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23 September 2021

Saturday 18/9 Charity Event

Thank you – musicians, magicians, creatures great and small!

Hannah's pop-up café was as popular as ever (not least her choc orange brownies) . . .

Storyteller Nickhola-Susanne bewitched creatures big, small, furry and feathery in Southwick Hall's enchanted grounds . . .

Young Musician George on the Southwick Cello, Sandy (classical guitar), Clare, Tim and Tony (violin), Eugene (folk fiddle), Paula and Fran (piano) all enraptured us with rhapsodies and reveries . . .

None of which we could've done without you Volunteers: you were great!

A Big Thank You to all who came along to enjoy the sunshine, nature and treats, and contributed to a charity event with a difference.

From all at Southwick Hall & St Mary's: " See you back again soon! "

3 September 2021

Sat 18 Sept – Storytelling & Café

Hannah's Pop-up Café +
Storyteller Nickhola-Susanne
at Southwick Hall

Live storytelling carries Power and Magic – especially with a slice of cake in Southwick Hall's bewitching grounds!


The myths and legends of the Vikings, Celts and countless others are more than tales to entertain. They can also be like ancient maps, showing us that whatever challenges we're facing, our ancestors walked those paths before us.

Nickhola-Susanne is the author of 18 books (spellbinding-stories.com) and has worked extensively with primary schools and charities including The Wildlife Trust. Her book The Wonder Tails has been described by Waterstones as 'Kipling for the 21st century'. She retells ancient legends – and makes up new ones.

Come and join us for Nickhola-Susanne's:
How Baz the Fox Earned His Brush (11.30am, 5-9yr olds)
The Beginning of Dragons (3pm, 6yrs to adult)

Also a musical treat, with Young Musician George on the Southwick Cello & Friends

See you in the Magic Circle of Stories!

Saturday 18 September 10.30-16.00

Entry to garden and grounds free or by Charitable Donation

23 August 2021

Pop-up Café & Storytelling * Confirmed *

Sat 18 Sept: cakes, myths, music and a magical setting

Come and enjoy Hannah's pop-up café  in the lush grounds of Southwick Hall.

Nickhola-Susanne's bewitching tales and live music from Young Musician George on the Southwick Cello & Friends.

Entry is free or by Charitable Donation (proceeds to conservation of Saint Mary's Church and Southwick Hall).

– A treat for all ages –

29 May 2021

2021 World Conker Championships

No Olympic Games, no football championsips, no threat of Real Ale shortage were ever going to get in the way of this one – and they are back with a vengeance:

2021 World Conker Championships

at the Southwick Shuckburgh Arms
10 October 2021