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 June 30th 2017 at Burdall’s Yard. Our theme is SOUTH. We’ve got a smorgsbord of delights for our audience from writers Mark Rutterford, Mark Hynes, Adrian Paul, Clare Reddaway, Julie Hayman, Sally Gander, Elaine Miles and Steve Tuffin, We’ll have thoughtful and thought provoking stories, as well as a bellyful of laughs. We are so pleased to have live music again from the wonderful Tracey and Jason. Regulars at Story Fridays will know and love their ethereal jazz-pop fusion, and we hope they’ll play us some tracks from their new album. Doors open from 7.15, music at the bar from 7.15, stories start at 8.00. Tickets £5.00 on the door. Burdall’s Yard is at 7A Anglo Terrace, Bath BA1 5NH. We’d love to see you there!
“I’d never been to one of these story readings before and it was…. great!” Sid, audience member, Story Friday Gold.
If you’d like to submit a story we’d be delighted – deadline for stories is 19th June. For full submission guidelines click here.
Clare runs occasional workshops inspired by Story Friday. Click here to find out more.
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.
Get in touch if you’d like to be involved.
Thank you for visiting, come again soon.
Some photos from Story Friday Fools in April:
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.