storytelling space in the country and the massive timber and earth structure can seat up to 250 people in the round, warmed by the fire in the centre pit and illuminated by candlelight and lanterns. The acoustics are phenomenal and the setting provides the most unique and magical stage for an unforgettable evening.
Doors open at 6.30pm, and performances begin at 7:30pm, unless stated otherwise. There is an interval during which time refreshments will be served (included in the ticket price). Tickets available through EDHT on 01202 888992. Online booking is available at www.earthousefairytales.eventbrite.co.uk

Saturday 24th June
Performance storytelling by Jan Blake & TUUP


Saturday 12th August
Performance storytelling by Ben Haggarty, Emily Hennessey,
Mikael Oberg & Dominic Kelly
Music by Jonah Brody & Sheema Mukherjee

Main Show

The stage is set for a high voltage mythological mash-up!
Inspired by a 3,000 year old Indian epic-singing tradition, Pandvani108 combine performance storytelling, music and song to turn on the epic jukebox and bring us a wild night of unbowdlerised global myth and epic in untamed short form style.
Far from sedate spoken word – this is more like organised chaos with added deities.Gods, monsters, giants, warriors & divas from Greece, Ireland, the Scandinavian North, the Indian heat and beyond, are all hauled centre stage.
Brash, exuberant, and with more experimental excitement than you can shake a stick at…this is the Short Myth Massive – live and irresistibly direct!
 ‘playful & powerful – a highlight of this year’s festival’ Beyond the Border Festival

For information about future performances or the Ancient Technology Centre Telephone Pascale Barnes on 01725 517 618 or email p.d.barnes@dorsetcc.gov.uk
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Wimborne Community Theatre

Wimborne Community Theatre creates original site-specific performances, set in unusual outdoor venues or non-theatre buildings. Members of the community work in partnership with artists and organisations to develop and perform stories inspired by local places and the lives of inhabitants, past and present, real and fictional. Over 1,000 people have been involved (aged from 6 months to 89 years), performing to audiences of several thousand. The number of core members expands with each production depending on who gets involved.


                                                                         © East Dorset Heritage Trust 2010 | Charity No: 1002126 | Company No: 2532151.