Stories Around The Fire: January 2020


Stories Around The Fire

7.30, Thursday 23rd January

The Packhorse South Stoke


Snuggle up around a cosy fire with a glass of wine or mug of steaming hot chocolate, and listen to some stories – just the ticket for a grey January night! 

Local writer Clare Reddaway teams up with fellow authors Mark Rutterford and Elaine Miles to bring you a medley of stories especially selected for your entertainment.  Stories Around The Fire is an offshoot of well-loved Bath event Story Friday.  It promises to be an engrossing evening of warmth, drama and laughter.

This is a FREE event, to be held upstairs at the The Packhorse in South Stoke, one of the most atmospheric village pubs nearby. Stories start at 7.30 on Thursday 23rd January.

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

What our Story Friday audience thinks: 

‘Enthralling’, ‘The stories were good – often funny, and well told’, ‘Fascinating’, ‘Great way to spend an evening!’, ‘I’ll certainly come again!’, ‘I’d never been to one of these story readings before and it was …great!’


More about the writers:

CLARE REDDAWAY: Clare’s short stories have been published in anthologies, on the web and in magazines, and they have won or been shortlisted for a number of national prizes. Her stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol, and on several hospital radio stations.  ‘Clare’s writing has a wonderful lyrical quality’   [NYC Midnight judge]. Read more about Clare’s work here.


MARK RUTTERFORD: Mark is a regular writer-performer across the South West and has performed at Story Friday many times. You can find out more about his work and read his blog here.



ELAINE MILES: Elaine lives in Bath and is a playwright and fiction writer.  She writes short stories and monologues which she performs in Bath and at other events and festivals in the South West.   A number of her short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol as well as on Bath Hospital Radio, where Elaine is a regular presenter.    Elaine has also written extensively for the stage, and her plays have been performed in Bath, Salisbury  and at the Southwark Playhouse in London.  You can find out more about Elaine at