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the story pilgrim

By: Darren Hill
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  • Sharing sacred stories on the pilgrimage of life. Inspired by walking the Camino de Santiago, Darren Hill, created ’the story pilgrim’ to continue the quest to find out how other people are making their way through life. Walking other pilgrimages Darren will document his walks, his thoughts, conversations with fellow pilgrims and storytelling events that ’the story pilgrim’ holds. Step into nature and listen to, a new episode every two weeks.
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  • The Theatre Royal Drury Lane
    May 20 2024

    Step into the storied halls of The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the world's oldest continuously operating theatre on the same site. In this episode, I don my cap as your Tour Actor and guide you through the grandeur and secrets of this iconic venue. Since its inception in 1663 under Thomas Killigrew, to its modern-day ownership by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Drury Lane has been a cornerstone of theatrical innovation, always pushing boundaries.

    Join me as we embark on a captivating journey through 361 years of illustrious history. From the opulent Grand Saloon to the mysterious substage, we’ll explore every corner of this magnificent theatre. You’ll hear fascinating tales of its deep connections to royalty and discover the behind-the-scenes magic that has enchanted audiences for centuries.

    Prepare to be intrigued and inspired by the rich legacy of Drury Lane, where modern theatre truly began.

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    34 mins
  • Going to Battle
    May 6 2024

    Embark on a riveting journey with 'the story pilgrim' as Darren traverses the historic landscapes from Hastings to Battle, where the pivotal Battle of Hastings unfolded in 1066, altering the course of history. In this heart-pounding episode, aptly titled "Going to Battle," Darren's determination to unravel the mysteries of the past leads him along coastal cliffs and into unexpected twists, guided by the unpredictable paths of the Ordinance Survey Maps App. Amidst the breathtaking scenery, a mishap threatens to derail his quest as he faces the daunting prospect of lost audio recordings. But beyond the physical challenges lies a deeper exploration of resilience and perception as Darren reflects on the fine line between stubbornness and confidence. With captivating insights into the legendary figures of William the Conqueror and Harold the Second, coupled with a surprise message from actor David Oakes, known for his role as Godwin in Vikings Valhalla, this episode offers an immersive dive into history and introspection. Join Darren as he wanders the hallowed grounds of Battle Abbey, soaking in the echoes of a bygone era and weaving a narrative that captivates the soul. Don't miss this gripping tale of adventure, introspection, and the enduring spirit of exploration.

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    45 mins
  • Brighton
    Apr 22 2024

    Embark on a sensory journey through the eclectic streets of Brighton in this captivating episode of 'the story pilgrim.' Join me as I traverse the winding paths of my hometown, exploring iconic landmarks like the majestic Brighton Royal Pavilion and the lively Palace Pier. From the soothing sound of waves crashing against the pebble beach to the enchanting allure of Quadrophenia Alley, every step is a revelation. As I wander through the historic Lanes and vibrant North Laines, I delve into the profound theme of 'taking things for granted,' reflecting on the city's vibrant spirit and its liberating ethos. In Brighton, there's no need for apologies – here, authenticity reigns supreme, and you're free to embrace your true self. Join me as I celebrate the essence of Brighton, where every corner tells a story and every moment is a testament to the beauty of living unapologetically.

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    43 mins

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