Refugee Stories – Bath story event!

Bath Welcomes Refugees is holding a fundraising event at the Guildhall in Bath on 16th July.  ‘An evening of stories by the people who’ve lived the stories’ sounds like a fascinating evening, and very appropriate in these troubled times.  Show your support, come along on the 16th.  For more information visit Bath Welcomes Refugees Facebook page and buy tickets here.

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Space on Saturday workshop

I’ve had a couple of cancellations for a day long writing workshop this Saturday (2nd July).  If you fancy getting away from Brexit and spending time with a pen and paper, if you’d like to think about story, dialogue and performance, then get in touch.  More info here.

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Solstice recordings

We had a fantastic evening on Friday where we heard wonderful stories read by our gang of splendid writers.  If you couldn’t be there, you now have the chance to listen to all of the stories online – click here to find them. And you even get to see our mini-Stonehenge…  We’re taking a summer break now – but will be back in the autumn with OUTSIDERS, on 23rd September.  See you then!

 

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Writers Announced!

We are delighted to welcome writers Adrian Paul, Elaine Miles, Mark Rutterford and Clare Reddaway back to Story Fridays and to welcome newcomers Cherry Potts and Caroline Wookey. We’ll have stories of blood, guts and pagan rituals, stories of neighbours and neighbourhood watches, stories that make you shiver and stories that make you laugh.  And we’ve got the wonderful Francesca K singing again.  Come along! You’ll enjoy it!  Friday 17th June, 8pm, Burdall’s Yard.  Tickets £5.00 on the door.

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Dare To Care – fab new plays at Bath Fringe!

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Come along to Dare To Care at Burdall’s Yard – two sizzling plays for the price of one!  Angel of Peckham is Clare Reddaway’s short play about Camila Batmanghelidgh, founder of the Kid’s Company.  Fresh from an outing in London, the play was described as ‘intriguing, dynamic and thought-provoking’ (everything-theatre.co.uk).  Dawn of the Silent Spring is Sarah Curwen’s theatrical and entertaining interpretation of the life of environmentalist Rachel Carson.  Both are slickly directed by Carolyn Csonka.  Dare to Care is on at Burdall’s Yard at 8.00pm on Friday 3rd June, and 2.00pm on Saturday 4th June.  Tickets are available here.

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Autumn themes announced!

We’re very pleased to announce our autumn dates and themes.  We’ve got Outsiders on 23rd September, War on 11th November and Ice on 13th January.  We hope the themes get your taste buds tingling and your creativity zinging!  We’re looking forward to reading stories from the many talented writers in Bath and beyond!  We’re thrilled to be putting on Story Fridays at Burdall’s Yard again in the autumn – thank you Burdall’s! – and to be teaming up with the B&NES Library Services for the annual B&NES short story competition in January.  In the meantime, see you all at Story Friday Solstice on 17th June!

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Interview on The Short Story and get your Solstice stories in!

The other day, Clare Reddaway was interviewed by Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn of The Short Story website.  You can hear what Clare has to say about short stories and live performance here.  In other news – stories are coming in for our Solstice Story Friday – make sure you’ve sent your entry in by 6th June!  Maybe this weekend’s sunny weather will have inspired you!  And we had a very successful workshop at the Library on Saturday – some wonderful and interesting pieces were created, and we all had to think very hard about endings…

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Stories for Carers

Story Fridays are very excited to be performing at St John’s Hospital tomorrow for Bath Carers.  Clare Reddaway, Elaine Miles and Julie Green will be reading stories about books for the Carers’ World Book Night event.  We’re really looking forward to it!

 

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Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis

Wonderful writer Jonathon Pinnock, who you heard at Story Fridays Feral and Sparks, has set up a new magazine!  If you write comic poetry get over there and send him your stuff!  (I fear if I gave it a go the results would be neither comic nor poetic, but hats off to those of you who are able!).  Click here for the website and good luck!

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Recordings of Fools

We had another brilliant sold out night on Friday 1st at Story Friday Fools. We listened to some wonderful stories.  ‘Another brilliant set of stories’ said one audience member, ‘some full of dialogue, some quirky, some spell-binding, all highly entertaining.’   Now you too can listen to the stories and see some photos of the evening here.   Thank you to all the writers, to the wonderfully tuneful Francesca K and to our loyal and glorious audience!  See you on June 17th for Story Friday Solstice.

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