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Matlock Storytelling Cafe

Matlock Storytelling Cafe, situated in the very heart of Matlock, offers a unique experience to its audience.  Candlelit tables and a warm welcoming atmosphere all add to make this a great night out for adult audiences.  Light meals are available, as are fantastic cakes and hot drinks.  BYO tipple.  

Takes place on the first Friday of each month at the Imperial Rooms, Matlock, DE4 3NL - click here for Google map

Tickets cost £7 and are available from The Greenway Cafe, Snitterton Rd, Matlock OR by calling Storytelling Cafe on 01629 580023.  Or you can pay on the door.  Delicious cakes and savoury snacks available.  BYOB.  Doors open 6.45, show begins 7.30.

Matlock Storytelling Cafe - bringing storytelling back to adult audiences

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On Friday 3rd October, The Matlock Storytelling Cafe presents Simon Heywood and Shonaleigh Cumbers with their brilliantly moving show Out of the Silence: Stories of the Conscientious Objectors.

In 1916, as soldiers died and volunteers grew scarce, the British government began the first ever mass conscription of its own citizens. Of millions called up, sixteen thousand claimed the new right to conscientious objection, so many that the state didn’t know what to do with them.

As their world collapsed, the “conchies” embarked on a long, lonely and silent war against war itself. They suffered ridicule, torture and imprisonment, their stand splitting families and communities. Drawing on first-hand accounts, letters, diaries and memoirs, storyteller and former peaceworker Simon Heywood and drut’syla (Yiddish storyteller) Shonaleigh bring the voices of these conscientious objectors out of the silence.

Tickets cost £7 and can be bought by calling Storytelling Cafe on 01629 580023. Or you can pay on the door. Delicious cakes and savoury snacks available. BYOB. The Café is in The Imperial Rooms, Matlock DE4 3NL. Doors open 6.45, show begins 7.30.

Matlock Storytelling Cafe - bringing storytelling back to adult audiences...