Women of the Dark Skies Storytelling and Walking Experience

Women of the Dark Skies Storytelling and Walking Experience

Friday 8th March 2024 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

Chettle Village Hall
Chettle, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8DB

Women of the Dark Skies is an immersive storytelling pilgrimage for women, exploring darkness, power and freedom, crossing the ancient lands of Chettle at night…

Travel back in time nearly 2,000 years and meet the local Story Weaver from the Durotriges Tribe. She will lead you on a pilgrimage across the dark landscape to hear the story of Arla the Hare Runner’s journey from child to woman. But the Story Weaver brings word that an uprising against the Romans is being seeded by a formidable female Iceni warrior. As Rome threatens to extinguish your freedom and culture, will you heed the call to keep the powerful lore of your lands alive?

Women of the Dark Skies is led by creator Becky Burchell, walking at night without torches over the ancient landscape surrounding Chettle, in the heart of the Cranborne Chase. This magical and unique experience combines storytelling, night walking, ritual, history, nature connection, stargazing, feminism and spirituality. The evening will finish with Women’s Circle around a fire.

Please note that this has already taken place on 08/03/2024

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Chettle Village Hall. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Women of the Dark Skies Storytelling and Walking Experience

    Friday 18th October 2024 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

    Chettle Village Hall, Blandford Forum, DT11 8DB

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  • Women of the Dark Skies Storytelling and Walking Experience

    Saturday 26th October 2024 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

    Chettle Village Hall, Blandford Forum, DT11 8DB

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  • Women of the Dark Skies Storytelling and Walking Experience

    Friday 1st November 2024 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

    Chettle Village Hall, Blandford Forum, DT11 8DB

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