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image for Story-telling item typeThe East Anglian Storytelling Festival 2020 at Cressing Temple Barns

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Story-telling, Sat 6 Jun 2020, £20

Storytellers at the Barns!

Storytellers at the Barns!

A beautiful setting for Storytelling! We'll take you to another world, where anything is possible and anything might happen. Great family day out! Evening sessions will delight anyone who loves stories - better than the theatre!


Cressing Temple Barns,
Witham Road,
Nr. Witham,
CM77 8PD


Storytelling is not reading from a book. Stories tell of betrayal, joy, lust, love, greed, kindness, death, joy, sorrow, redemption and revenge. Stories serve to teach, to warn, to touch our darkest souls, our breathless hopes, our compassion, our best selves and our moral compass.

Stories can bring us to tears or to laughter. Whether we are young or old, stories take us out of ourselves into another world, where anything is possible, and anything might happen!

Our daytime sessions will engage and entertain children, and encourage them to question, to think, but most of all to laugh and be creative.

In the evening the stories turn more adult, our tellers will fascinate and intrigue, and may be a little unsettling. We have acclaimed national storytellers supported by local professional storytellers for our ticketed evening session:

Nick Hennessey is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, playwright, folk singer, song writer and musician. He has told stories for more than 20 years, performing at venues such as the Southbank Centre and the Royal Albert Hall..

The dynamic, irreverent and definitely un-twee Sarah Rundle is a professional storyteller and actor based in West London. She has performed at the Earls Court and Milton Park festivals, and worked with the New Wimbledon Theatre.

If you haven’t yet been immersed in the magic of oral stories – this is your chance. If you have, you’ll definitely want to be with us!

We are delighted to host this year's festival at Cressing Temple Barns. The site is a fabulous day out in it's own right, and a wonderful setting for our stories!

We'll have a bar, food and crafts at the festival, and there's ample parking. Checkout our website for tickets!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled access

Toilets can be found on site and include disabled and baby changing facilities.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 6 Jun 2020 10:00 to 23:00
Daytime family and children - 10:00 - 17:00
Evening adult and older children 18:00 - 23:00


Daytime event is free with some special ticketed events to be announced.
Evening 'Earlybird' tickets £15, £20 standard.



Plan route to Cressing Temple Barns using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 799187  Lat: 51.83793 Long: 0.60985

From Colchester take the A12 to Witham. Head out towards Braintree on the B1018. Cressing Temple Barns are well sign posted.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Toilets can be found on site and include disabled and baby changing facilities.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility