Stories Around The Fire: January 2020


Stories Around The Fire

The Packhorse South Stoke



We visited The Packhorse in South Stoke in January to tell some stories.  It was a great success – the audience snuggled up around a cosy fire with a glass of wine or mug of steaming hot chocolate, while they listened to the tales – just the ticket for a grey January night! 

Local writer Clare Reddaway teamed up with fellow authors Mark Rutterford and Elaine Miles to bring the audience a medley of stories especially selected for their entertainment.  It was an engrossing evening of warmth, drama and laughter.

The event went down very well with The Packhorse, and they have asked us back in the spring.  Dates to follow soon!

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