As the finale event to the Wild Norwood FREE community festival this year, this extra special festive event will begin with a magical lantern lit walk through the cemetery (make your own lanterns at our Glowing Cemetery fair earlier the same afternoon), followed by winter fairytales by candle light in the chapel, then (weather permitting) star gazing through telescopes outside, before everyone is guided back to the cemetery gates.
This is completely FREE, but booking essential due to limited seats. Click on the headline for more info and the booking link ...
Magical festive evening for everyone, including families with children aged 5 and over, with storytelling performed by Sally Pomme Clayton.
Dress up in furs, follow the path through the trees, and gather under the fairy lights, as local writer and performer Sally Pomme Clayton takes us on an enchanted journey into the fairytale forest.
Hear about the girl made of the snow and find out how she helps deliver our Christmas presents. Join two bold sisters, Snow White and Rose Red, as they trick a greedy goblin and set the bear King free. Shelter from the snow in a mysterious house, as invisible hands spread a winter feast. But who really lives here?
Pomme is a wonderful storyteller who weaves spells with words, sounds, songs and special objects from cow bells to a teeny tiny house! Join in with actions as we tramp through the snow and throw snowballs! Sing a Swedish carol and learn a speedy drum rhythm. These snowy stories will fill you with the magic of Christmas!
Please book a ticket for everyone in your group who needs a seat (seating is limited) BOOK YOURS HERE
"One of the country's most highly regarded storytellers...she awakens the imagination of the audience." The Independent.
“Some people are born to entertain - Sally Pomme Clayton has that magic in plenty, she is a dream-weaver, a spell-binder.” The Londonist
This is a completely FREE event, brought to the community as part of the ongoing National Lottery Heritage Fund project. You can find out more on the project website: www.westnorwoodcemetery.org
More on Pomme
Sally Pomme Clayton (do call her Pomme!) is a pioneering storyteller and writer who has been creating performances, books and plays for more than 40 years, and has played a pivotal role in the storytelling revival. She creates unique work for theatres and museums, gardens and galleries, festivals and broadcast across the UK and beyond. Recently appearing at: Museum of Comedy Bloomsbury Festival; Exeter Lit Works; Royal Opera House; Chelsea Physic Garden; Cambridge Junction; The British Library; Thames Festival; Kings Place; Edinburgh Literature Festival; The British Museum; Dhaka Lit Fest. Her ground-breaking shows focus on powerful female protagonists, such as 'The Frog Princess Punked' a hybrid performance with girl punk band and live projections. She is Associate Artist at Omnibus Theatre and author of 15 children's books several in collaboration with Sophie Herxheimer. Her latest books are: 'The Mighty Goddess' (The History Press 2023) her first book for adults; Violet and the Sea Giant' (Autin Dance 2022); 'The King with Dirty Feet' (Otter-Barry Books 2021/2018) winner of The Oxford Book Award best picture book 2019; 'The Phoenix of Persia' (Tiny Owl Books 2019) nominated for the Greenaway Award 2020 and the UKLA award.
Photo of Pomme courtesy of Kippa Matthews