From the Forest
This October half term discover tales of folklore, myth and superstition derived from trees over time as Hanbury Hall gets taken over by nature.
Our modern day cultures and traditions are rooted in myths and folktales; centuries old and from all over the world. These tales are embedded in British culture and belong to everyone who has ever lived in or visited Britain; they grow with us as they get passed on from generation to generation.
British folklore is full of stories, songs, dances, customs and crafts that have been passed on from one person to another. There is not a ‘true’ or ‘real’ version of these stories as they are constantly changing, being retold in in slightly different ways. These stories tell us the history of the land and its people.
Where Hanbury Hall now stands was once the heart of the Greater Feckenham Forest. This October, we will be rediscovering some of the little known stories From the Forest, through the unusual and beautiful trees that still surround us; from the Norse God, Thor who protects the sacred Oak to the tree spirits and fairies who meet in secret beneath the Hawthorn.
From the Forest will be at Hanbury Hall every day from the Friday 26 October – Sunday 4 November. The house will be open, free flow from 1pm with last entry to the house at 4:30pm.