Cherry Soup - A new one-person show by writer in residence at the South Downs National Park, Sara Clifford

We are delighted to be one of the community venues hosting this new work by writer Sara Clifford. True, and not so true, tales of the South Downs. Inspired by stories from communities across the South Downs National Park.

'A Cherry-Seller sits by the side of the road. We’ve all seen them. People stop, people buy cherries and people chat. They tell their stories: of ancient farms and modern fetes; of lost skills and identities; of overgrown orchards and the ghosts of the villages – and bring new stories, different ideas and different cultures'

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Weaving the stories of the people Sara met during her research as the Inn Crowd Writer in Residence, with tales of the history and culture of the Downs, this one-person show will explore the changing landscapes and populations of the Park – as well as how the history of cherries is also the history of Southern England.

Touring pubs and community venues across the South Downs, performed with text, music and humour, the show will ask questions about the past, present and future of the Park.

This is not about nostalgia – this is a Cherry Soup of a show: sweet and sour and a little unexpected…

Tickets to this event are FREE and all are welcome. We will be serving our usual menu on the night, but booking is ESSENTIAL. Please pop into the Hollist or call to reserve your ticket.