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!).

We’re thrilled to have a lovely review of Story Friday in the Bath Echo in January:

“The joy of it is in the breadth of imagination of the writers, the huge variety in tone and style, and the sheer quality of the material.”

“Unique, entertaining, and often uplifting.  If you haven’t been yet, I recommend you do.” [Bath Echo]

Read the full review here.

Next Events:

Stories Around The Fire: 23rd January 2020

A new event at the Packhorse Inn in Southstoke.  For more information click here


Story Friday LEAP!  28th February 2020 

2020 is a leap year! Story Friday is the day before that very special day! Propose to your partner, revel in a rare birthday, leap like a boxing hare or a Christmas lord – we want to glory in the energy of this springing theme!

Deadline for submissions 17th February. Please read all submission details here before you submit.

Come along to Burdall’s Yard, 7A Anglo Terrace Bath BA1 5NH on Friday 28th February   2020. Stories start at 8.00pm, doors open 7.15.  Tickets are £5 on the door.

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.

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 Saturday: 7th March 2020

Clare Reddaway and guests Stephanie Weston and Stephen Tuffin will read some of their favourite stories at Clifton Library in Bristol as guests of Foccal, Friend of Clifton Library. 


Story Friday Weekend: 24th April 2020

Something for the weekend madam? Can’t wait, or are you more of a  Maggie Smith ‘What is a weekend’ kind of a gal? We’ll explore all the nooks and crannies of that tempting – or toxic – pairing of Saturday and Sunday in April’s Story Friday.  Deadline for submissions 13th April.

Story Friday Sunrise: 19th June 2020

At 04:52 on Friday 19th June the sun will rise. It will a new day, the dawn of a new era. Anything could happen. Whether you are at the top of a sacred mountain or at the bottom of a deep dark well (what are you doing down there? Get out you daft numpty!) the sun will rise. Or will it?  Deadline for submissions is 8th June. 


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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