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The Ruby Tree – Online Storytelling with Shonaleigh

April 19, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0

An hour long online-story with tradition bearer Shonaleigh Cumbers.
8pm – British Summer Time

In their heart, stories carry gems of wisdom, of truth and of hope. This is particularly true of The Ruby Tree – a story from tradition bearer Shonaleigh’s wealth of tales.

A Makhshef – a demon, a sorcerer and creature of chaos – looked into a mirror and saw a King, desperate for a child. The King had journeyed far to find the magical pomegranate tree, planted by Elijah, and pluck its healing fruit. Filled with jealousy, the Makhshef threw a curse at the King, turning his flesh and blood to stone and the fruit he reached for into something else entirely.

Upon a hill there is a tree with two sides. One side is lush and laden with fruit but the other – it’s withered branches bear hard, shining rubies. Each hanging stone contains a soul – a child that would have been – trapped forever in its gleaming red heart.

Join Shonaleigh Cumbers for a tale filled with magic, wonder and hope in these strange days.

Suggested donation – £5

When the lockdown began, and courses and events were cancelled, Shonaleigh’s income dropped to zero. Please support the tradition and tradition bearer by donating what you are able to via the paypal link below.


April 19, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0


Shonaleigh Cumbers
Streamed Live Storytelling
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