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Lottery funded by the Arts Council of England

 
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The ‘The Goddess Lounge’ is  an online storytelling programme featuring international performers, environmentalists, authors, and non-binary artists.

Storytellers from Brazil, Uruguay, Wales, Denmark, New Zealand and Italy will feature alongside UK and UK-diverse artists from Zimbabwe, India, and Ireland.

Since the Neolithic, Goddesses have been inter-sex, international and inspirational. ‘The Goddess Lounge’ will joyously and provocatively mash up myth, film, live performance, and debate, creating new realms through which to explore the pressing themes of climate, migration, and gender.’

The Goddess Lounge was born as a result of the celebrated ‘How to be a Kitchen Goddess’ series, commissioned in 2020 by Hastings Storytelling Festival – four delicious nights of story-led cookery plus entrancing guests.

‘Funny, poignant, urgent – a raging success’
Traditional tales coupled with true, vital storytelling.’
‘I’m watching alone yet laughing out loud.’
‘Great top tips for keeping Goddess energy alive in current circumstances.’
‘Online is a Goddess-send.’

 CLICK HERE TO WATCH


 

Xanthe Gresham Knight is a performance storyteller of world renown. Author of ‘Goddesses and Heroines’ with Thames and Hudson, she has created a variety of shows celebrating the feminine divine including ‘Cassandra’ for Radio 4 (Listen to the BBC podcast here), ‘Morgana Le Fey’ for The Cheltenham Literature Festival and ‘Isis and Hecate’ for the Barbican. She has performed extensively with The Crick Crack Club and the Goddess Tales were funded by the Arts Council of England.

Xanthe’s work with the Iranian epic ‘ Shahnameh’ with Arash Moradi has toured internationally and nationally with Adverse Camber Productions. Xanthe has received major commissions and honorariums from the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institute. She has been Storyteller in Residence for Harvard University, The Blanton Museum Texas, Psychologies Magazine, The Chelsea Physic Garden, Stoke and Staffordshire Libraries and 18 Hours Hastings. Xanthe worked as a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Storytelling for the University of East London for 17 years and works with Everyday Magic in London schools. She lives in Brighton with her husband and step-daughter and co-hosts LunarSea Storytelling Club with Fleur Hemmings.

 

Speaks like a woman spitting jewels
Arts Council of England

We were enraptured
The Telegraph

Exquisite timing
The Times

Gresham is a truly great storyteller who unwraps each story like the petals of a lotus flower
British Theatre Review

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Xanthe is Storyteller in Residence for Hastings funded by 18 hours

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The ‘The Goddess Lounge’ is a free, monthly, online storytelling event featuring international performers, environmentalists, authors, and non-binary artists.

Storytellers from Brazil, Uruguay, Wales, Denmark, New Zealand and Italy will feature alongside UK and UK-diverse artists from Zimbabwe, India, and Ireland.

Since the Neolithic, Goddesses have been inter-sex, international and inspirational. ‘The Goddess Lounge’ will joyously and provocatively mash up myth, film, live performance, and debate, creating new realms through which to explore the pressing themes of climate, migration, and gender.’

The Goddess Lounge was born as a result of the celebrated ‘How to be a Kitchen Goddess’ series, commissioned in 2020 by Hastings Storytelling Festival – four delicious nights of story-led cookery plus entrancing guests.

‘Funny, poignant, urgent – a raging success’
Traditional tales coupled with true, vital storytelling.’
‘I’m watching alone yet laughing out loud.’
‘Great top tips for keeping Goddess energy alive in current circumstances.’
‘Online is a Goddess-send.’

 THESE FREE PERFORMANCES CAN BE BOOKED ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE


Xanthe Gresham Knight is a performance storyteller of world renown. Author of ‘Goddesses and Heroines’ with Thames and Hudson, she has created a variety of shows celebrating the feminine divine including ‘Cassandra’ for Radio 4 (Listen to the BBC podcast here), ‘Morgana Le Fey’ for The Cheltenham Literature Festival and ‘Isis and Hecate’ for the Barbican. She has performed extensively with The Crick Crack Club and the Goddess Tales  and Goddess Lounge were funded by the Arts Council of England.

Lottery funded by the Arts Council of England

Xanthe’s work with the Iranian epic ‘ Shahnameh’ with Arash Moradi has toured internationally and nationally with Adverse Camber Productions. Xanthe has received major commissions and honorariums from the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institute. She has been Storyteller in Residence for Harvard University, The Blanton Museum Texas, Psychologies Magazine, The Chelsea Physic Garden, Stoke and Staffordshire Libraries and 18 Hours Hastings. Xanthe worked as a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Storytelling for the University of East London for 17 years and works with Everyday Magic in London schools. She lives in Brighton with her husband and step-daughter and co-hosts LunarSea Storytelling Club with Fleur Hemmings.

Speaks like a woman spitting jewels
Arts Council of England

We were enraptured
The Telegraph

Exquisite timing
The Times

Gresham is a truly great storyteller who unwraps each story like the petals of a lotus flower
British Theatre Review

Sign up HERE to receive an occasional newsletter with news and information about performances.

Xanthe is Storyteller in Residence for Hastings funded by 18 hours