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Women Witches Warriors Adult Storytelling Walking Tour

This one-woman performance introduces the modern-day woman to the women of York who have walked before her.
Location: Bennett's Cafe and Bistro, 30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH
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York: Women Witches Warriors Adult Storytelling Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of this one-woman performance and be introduced to and inspired by the women of York who walked before you. York-based storyteller and local lass, Sasha Parker takes these stories off the page and onto the stage, the stage being the streets of York as she steps into the shoes of York's unsung heroines in this 90-minute street performance. This is fiction based on fact.

Learn how Celtic Queen Cartimandua came to be known as the people's peacekeeper but how she continued to wage war with her ex-husband long after their divorce. Find out what exactly was written in the stars for Roman Empress Julia Domna and how that shaped her reality. Let the Ivory Bangle Lady show you her final resting place and learn why she chose to call York her home. Meet Roman Goddess Minerva, Goddess of Wisdom, and mere mortal maiden, Arachne. Learn from Arachne's grave mistake.

Allow Lady Isabel German, York's Medieval Anchoress, to show you where she spent her days. Take a walk down what was once York's Red Light District and come face to face with Mary Jane Sutherland, a lady of the night. Hear her story and her plight. Meet one of the first-known feminists, Josephine Butler who fought for the rights of women and their bodies.

Get to know the modern-day women of this city, Sarah Coggles, and Victoria Bage, and listen to the stories they have to tell. Meet the Pearl of York, York's very own Martyr, Margaret Clitherow, and find out why she chose to die in the name of her faith. Let Gentleman Jack, Anne Lister, tell you how she fell in love time and time again. Find York's forgotten artist, Mary Ellen Best, and see where she sat to paint when the day turned to rain. Come face to face with a supposed witch, Jennet Preston, a wise woman, who was executed here in this very city!

This adult storytelling tour is rated 18+ as the content is aimed at a mature audience.

Starting outside Bennett's Cafe and Bistro, 30-32 High Petergate, York, YO1 7EH, Sasha will lead you through the city's hidden corners, sharing tales of bravery, mystery, and magic. From ancient legends to real-life heroines, you'll be captivated by the stories this woman has to tell.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to delve into the captivating world of York's women, witches, and warriors. Book your spot now for an evening of tales that will leave you both inspired and empowered!

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