Story Fridays

Story Fridays are story events held on – wait for it – Fridays every other month.  Come and listen to six writer-performers reading freshly-minted stories inspired by a theme. There will be live music, wine will flow and you might see an occasional crisp.

Story Friday January – Ice

ICEWe’re teaming up with B&NES Libraries again in our annual B&NES-wide story competition. We’ve got the theme of ICE this year. Slip sliding away with ice in our gin and tonic, icy roads, icicles, icy stares and icy relationships, ice queens, ice creams, ice dreams. Story Friday is on the 13th January, and the deadline is 2nd January, which gives you something – else – to do over New Year.

Admission £5.00. Tickets on the door.

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

A Word In Your Ear runs Story Fridays with Olly and Caroline 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 and musicians to contribute to Story Fridays. If you’d like to be considered, please contact us.

Coming Up

candlesStory Friday March – Anniversaries

To celebrate five years of Story Fridays and ten years of Kilter Theatre we’re going to have an evening of anniversary stories – good, bad and hilarious anniversaries, sad, dramatic and chaotic anniversaries and maybe even a story that might melt our cynical hearts?  Story Fridays will be on March 10th, deadline for submissions February 27th.

unknownStory Friday April – Journeys

Story Friday in April will have the theme of journeys.  We’re teaming up the Theatre Royal’s Engage programme to present stories on all kinds of journeys – long, short, funny, sad, thwarted and successful.  Come along and hear what our band of writers come up with!  Story Friday Journeys will be on the 28th April.

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

  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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