StrangeBooks Event


Double Bill: Jane Bom-Bane & Mike Russell
An evening of stories and enchantments.
Brighton author and storyteller Mike Russell will be reading strange stories interspersed with various surreal shenanigans followed by mechanical hats and stories from Jane Bom-Bane.
Reviews for Jane Bom-Bane:
“Utterly refreshing – unlike anything I’ve ever seen or heard before” Dave Gorman
“The best show I saw in Edinburgh Fringe this year (2012)” Stewart Lee
Reviews for Mike Russell:
“The stories will take you to places within your mind you never knew existed.” Gerard Bianco
“I always look forward to Mike Russell’s work, he’s so out there that it’s refreshing.” Nancy at Oddly Weird Fiction
We anticipate a magical evening. For more information on author Mike Russell and to see how to book please visit

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.

BED at the Brighton Festival

For this year’s Brighton Festival, White Rabbit‘s Bernadette Russell will be visiting people at home in their beds and reading them a story written especially for them.


Their rooms won’t be quite as they remembered them, there will be surprises and a midnight feast. Podcasts of the stories and conversations to follow. The story may continue in their dreams…..

BED is an on-going storytelling experiment, and has taken place in a giant bed at The Basement in Brighton, in a outdoor bed-on-stilts at Stroud Art Fair and in various beds of friends and strangers. Inspired by Truman Capote’ short story “Master Misery”

In bed on stilts at Stroud Art Fair.

In bed on stilts at Stroud Art Fair.

Dates for Brighton Festival

Friday 1st May- in the BED of Dorothy Max Prior, Brighton

Monday 4th May- in the BED of Lucy Ann Holmes, Eastbourne.

Click here for  a video of a previous BED


If you’d like a visit from Bernadette, please email and put BED in the subject line.