Welcome to A Word In Your Ear. We are all about all about stories. Stories on stage, stories hidden in the woods, stories made into plays, stories recorded so you can listen to wherever you happen to be.
Things are buzzing at A Word In Your Ear right now. Here’s what’s coming up:
FORAGED FICTIONS Kilter Theatre and A Word In Your Ear have joined forces to create a promenade collection of site-responsive stories at Prior Park. Small audiences set off through woods & fields across our spectacular skyline to discover each short story uniquely set in the World Heritage Landscape that inspired it. Click here for more information. Tickets are limited and are on sale now! Get yours here!
LITTLE POTATOES A Word In Your Ear presents Clare Reddaway’s new play Little Potatoes, a powerful, bittersweet comedy-drama set in China about marriage, mothers and family-planning. Little Potatoes is going to Edinburgh! We’re there from 3rd-11th August, tickets are on sale now! Click here for more info.
FORAGED FICTIONS at the FROME FESTIVAL. Stories told in the atmospheric setting of the Tin Church in Brokerswood. The off-grid Tin Church will be lit by oil lamps and candles as the evening light fades and there will be excellent refreshments, included in the ticket price, during the intermission. Saturday 14th July, 19.30. For more information and tickets click here.
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 September 21st at Burdall’s Yard in Bath. The theme is Tomorrow. 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.
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.
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.