Stories of Sussex

Saturday 27 October 2018


The course

Participants will be introduced to the wealth of stories and legends that are associated with the Sussex countryside. Why did the waggoner’s wheels come to a halt by the Sussex Pad Inn? How did the Blacksmith become King of Trades? Why did the farmer get his wife back from the Devil? What strange creature lurks in the Knucker’s Hole? Is there really a treasure buried in the Trundle? How did the children of Sussex manage to saw a giant in half? These stories and more will be brought to life through story, song and drama, which the participants will be helped and encouraged to perform themselves as a joint collaboration between adults, children and workshop leaders.

The tutors

Gail Duff and Bing Lyle have been promoting folk music and traditions throughout Sussex and Kent for over 25 years. They specialise in relating their teaching to place, landscape and heritage. Recent clients include Sussex Traditions, Woodland Wildlife Hidden Histories and Kent Orchards for Everyone.

Bing and Gail not only teach, but also perform and take part in many of the customs that they introduce to others. They are both singers and musicians and Gail runs Rabble Folk Theatre, a group of actors and Morris dancers, who regularly perform at the Museum.

Participant information

This is an intergenerational workshop. The sessions are priced for two people booking together and the minimum age is 7 years.

It is advisable for participants to wear warm layers.

Fee and refreshments

£60 for two people, to include tuition, teas and coffees and entry to the Museum. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.



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