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When was the last time you sat around a hearth and listened to a good story? Join Arthur Conan Doyle for an evening of storytelling by an open fire.

On the 22nd of May, legendary author, Arthur Conan Doyle will tell some of his best-loved stories. This is the first in a 4-week series of events that offer reconnection with a sacred tradition. Oral storytelling is an ancient art form and one of the most important parts of our culture. Despite this, it’s something we do less and less. ‘Tales From The Hearth’ aims to revive storytelling for the modern age.

Doyle will bring his own words to vivid life. Listen as he fills your imagination with complex characters, tales of suspense and scenes from dark, Victorian cities.

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‘Tales From The Hearth’ takes place at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre in Edinburgh. The audience will sit in a semi-circle around our fireplace.

Arthur Conan Doyle will read two different short stories every week. You are invited to simply sit and enjoy the evening. Audience participation is not required but will be encouraged at times in order to help create an ambience.

There is a break between stories where you will be able to take advantage of our facilities and refreshments.

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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (is a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

Doyle is a prolific writer; other than Holmes stories, his works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle’s early short stories, J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement (1884), helped to popularise the mystery of the Mary Celeste.


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22 May
8:00 am-5:00 pm


The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
25 Palmerston Place
Edinburgh, EH12 5AP United Kingdom


The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
0131 625 0700

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