FREE storytelling for families in August

Throughout August, White Rabbit’s Bernadette Russell is performing some of her new story colection WILD about urban wildlife in the beautiful environment of Farmopolis in Greenwich.

You are invited to listen to stories and poems about the secret lives of foxes,squirrels, pigeons and other creatures who we share our city with. The stories are inspired by Aesop and Beatrix Potter, and relocated to Greenwich.After the stories there is a craft session with stuff for you to make, colour and take home! Suitable for families, all ages welcome.


Dates and times are:

1.5 hour sessions at 10.30am and 2.30pm

Fridays 12th, 19th and 26th of August 2016.

FREE but please reserve a place here

ADDRESS: The Jetty – London, SE10 0JF (view map here )

Dreams 1 Podcast

White Rabbit’s latest podcast is FREE and here!

Featuring these amazing stories on the subject of DREAMS

dream girl


“The Burning Pier” by Ray Morgan
“Six Dreams It’s Possible To Have” by Joel Shea
“Dream Lover” by Angela Smith
“Dreams?” by Thomas Jancis
“The Dream of the Dead” by Belinda May

One more to come before summer’s over

Sweet dreams…..



Are You Sitting Comfortably? MONSTERS

Award winning White Rabbit  are seeking short story writers interested in having their work showcased at their next event “Monsters.”

They say we always get the monsters we deserve, that they are simply a dark reflection of ourselves, our fears and our desires. What makes a monster?
Are they amoral,inhuman beasts, eyes glittering with madness? Or beautiful and seductive beings, tempting us to sin? Or, worse of all, misunderstood creatures, unfairly hunted, lonely, unloved? We are hosting an evening of short stories read aloud, chosen and read by the team at White Rabbit. The evening will include B-movie visuals, monster mash music from the 1920s to now, ghastly games, free food served by a lycanthropist waiter, and blood drenched cocktails.

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Writers who would like their work showcased at this event should email a story of around 1000 words to by midnight 26th August 2016. Please note we prefer the writers to attend.


If you’d like to see what one of the shows looks like please go here

If you’d like to find out more about Are You Sitting Comfortably? and White Rabbit please go here


Friday 9th September

7.30- late

Arts Admin @Toynbee Studios

28 Commercial St, London E1 6AB

nearest tubde Aldgate East.

tickets £8 includes free food. (writers get complimentary ticket)

FREE short story writing workshops for all

White Rabbit’s Bernadette Russell is Deptford’s writer in residence, and as part of this post is holding a series of free short story writing workshops throughout April at various libraries in South East London, plus a storytelling tea party.

Old Deptford

Old Deptford

“If you live in Deptford and love it, if you have never been but would like to , if you’re a bit wary of it and think it might be somewhere near Kent (it’s not) .. come along and find out more about our urban myths including: the dog who spoke in a French accent, a poet whose day job involved international espionage, the man who sold songbirds on the market who disappeared one day: the toshers and mudlarks, dolly birds and dandies, revolutionaries and rebels that populate and haunt our SE8. If you’d like to start your own short story to add to ours, have some cake and tea, this is the workshop for you.

“We Are Deptford”

Free writing workshops (and tea party) for all!

10.30-12 midday- short story writing workshop with tea and cake (16+)

 1pm-5pm- drop in sessions to create a guide book for Deptford- see your words and images in print (all ages)

 Dates and locations:

Sat 9th April

Pepys Community Library

Deptford Strand


020 8691 3146

Sat 16th April

Deptford Lounge

9 Giffin Street


020 8314 7299

Sat 23rd April

New Cross Library

283 285 New Cross Road

SE14 6AS

020 8469 0532

Sat 21st May 4pm-7pm

Also at New Cross Library

FREE “We Are Deptford” tea party and storytelling cabaret.

This will be a chance to hear some of the stories written by adults and children about Deptford past, present and yet to come. Plus there’ll be delicious cakes, tea and other treats, a Deptford Quiz with prizes, beautiful visuals and many more surprises to be announced.

New Deptford

New Deptford

Want to submit a story about Deptford but can’t make the dates?

please email Bernadette here by 7th May with stories of around 1000 words for a chance to be part of the show

 Twitter @betterussell



London Children’s Bookswap

Bernadette Russell of White Rabbit will be telling her time travelling sic-fi kids stories “The Stinkeroos” and “The Magic Washing Machine”  at Deptford Lounge as part of London Childrens Bookswap. More details about the event can be found here.

Bernadette will be reading her stories (in about 1/2 hour slots)

on Saturday 13th February 2016


11.15 am

in Deptford Lounge,  9 Giffin St, Deptford, London SE8

The stories were originally written with and for primary school kids, have been heard by kids from 0-80 years old!

Bernadette will also be giving away a few copies of her new book “Be The Change, Make It Happen”

"Be The Change, Make It Happen" an activity books for kids of all ages

“Be The Change, Make It Happen” an activity books for kids of all ages

Tainted Love- a celebration of the darker side of love

what big eyes you have...

what big eyes you have…

White Rabbit, in delighted collaboration with London Dreamtime, bring you a Valentine’s Day celebration of love in all its dark, weird bestial beauty under the night skies of Deptford. Plus magic, of course, from our 16th century Book of Spells….

we're all hairy on the inside....

we’re all hairy on the inside….


Please wrap up warm, and bring a candle in a jar.

Adults only, and spaces strictly limited. Please email to reserve a place and receive instructions.

February 14th, 5pm start.

Tainted Love is part of the Hothouse Project with Deptford Lounge.

Midnight Feast – Christmas Eve Ghost Stories

it's behind you....

it’s behind you….

White Rabbit presents, in the grand tradition of Christmas Eve ghost stories, this collection of spooky tales for 24th December. Recorded in a (supposedly) haunted Victorian school in Deptford, LONDON SE8.

Including these wonderful stories:

A Long Weekend Stay by Elizabeth Philips Scott
Friday 13th by Mike Murphy
A Visit to the Mad Prince by Vincent Manda
The Harrow by James Chisholm
The House by Alan McCormick
The Prisoner of Portmeirion by Zac Thraves

Read by Bernadette Russell and Gareth Brierley

You can listen to our podcast FREE here. Thanks for all your support this year, Merry Yuletide, Happy Christmas and a peaceful 2016 to all xxx

Aunt Maeve insisted on coming to Christmas dinner, even though she was dead....

Aunt Maeve insisted on coming to Christmas dinner, even though she was dead….