Welcome to A Word In Your Ear. A Word In Your Ear is all about stories. We don’t think that people spend enough time telling stories these days. We plan to remedy that!
If you’d like to listen to live stories, freshly written, wonderfully performed – 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. The next Story Friday is on April 1st 2016 at Burdall’s Yard with the theme FOOLS. Doors open 7.30, stories start at 8.00, tickets £5.00 on the door. I’m thrilled to announced that we’ll be hosting the talented and glamorous Francesca K, a vintage events musician, who will be singing some of her best songs for us. I can’t wait! Come along to Burdall’s Yard, 7A Anglo Terrace, Bath BA1 5NH. We’d love to see you there!
Do think about the theme of FOOLS, and see if you’d like to submit a story – details of story length etc are all here.
“I’d never been to one of these story readings before and it was…. great!” Sid, audience member, Story Friday Gold.
Other opportunities: If you are writer, you might like to contribute to the Stroud Short Stories event on 24th April. Philip Douch is holding one of his fab Short Stories For Grown Ups on 21st February in Stroud. Here in Bath, Bath Short Story award is open for submissions until 25th April. And if you fancy a bit of singing, Kilter are holding some wonderful sessions where you can join in to sing their locally written, locally inspired songs. Have a look here for the dates.
We’ve started a new venture – Earshot. We are building up a story bank of wonderful stories by our favourite writers, read by professional actors or the writers themselves, which you can listen to at your leisure. Click here to find out more and have a listen.
In May we took Story Fridays out and about to the Cleveland Pools in Bath with Story Fridays Goes Swimming. “A hugely successful event” (Bath Chronicle). “The atmosphere was electric and the captivating tales played beautifully to the intimate surroundings,” (Theatre Bath). “The stories were of an impressively high standard and all delivered with passion and a great measure of imagination,” (Theatre Bath). Our audience members said it was “magical” and “unique”. We were delighted – fantastic stories, glorious setting, toe-tapping music and the sun shone. To read more about the event and see some pics click here.
Get in touch if you’d like to be involved.
Thank you for visiting, come again soon.
Thank you to:
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 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.