Story Fridays and Story Events

Story Fridays are story events held on – wait for it – Fridays every other month.  Come and listen to six or seven writer-performers reading freshly-minted stories inspired by a theme. There will be warmth and laughter, wine will flow and you might see an occasional themed crisp (don’t know what a themed crisp is? Come along and find out!).

Story Friday ‘2018’ – January 25th

2018 has been quite a year.  We’d like to celebrate it at Story Friday with stories that are inspired by events that happened in 2018.  These events can be personal, local, national, international; they can be political, environmental, romantic, comic, tragic.  We’d like a whole range of responses to what we’ve just experienced, as we usher in the new dawn of 2019.  Story Friday 2018 will be on 25th January 2019, deadline for submissions Monday 14th January.

Come along to Burdall’s Yard, 7A Anglo Terrace Bath BA1 5NH on Friday 25th January 2019.

Stories start at 8.00pm, doors open 7.15.  Tickets are £5 on the door.

Venue: Burdall’s Yard, 7A Anglo Terrace, Bath BA1 5NH

Clare Reddaway of A Word In Your Ear runs Story Fridays with Olly Langdon and Caroline Garland of Kilter Theatre.

If you’d like to listen to live recordings of previous Story Fridays click here.

We are always looking for talented writers to contribute to Story Fridays. If you’d like to be considered, please contact us.

Coming Up

Story Friday Invitation: 22nd March 2019

An invitation – to the ball, to the party, to the pub, to the moon, to the wedding, to heaven, to hell.  What is more intriguing than the perfect – or imperfect – invitation? We will be inviting writers to write their favourite invitation story for a glorious story-party in March. Story Friday Invitation will be on 22nd March, deadline for submissions 11th March.

 

Story Friday The Garden: 3rd May

It’s the beginning of summer and we’re going to celebrate that most summery of locations – the garden!  Stories set in gardens, stories inspired by gardens, stories scented with lavender, with roses, with manure; stories pressed with flowers, flavoured with herbs, entwined with leaves – dig us a story, pluck us a tale. Story Friday  – The Garden is on 3rd May, deadline for submissions is 29th April.

Please read all submission details here before you submit.

To listen to stories recorded at our Story Friday events, or to read more about what we got up to in the past, click here.

2 Responses to Story Fridays and Story Events

  1. Howard says:

    Judi Judy.
    I once worked at the Palace theatre, in London, on the show Cabaret starring the young Judi Dench playing Sally Bowles. At no time, during the show, did the curtains close for set changes as we stage hands wore black outfits consisting of black shoes, socks, jeans, gloves, a long sleeved black jumper, and a black balaclava. By the way, thanks to our union, we were paid extra money for doing this.
    A bank of powerful spotlights, running across the front of the stage, were flashed at the audience and by the time they’re pupils had dilated we were on and off the stage changing the set without, hopefully, being noticed.
    After that show I went to work at the London Playdium on the last television broadcast made by the film legend Judy Garland the mother of Liza Minnelli who went on to play Sally Bowles in the film version of the musical Cabaret.
    Incidentally, there were songs in the stage version of Cabaret that did not appear in the film and songs in the film that were not in the stage show, but for the life of me I can’t remember which ones. There were also characters in the stage production that did not appear in the film must noticeable a jewish shop keeper played by Peter Sallis he of Last of the Summer Wine and Wallace and Gromit.
    Please, what ever you do, do not ask me about the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car at the Playdium and that dustbin as, even now, it’s far too embarrassing to talk about it.

    • Clare Reddaway says:

      Thanks for the memories Howard! I wonder whether you were right about those dilating pupils…!!! And you might have to tell all of us about that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car you know! You can’t leave us dangling like that!

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