Tales from the Petal Demon

At 7.30pm on Saturday 29th April at Neuadd Goffa Mynydd Llandygai, LL57 4LQ or on Zoom.

Join a Shonaleigh, the world-renowned tradition bearer and storyteller, for some stories from The Petal Demon.

The Petal Demon belongs to the Cycle of Hillel, which is the first of twelve epic, latticed, interlinked cycles of stories passed down through generations of Jewish women.

It’s the story of a woman who is pursued by a mage, and how she’s helped by Lilith to create a maze of flowers, that traps the mage and becomes a sanctuary for her.

This woman becomes known as the Petal Demon, and through her wanderings she leaves legends behind her. To men she’s a demoness; to women she’s a heroine.

Shonaleigh is a Druts’yla, and carries on a living unbroken oral tradition passed down from grandmother to granddaughter. She knows around 4,000 tales that she can recall on request, using the lost art of ‘stories within stories’.

This telling of the Petal Demon will be recorded as part of the Last Drut’syla Project to create an archive of this tradition’s stories.

Suitable for adults and 14+ only.

This will be a hybrid event: either attend in-person in Mynydd Llandygai or virtually via Zoom.



How to find it?

This event takes place at the Neuadd Goffa (Memorial Hall) in Mynydd Llandygai, postcode LL57 4LQ. Here’s a map.

Is there parking?

Yes, there is a car park opposite the hall, and you can also park along the road. There are two disabled car parking spaces immediately outside the hall.

I’m attending on Zoom, where’s my link?

The access links will be sent out a couple of days before. Please add claire@anadlu.com to your mailbox so they don’t get lost!

What are the timings (for Saturday night)?

Doors will open at 7pm. Show starts 7.30pm. Zoom room opens 7.30pm.

Do I need to bring anything?

Mostly… bring your good ears and hearts to listen. 

If you’d like to bring your own chair, you are welcome (there will be regular chairs provided).

Any other questions?

Give Claire a call on +44 (0) 7970 409 724 or email claire@anadlu.com