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.
What’s coming up:
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 November 30th at Burdall’s Yard in Bath. The theme is Feast. Doors open at 7.15, stories start at 8.00 pm. Tickets £5.00 on the door.We’re looking forward to seeing you there! If you’d like to send us a story we are now open for submissions, all details here.
WORKSHOPS Clare runs monthly workshops to inspire writers, both new and experienced, and to help them find the joy of writing stories. The next workshop is on Saturday 13th October: Characters. The bedrock of many great stories is the character at the heart of them. Good, bad, ugly, sad, a liar, a cheat, a lover, a god – who is your story about? How convincing and well-rounded is that character? This workshop will include exercises that help your characters to leap off the page in their full three-dimensional glory. Click here to find out more and to see other workshops Clare is running this autumn. Click here to book or to be kept informed about future workshops.
We had a busy summer at A Word In Your Ear. Here are a few things that have been happening:
LITTLE POTATOES A Word In Your Ear took Clare Reddaway’s new play Little Potatoes to the Fringe. Little Potatoes is a powerful, bittersweet comedy-drama set in China about marriage, mothers and family-planning. We were at Paradise In the Vault from 3rd-11th August. The play went down a storm! For more info click here. Watch this space for what happens next!
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.
LONG STORY SHORT Clare Reddaway and Philip Douch read a selection of their best short stories at Clifton Library, on Saturday 17th March. We hope to have further Long Story Short events soon. For more information click here.
Get in touch if you’d like to be involved.
Pics from STORY FRIDAY TOMORROW:
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 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.