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The best in live literature is coming to The Storey Centre in Lancaster over the coming months.

The programme, hosted by Lancaster’s own Litfest, starts with haunting storytelling and dazzling musicianship combined for a unique retelling of The Mabinogi, the oldest stories of Britain.

On Friday, March 14, Jane Routh will host a book launch for ‘Falling into Place’.

Jane will read from the book about a small area of land in the Forest of Bowland and joined by Cumbrian writer and photographer Ian Hill.

This free event starts at 7.30pm. Booking is advisable.

Performance storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton will be merging myth, fairy tale and raucous Greek philosophy in ‘Eros and Psyche’ on Friday, April 4.

The event starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £10/£8 concessions (for ages 18 and over).

Promoting the best of regional poetry will be April Poets on Thursday April 10. The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £4/£2 on the door.

On Friday June 6, you can expect intense storytelling in Mr Sandmann with Internationally renowned performer Ben Haggarty. Tickets cost £10/£8 concessions.

Litfest are also hosting an evening with Sixfold, reading poems based on Lancaster, the River Lune and the world beyond.

The event takes place on Friday June 13 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5/£3 concessions on the door.

For more information on these Litfest events visit or call 01524 62166.

The Storey will also host all manner of arts and cultural events this year including wine tasting, music and exhibitions.