“Tree of Light” at Lighthouse Poole

White Rabbit’s Bernadette Russell is telling her story The Tree of Light at a Wintertime Event at the Lighthouse Poole on Sunday 27th November. It’s a folktale for the 21st century, a reminder of the power of hope and love in troubled times.

“A very long time ago, this land was all forest. At the heart of the forest was a very special tree, that everyone spoke of, but only a few had seen: the Tree of Light. It is said that this tree is the keeper of all our hopes and dreams… it is said that in the darkest hours of night as we lay dreaming, something magical happened…


But this was all a long time ago. The forest is no longer here. The forest  is only a distant memory to the eldest citizens, the forest’s whose whispering trees can still be heard. Where there were trees, there are roads, houses, shops…so what becomes of our hopes and dreams now? And what happened to the Tree of Light?”

Come and find out, and listen to this magical mid winter story, full of forest creatures familiar and unfamiliar, night time adventures and poetry. Plus you will be invited to add your own stars to the Tree of Light, and the opportunity to have your wishes come true.


FREE and suitable for all ages. Please go here for times and information


Spooky Stories for families

White Rabbit’s Bernadette Russell is teaming up with fabulous London Dreamtime for Spooky Storytelling at Farmopolis this Halloween Eve, 30th October.

Join in with halloweeny interactive stories, music and making (with something crafty to take home ), perfect for everyone older than five. Plus… FRIGHT NIGHT EXTRA are you brave enough to stay for the later session where the stories are not just spooky but actually scary?


Details:Children’s Storytelling & Crafts
Sunday 30 October
12.00-13.30£3Venue: Farmopolis, Greenwich Peninsula
SE10 0FL.Nearest tube: North Greenwich on the jubilee line

To book tickets go here


Tricks and treats!



WILD- stories and craft for families

Bernadette Russell of White Rabbit has written some new stories about animals for family audiences especially for Farmopolis- come and find out all about the creatures that live with us in London and make something to wear to the Animal Ball. You will hear about how squirrels can time travel and why rats live mostly underground, plus you’ll hear a song from the pigeon choir and learn to dance the Fox Trot.
White Rabbit have created work for National Theatre, LIFT Festival, Birmingham Rep and the Southbank Centre amongst others. Bernadette’s books “Do Nice Be Kind Spread Happy” and “Be The Change” are published by Quarto


The event is on 24th September 12-1.30pm and tickets can be bought here 

White Rabbit’s new family show at Knole

fox in the snow

We’re delighted to be creating a new family story telling show at beautiful Knole House in Sevenoaks, Kent,TN15 0RP – home to the Sackville- Wests, and surrounded by wildlife and ancient parkland.

As well as our new stories, you get hot chocolate and a crafting workshop suitable for all the family.

Show dates: 20th and 21st December 2014

Times: 11am-12 midday, 12.30- 131.30, 13.30-14.30

Tickets: £10 (Children £10; family ticket £35) / 01732 462100

“Imagine a winter so harsh that the animals who live in Knole’s ancient parkland are invited into the house at Christmas time. Snow leopards, deer, foxes and many more share their stories with the family in this magical Christmas tale told by Bernadette Russell and Gareth Brierley”

to find out more about us, visit https://shortstops.info/white-rabbit-live/

or www.thewhiterabbit.org.uk


White Rabbit’s new children’s storytelling show at Southbank Centre

 shhhhh.... it's The Secret Garden

a sanctuary and a place to keep your secrets…

The Secret Garden

We’re delighted to be back at the Southbank Centre as part of their Imagine Children’s Festival with White Rabbit’s new storytelling show The Secret Garden. We’re proud to be working with Folk Dance Remixed and dancers from Lewisham College to create some magic in the Southbank Centre’s rooftop garden. Dancing, a maypole, a wishing forest, a sanctuary for wondrous creatures and beings, strange things growing on trees, secrets and enchantment abound!

You can book tickets here

The shows are suitable for children around 8 years old and their families.

Dates and times are: Friday 21st- Sunday 23rd February 2014

11am, 1pm, 3pm. tickets £6/£3 concessions