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 the September 18th at Burdall’s Yard with the theme HARVEST. 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.
If you’d like inspiration for HARVEST Story Friday, you might like to come to a workshop on September 5th. We’ll be running one for our November event CABARET too. Click here for info on what we’ve got coming up.
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.
If you’d like to listen to the stories that were read at Story Fridays Goes Swimming, they are travelling around and about Bath in Fringe Arts To Bathe’s glorious stripy bathing hut. The hut will be at the Cleveland Pools event in Parade Gardens, Bath, on Sunday 14th June, and at the Pools themselves during the Family Fun Day on 4th July. You’ll also be able to see many of Lisa Fryer’s beautiful photos there.
Get in touch if you’d like to be involved.
Thank you for visiting, come again soon.
A Word In Your Ear is proud to be funded by Bath and North East Somerset Council.
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.
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 Schofield. 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:
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:
Here’s a flavour of Mars, Story Friday in March:
These images were taken by photographer Ben Langdon. Visit his website here.