of them have been forgotten or are not widely known.
Did you know that Merlin’s magic wand was an oak
Did you know that early immigrants from Ireland took
pieces of ash when they crossed the Atlantic, as they believed it protected you
Did you know about the story of the branch of nine apples of red gold? When the branch was shaken the
music the apples made was so beautiful that the listener would forget all
troubles and tiredness
“We are in need
of the old stories now, especially for our children! We have come so far with
technology, with out of balance life–styles and our negative impact on the
natural world that we need to reconnect to the old stories and the old
wisdoms.” said story-teller David Simpson
Stories will be told at 2.30pm on Sunday 11thNovember at Prehen
Suitable for children from 6 – 10 years and adults of all
Talks about trees will also happen at 12.00 and 4.00.
Prehen House and garden will be open from 11am – 5pm. The
Coach House will be offering cream teas and other treats.
These talks, story-telling and monthly meditation
workshops are part of a new, year long programme about trees at Prehen House,
offered as part of City Of Culture 2013. Trees For All aims to increase
peoples’ awareness of and knowledge about trees.
Spending time learning about trees reconnects people to
the cycles of the year. Research shows that time spent out in nature is good
for your health. It has a healing effect on people.
“When you look at
a tree and perceive its stillness, you become still yourself.” Eckhart
Tolle, teacher and author of Power of Now.
Information and dates of future events can be found on
Prehen House Facebook page or by contacting David Simpson (Co-ordinator) on 00
353 74 93 81224 or Colin Peck (Prehen House) on 02871 342829 or 0780 390 7532.