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The National Maritime Museum will be hosting an after-hours storytelling event for adults.
You'll be treated to a free cocktail before being led around the galleries by torchlight, meeting a wide-variety of storytellers along the way... there'll be one using signsong, another one in drag, one telling ghost stories, gothic horror, and even a bit of Caribbean folklore!
Expect plenty of thrills and chills and prepare to have your ideas about storytelling turned on their head.
Craig’s review of National Maritime Museum – “I do like the National Maritime Museum, but given Britain's rich history of war on the waves, and the fact that we won just about every battle we ever fought, it always seems a bit sparse on content to me. Where's the rest of it? I suppose we must have sunk it. All you'll find downstairs are some ship's figureheads, a titchy model of Nelson's Column, a gilded barge th… continued”
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