Welcome to a thrilling evening of tales from the past!

Join author and professional storyteller, Dawn Nelson, for a journey through the history of the story collectors in the unique setting of Winchester Museum.
From Straparola to the Grimm Brothers, this talk and storytelling evening for adults takes a look at the people recording the tales from the oral storytelling tradition. As with her popular podcast 'Stories From Lore', Dawn will talk about the history of these stories as well as telling some of the darker tales from the collections.
'The Juniper Tree', 'Mr Fox', 'Prince Lindworm' and more will all make an appearance as you settle in for an evening of Dark Fairytales.

There is a glass of wine or soft drink included in the ticket price.


  • Books stacked together all in natural colours like brown, red and pale green. There is an overlay of see through lit candles.
  • Dawn standing in front of a bookshelf in dim lighting smiling and telling stories to a crowd of people sitting around her.