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Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey right in the heart of our beloved community as ten local authors join forces with nine talented musicians for a mesmerizing evening of storytelling and live instrumental music. This is an event that promises to draw our community closer together, inviting all of us to Winchester’s historic Old Town Hall for a night of shared experiences and unforgettable entertainment.

Imagine the warmth of our community enveloping you as you settle into the cozy embrace of the Old Town Hall, surrounded by friends and family. Here, your neighbours will open their hearts and share tales that have remained hidden, even from their closest confidants. But what makes this evening truly exceptional is the enchanting fusion of these narratives with soul-stirring instrumentals. Feel the emotions swell as a guitar strums in perfect harmony with a pivotal moment in someone’s life. Let the ascending notes of a piano transport you into a world of suspense, and allow a ukulele to heighten your anticipation. It’s as if the authors are inviting you to peek through an open window into their own unique journeys, sharing their experiences and inner reflections.

This extraordinary evening will be a tapestry woven from threads of bravery, triumph, laughter, and wisdom, all sourced from the lives of your fellow community members. The settings vary from an old general store, a Tibetan border town, the confines of a claustrophobic tent, and so many more! You’ll find yourself utterly captivated as these locals take centre stage, regaling you with stories that have the power to change lives and, on occasion, leave you in fits of laughter.

But it’s not just an evening of entertainment; it’s an opportunity to make a positive impact on our community. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a worthy cause, the House of Lazarus. So, come on down and join us for an unforgettable night of community, connection, and inspiration. It’s an event you won’t want to miss, an event that celebrates the vibrant tapestry of our local talent, and an event that reminds us all of the power of storytelling to bring us closer together. We can’t wait to share this incredible experience with you!

Starring (in no particular order): Louise Kelly, Murray Barkley, Marion Voytinski, Paul Stockton, Daphne Evans, Patrick Burger, Gabrielle Thomas, Harmony Koiter, Sylvia Smith, and Richard Zandbergen.

Instrumentals by: Tony Glen, Rick Ventrella, Gary Pelow, Sandra McNeill, Jean-Pierre Leduc, Lauren Casselman, Tom Henbest, Patrick Clark, and Scott Arena.

Directed by Harmony Koiter and Amanda Burger

All profit from this event goes to the House of Lazarus.

Tickets: $15 ($10 for those under 18 years of age)

To book, call: 613 346-5064 or email: [email protected]

Two shows: Friday, Oct. 13 @ 7:00 pm and Saturday, Oct. 14 @2:00 pm. Winchester’s Old Town Hall.


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