Independence

Stories from Story Fridays Independence, first heard at Burdall’s Yard, on 4th July 2014.

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In keeping with the date of Story Friday in July – July 4th – we set the theme ‘Independence’.  We had stories about independent women, independent teens, independent countries, independent witches, independent animals. We were in Italy, in Tashkent, in downtown Bath, in Scotland. We had American flags and American brownies and a good time was had by all.

These are the writers whose stories we heard at Independence: Elaine Miles,  ‘Up, Up and Away’.  Catherine Strong, ‘Tea With Barbara’.  Diana Cambridge, ‘The Heartbreak Healer Course’.  Mark Rutterford, ‘A Declaration’.  Clare Reddaway, ‘Left Behind’.  AR Paul, ‘Albergo’. Stephanie Weston,  ‘Independence’.  In the programme we printed a piece of flash fiction by Kay Hinde.

We were thrilled to welcome back the Murray Waters Duo singing and playing on the Independence theme.

We’ll all feel for the mother and the teens in Up, Up and Away, written and read by Elaine Miles.


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An unsettling piece of flash fiction with Tea with Barbara, written by Catherine Strong, read by Olly Langdon.


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Cackle along with your favourite witch in Independence, written and read by Stephanie Weston


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A visual and political treat with A Declaration, written and read by Mark Rutterford


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We’re in Italy with Albergo, written and read by AR Paul


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An interesting take on heartbreak in The Heartbreak Healer Course, written and read by Diana Cambridge


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A tale about those left behind after the collapse of the Soviet Empire in Left Behind, written and read by Clare Reddaway


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