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.

lisa photo ducks smallIn 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 will be playing at Fringe Arts Bath exhibition ‘To Bathe’ from 22nd May to 7th June, 8-9 New Bond Street Place, Bath BA1 1BH.  You’ll be able to see many of Lisa Fryer’s beautiful photos there, and peer into a brand new bathing machine…. Click here for more information.

Story Fridays will be back in Burdall’s Yard on the September 18th with 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.

In the meantime, we have a couple of workshops for you.  Writing Short Stories for Performance on June 13th, and a workshop based around our theme of Harvest on September 5th.  Click here for info on what we’ve got coming up.

In the meantime, if you’d like to listen to our wonderful comedy play THE FOURTH DOG  it is now available to download free for your pleasure! Click here to find out more.

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.

image006A Word In Your Ear would like to thank The Bath Chronicle for their sponsorship of Story Friday ‘Noir’.


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.



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 stage panorama



Here’s a flavour of Mars, Story Friday in March:

These images were taken by photographer Ben Langdon.  Visit his website here.

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  1. Neil Osborne says:

    Greetings to All at “A Word in Your Ear.” I’m a Brit living in New York and am a member of All Souls Unitarian Church here on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We have a short story group called “Stories with Soul”, and meet every Wednesday for a reading and discussion. The whole thing takes an hour. The group was formed some 15 years ago by Warren Bryant, a radio actor. There’s an overall co-ordinator who recruits a host for any particular month. That host then picks a different reader for each Wednesday of their month. (We have a goodly stock of thespians, and plain old hams, like me.) That reader chooses his / her own story, so it’s all very democratic … and fun ! Stories range from classic through contemporary. Next week, on 10th of April, I’ll read Clare’s “The New Religion” and “The Card” by James Ross. I’m looking forward to it.
    Kind regards

  2. Neil Osborne says:

    Hello, Clare

    Last evening’s reading of “The New Religion” went very well. We had a good turnout of 22 souls., and as it happened, a friend was able to tape it. Here it is :


    Hope you can open it OK.

    … and, actually I found your story on “East of the Web.” It’s an excellent site.

    With kind regards to you, and all at ” A Word in Your Ear.”


  3. Clare Reddaway says:

    Lovely Neil! So interesting to hear someone else read it! I’m glad that you and your group enjoyed the story.

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