Welcome to A Word In Your Ear. Thanks for dropping in.
A Word In Your Ear is all about stories. We don’t think that people spend enough time telling stories these days.
We think stories are one of the best ways to explore what it means to be human. We think stories help us to answer fundamental questions like ‘what are we doing here?’ and ‘was it cosy in the Middle Ages?’ We also think that stories are fun.
We like the way our ancestors enjoyed stories – by listening to them.
So we run Story Fridays in our local town, Bath, here in Somerset. Every couple of months we gather a group of writers and invite people to listen to what inspires them about a theme. Our next event is coming up on Friday July 5th at 8.00pm at Burdall’s Yard on the London Road. The theme is The Sea, The Sea, appropriate we hope in light of what we’re sure is going to be a scorching summer. We’ll have some sand in our sandwiches, a stick of rock to take us back to our days with buckets and spades, and some wild and wavy stories for you to splash around in.
Some comments on Story Fridays from our audience members:
‘Best Friday night guaranteed!’ ’The stories were good, often funny and well told – great venue!’ ’Wonderful.’ ’Excellent’. ’Lovely ambiance – great music!’ ’Great evening, superb stories.’ ’Very inspiring with lovely performances.’ ’Thoroughly enjoyable, great way to spend a Friday evening, thank you!’ ’The vibe is good, encouraging, fun, go-ahead, upbeat’. ’Stories are of a better quality than many we hear on Radio 4′.
Maybe you’d like to submit a story? Or come along and hear how our writers have been inspired? Either way, we’d love to hear from you.
Get in touch if you’d like to be involved.
Thank you for visiting, come again soon.
Here’s a flavour of Mars, Story Friday in March:
These images were taken by photographer Ben Langdon. Visit his website here.