Beeston Tales - Love Rites


At Church hall, The Church of the Assumption

Price £6.5 - £8
Times 19:30

Love Rites
A man buries his heart…

A woman becomes a wild creature of the trees…

A corpse hangs by its hair.…

The God of Love’s wife takes the reins and spreads desire.


Storytellers, Ben Haggarty & Steph Brittain, chase a timeless theme through the forest of grown-up folktale, fairytale, epic and myth, to find the love we seek; the love we fear; the love that transcends; the love that burns, the love that heals; and the love that entangles sex and death and rebirth.

Expect strange attractions, eros, madness, romance, intoxication, and betrayal. Bring your heart and join the pursuit of the eternal mystery of, ‘what is this (crazy little) thing called love’?

A night in two halves.


On the door: £8 on the door on the night, attending live.

£6.50 in advance, attending live. On sale here, but only until the morning of the gig. (If you are looking for this ticket option and can't find it, and it is the afternoon of the day of the performance, you're too late! Come along anyway, tickets on the door as described above.)

Doors 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

VENUE! We'll be meeting in the Church Hall, 25 Foster Avenue, Beeston, NG9 1AE, a short walk up from Beeston Tram Stop or down from Beeston Library. Parking available at the venue.

CAFE! - The great folks from Dog & Bean will be serving tea, coffee and home baked treats. Bring Your Own Bottle if you fancy something stronger.

DAY OF THE MONTH - It's the 3rd Wednesday, get it in your diary!


If you're unable to join us in person, there's now an option for you to watch along from home. However, we're upfront that mobile reception at the venue is sometimes inconsistent. (Our current set up involves three different mobile devices on separate networks.) This is reflected in our slightly reduced ticket prices for the online offering. Two kinds of tickets are available for online viewing, either select "Attend online - paying" which will set you back £5 per device, and an "Attend online - discount"... which is free. We know times are harder for some people than others right now, and we'd much rather have you with us than not.

So do come and join us. When you purchase the online ticket, you'll be sent the link. We'll fire out an email on the night of the performance as well, just to make sure you don't miss it. Please don't share these links around. The event will be brought to you by Zoom - It's not tricky. You'll want to download it in advance, which you can do by clicking the link to join ahead of the event.

Big thanks to Caron from PCM Creatives for making this livestream possible. Please note, your receipt will also contain Caron's contact details in case you have any trouble on the night.

Beeston Tales is a not-for-profit community organisation, with all proceeds from events going to support traditional storytelling in Beeston and the surrounding area.


There is a hypnotic feel to the tales: you’re back round that prehistoric campfire again, rapt. – Matt Turpin, LeftLion. (Read full review.)

Let yourself be transported to worlds that are otherwise unreachable. – Bryony Ashmore, Nottingham City of Literature. (Read full review.)


25 Foster Ave, Beeston, Notts

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