The Monument hosts first ever after-hours storytelling event
‘Stairwell Stories’ - Tales of love, longing and passion brought to you by renowned
storytelling radio show, Nyx Chariot
- The Monument to host exclusive evening event: ‘Stairwell Stories – Folktales for Fearless Adults’
- FIRST EVER ‘SILENT STORYTELLING’ - ‘Silent-Disco’ Style headphones provided
- Intimate LIVE storytelling experience with soundscapes, told by international professional
- storyteller, Nell Phoenix, with Nyx Chariot soundscapes
- Listen to five original tales inspired by the folklore of the City
- Arrive: 6.30pm for 7.00pm start on Thursday 12 March. Event lasts 1hr
- Tickets available from 23 Feb 9.00am: £20.00 (over 18s only – stories contain adult themes)
- Limited availability through Billetto: www.billetto.co.uk/stairwell-stories
- Press contact:firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 221 7883
The Monument, one of the City’s most historic attractions, is to host an exclusive one-off adult storytelling event, Stairwell Stories – Folktales for Fearless Adults, with Nyx Chariot from NTS Live Radio (2014 Best Online Radio Station in the World, International Radio Awards).
The session consists of five stories, all of which encompass magical, contemporary twists on classic fairytales. The evening will unlock guests’ imaginations and leave them spellbound with tales inspired by the folklore of the City and the famous Monument itself. In partnership with actress and international professional storyteller, Nell Phoenix, who will tell the stories live through ‘silent disco’ style headphones beginning at the bottom of The Monument to immerse guests as they climb the 311 spiral staircase to the top of the column where they can take in the beautiful views of the City and the riverbank from one of London’s best vantage points. Soundscapes will be incorporated to further animate the stories by radio show Nyx Chariot from the award-winning NTS Radio.
Tickets are £20.00 per person and can be booked through Billetto (www.billetto.co.uk/stairwell-stories). Tea will be provided on arrival.
The Monument, designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1671-1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London, is 202ft high and stands 202ft from where the fire started in Pudding Lane. It is the tallest isolated stone column in the world and has been open to visitors for over 300 years. Today it welcomes over 200,000 visitors every year.
More details can be found here: www.billetto.co.uk/stairwell-stories
Visitor information: http://www.themonument.info/visitor-information.html or http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/the-monument/
This event is not suitable for those with access issues.
Event hosted by Tower Bridge Exhibition, The Monument and NTS Live Radio (Best International Station 2014 – Online Radio Awards).
For further information or images, please contact Tori Dance at Kallaway PR
T: +44 (0)207 221 7883
Notes to Editors:
- The Monument was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke and was built in 1671-1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London which devastated the City in 1666. It is constructed of Portland stone and the simple Doric column is topped by a flaming copper orb symbolising the Fire.
- The Monument underwent a £4.5 million restoration project beginning in 2007 and which took two years to complete. Repairs to The Monument are carried out approximately every 100 years.
- It is maintained by the City of London at its own expense and is open to the public every day.
- Winter Opening Hours: October – March 9:30am-5.30pm daily (last admission 5pm)
- Summer Opening Hours: April – September 9:30am-6pm daily (last admission 5:30pm)
Admission costs £4.00 (adult), £2.70 (concessions) and £2.00 per child (under 16).
Joint tickets with Tower Bridge Exhibition for £10.50 (adult), £7.20 (concessions) and £4.70 (children) respectively are also available.
How to get to the Monument
The Monument is located at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 61 metres from where the Great Fire of London started in 1666. There are now many coffee shops and places to eat around this world famous attraction.
When traveling to the Monument:
- By bus use numbers 17, 521, 21, 43, 133, 141, 48, 149 (all routes through London Bridge)
- By train use London Bridge, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR stations
- By tube use Monument on the District and Circle lines or London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee lines
- By car the nearest car parks are: Q Park (Tel 020 7248 5874) Bucklesbury House, 4 Wallbrook, London EC4N 8DQ or Thames Exchange NCP (Tel 020 7248 6089), Bell Wharf Lane off Upper Thames Street, London EC4R 3TB.
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