Tales at Soulton Long Barrow

Corbelled roof of the first chamber

I was really chuffed to be asked to tell stories to a group of Soul Midwives.

We met in September 2020 between lockdowns. What a joy to be telling stories face to face, in an open space of course. This was an annual meeting of the Soul Midwives’ Midlands Regional Group and was held at the nearly completed Soulton Long Barrow. The Second chamber where we held our session has been finished now, and I look forward to visiting before too long.

Second chamber waiting for it’s roof

What a day, and what an atmosphere! The huge second chamber was waiting for its roof – it was still an outdoor space so we could meet there. The acoustic was fantastic, and the audience engaged, fun and responsive.

Thank you for inviting me to join your discussions around death, grief, and the impact of Covid on us all during the morning session.

In the afternoon it was stories, escapism, and imagination – what a blast, I even got to play guitar alongside the story of Luty and the Mermaid, a tale of love and healing – suitable for such a compassionate and caring group.

Kokopelli on the box playing along!

I really hope to have the opportunity to tell once more in the completed second chamber. The barrow provides a wonderfully peaceful, moving, and thought-provoking secular space. Look out for one of their open days – thoroughly recommended! Contact details are on their website. https://www.sacredstones.co.uk/our-locations/soulton-long-barrow/

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