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with Stella Kassimati and Maria Zourari

Weekend 1: 31 March – 2 April 2023

Weekend 2: 12 – 14 May 2023

Friday 7.30-9.30pm,
Saturday 9.00am till 5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am till 12.30pm

Course Fee: £345

Join us for a brand new two weekend course!

During the pandemic, the fear of death led many of us to sacrifice our freedoms and way of life. For two years people, who did not put themselves first, wore masks, left home only for essential reasons and hardly saw their loved ones. We sacrificed so much to protect ourselves and others, to keep our neighbours and fellow humans safe.

Admetus, afraid of death, accepted the Fates’ offer to find someone else willing to die in his place. His old parents, fearing death, refused, but his young wife, Alcestis, willingly sacrificed herself to save the life of her beloved husband. This story invites us to explore our relationship to sacrifice and life. How prepared are we to make sacrifices for life, for Nature and for our planet? Just how far are we willing to go to save and protect ourselves, those we love and all other beings?

Over the first weekend we will be hearing and telling the myths that led to the tragedy “Alcestis” written by the famous Ancient Greek playwright Euripides. During the second weekend we will explore the myths and see what personal and global themes emerge. Could this ancient story contain wisdom that can help us at this critical point in human history?

Storytelling experience is beneficial, but not essential.

Step 1: Book Place
To book your place please contact Stella at stella@schoolofstorytelling.com or text her on +44 (0) 7765977149.

Step 2: Book Stay
Click ‘Book Stay’ to book meals and accommodation

*Please make sure that you have had your place confirmed by Stella before booking your stay. To provide flexibility for you, we enable you to ‘Book Stay’  for each individual weekend. If you want to book your stay for the other weekend during the course please place select on the linked weekends below and click ‘Book Stay’ for that weekend.

Further Information

31 March 2023
to 02 Apr 2023


Emerson College
Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JX United Kingdom