Welcome to A Word In Your Ear. We are all about all about stories. Stories read on stage, stories made into plays, stories hidden in the woods, stories recorded so you can listen when you’re on the move.
We’re thrilled to have a lovely review of Story Friday 2018 in the Bath Echo this week:
“The joy of it is in the breadth of imagination of the writers, the huge variety in tone and style, and the sheer quality of the material.”
“Unique, entertaining, and often uplifting. If you haven’t been yet, I recommend you do.” [Bath Echo]
Read the full review here.
What’s coming up:
New performances!! LITTLE POTATOES is a powerful, bitter-sweet comedy-drama set in China, about marriage, motherhood and family planning. After a very well-received run at the Edinburgh Festival, it will be performed at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington, London, on Sunday 7th April and Monday 8th April. Tickets on sale now. For more information click here.
STORY FRIDAYS Live short stories, freshly written, wonderfully performed – we run Story Fridays in our local town, Bath, here in Somerset. The next Story Friday is on March 22nd at Burdall’s Yard. The theme is Invitation. Doors open at 7.15, stories start at 8.00 pm. Tickets £5.00 on the door.
Deadline for submissions to Story Friday Invitation is 11th March.
WORKSHOPS Clare runs monthly workshops to inspire writers, new and experienced, to help them find the joy of writing stories. The next workshop is on Saturday 30th March: Follow Up Workshop. In this session we’ll be sharing and giving feedback to writers on a story they have completed or are struggling with. Bring it to the hive mind! Click here to find out more and to see other upcoming workshops. Click here to book or to be kept informed about future workshops.
STORY SATURDAY Clare Reddaway, Doc Watson and Natalie Watson will be reading a selection of their best short stories at Clifton Library, on Saturday 23rd March. For more information click here. Tickets are £5 on the door, or you can buy them in advance here.
Last year was busy at A Word In Your Ear. Here are a few things that happened:
FORAGED FICTIONS In July, Kilter Theatre and A Word In Your Ear joined forces to create a promenade collection of site-responsive stories at Prior Park.”This is a production of an originality that expands the boundaries of what is considered theatre. One hesitates to use the adjective ‘magical’, but this is a unique experience that echoes in the memory for long afterwards.” [***** Theatre Bath]
As part of the Frome Festival, we performed at the Tin Church, Brokerswood, where we told some Tales for a Tin Tabernacle, lit by candles and oil lamps, surrounded by fields, with the Westbury White Horse in the distance. With Foraged Fictions, this made for two wonderful summer events.
Get in touch if you’d like to be involved.
Pics from STORY FRIDAY 2018:
We’ve worked with some fab people over the years. We’d like to say particular thanks to:
We’d like to thank the Engage programme at the Theatre Royal, Bath, for their collaboration on Story Friday Journeys.
We’d like to thank The Cleveland Pools Trust for their support in putting on Story Fridays Goes Swimming.
We’d like to thank Bath and North-East Somerset Libraries service for their continuing support of Story Fridays, and in particular reader-development officer June Wentland. If you are in Bath, you can often see information about upcoming Story Fridays in the glass Library display case at the top of the Waitrose elevators.
A Word In Your Ear is proud to have been funded by Bath and North East Somerset Council.
We were thrilled that the stories and photographs from Story Fridays Goes Swimming became part of Fringe Arts Bath’s ‘To Bathe’ exhibition, curated by Chloe Scholefield. The stories perambulated around Bath in Chloe’s bathing hut – and will be seen and heard throughout the summer in Bath. Catch ’em if you can.
SOME PHOTOS OF STORY FRIDAYS:
STORY FRIDAY TOMORROW:
STORY FRIDAY FOOLS:
STORY FRIDAY GOLD
Thank you to photographer Elaine Hicks.
STORY FRIDAY HARVEST:
(Thank you to photographer Elaine Hicks)
STORY FRIDAYS GOES SWIMMING
The Pools looked very pretty for Story Fridays Goes Swimming.
The bunting cast coloured shadows.
For more photos click here.
Here’s some Noir-ish photos from Story Friday Noir:
Here’s a flavour of Story Friday Mars:
These images were taken by photographer Ben Langdon. Visit his website here.