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26th October: Good Ideas vs Bad Ideas

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“If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” – well, that’s what Albert Einstein said anyway, so we want to hear your tales of good ideas gone awry, or poorly-thought-out plans which led to something glorious.

Maybe you decided to make a life-sized penguin out of papier-mache, or book a last minute ticket to Cambodia – but what happened next?

Bring your short stories, poems, songs and anecdotes to share, or just come to listen. Entry is free, we’ll give out free sweets, and every storyteller gets a free drink – hurrah!

Let us know you’re coming on the Facebook event.

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19th July – Obsessions & Expertise

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What would be your Mastermind topic? Which subject causes you to reel off a long list of trivia to your disinterested friends in the pub?

We want to know your life-long obsessions, your teenage fandoms, your amazing hidden skills and obscure fascinations – share a story, reel off some facts, show us your party trick, or maybe sing us a song on the A-Z of your specialist subject.

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As ever, it’s free entry, free sweets – and all storytellers get a free drink plus a chance to win a sought-after Let Me Tell You a Story Jack medal!

Tell us you’re coming on the Facebook event

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4th May – School & Life Lessons

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We’re back on Thursday 4th May, and it’s time to cast your mind back to your school days and tell us about your fondest or cringiest memories.

Who was your favourite teacher? Who stole your lunch money? Who was your biggest crush, and did you ever tell them?

Or what are the biggest lessons you’ve learned since in the University of Life?

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Come along and share your tales, or just come to listen and cheer along our storytellers!

*FREE ENTRY*
**FREE SWEETS**
***A FREE DRINK FOR STORYTELLERS***

Let us know you’re coming on the Facebook event.

See you there!
Shonette & Will x

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2nd March – Remembering & Forgetting

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We’re back! And this time we want to hear about your dearest memories and the things you’d rather forget.

Share a short story or poem, tell us a tale from your personal life, draw us a comic or sing us a song – we welcome storytelling in all its forms – just make sure you stick to the 5 minute time limit!

Some ideas to get you started:

  • What is your first memory?
  • What is your most vivid memory?
  • Which songs remind you a key moment in your life?
  • Is there a person or item you’d forgotten about before rediscovering it?

We’ll also be doing a collection for the charity Mind on the night, so your donations would be much appreciated for this important organisation.

Join the Facebook event here.

As per usual:
*FREE ENTRY*
**FREE SWEETS**
**A FREE DRINK FOR STORYTELLERS***

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27th October – Bristol Festival of Literature special: The Great Outdoors!

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We’re changing location for a special one-off event as part of the Bristol Festival of Literature, and this time our theme is The Great Outdoors!

Are you a fond rambler, explorer or adventurer? Tell us of your frolics, whether it be trekking across mountains, or scaling the heights of the nearest NCP car park – we want to hear it all!

Join the Facebook event for more info, or find out more about the Bristol Festival of Literature on their website.

1st September – Food, festivities and our 3rd birthday!

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What is your most memorable meal? When you cooked for the first time? How you accidentally gave your first love food poisoning? Is it a treasured memory of learning how to bake from your granny, or maybe a meal shared on your travels?

Whether you have a story to share or just want to listen, join us in celebrating our 3rd birthday with songs, sweets, games, and of course, CAKE!

Entry is free, plus we’ll be giving out sweets, cake & other birthday paraphernalia (feel free to bring us a card or a present…), and all storytellers will get a free drink, how nice is that eh?

Here’s the Facebook event, we’ll see you on Thursday 1st September!

Shonette & Will

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28th July – Fears & Superstition!

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We’re back at The Crofters Rights on Thursday 28th July for what is almost our 3rd birthday! (Our September show will be the proper celebration though)

Tell us about your irrational fears, strange superstitions and what downright scares you silly.

Want to share that ghost story you made up to terrify your friends at a sleepover? Or the time you conquered your terror of heights, spiders or wigs? Whether true life accounts, poems or flash fiction, we want to hear them all!

Of course, you can tell us a story about any subject you feel like – the theme is optional as always!

In the mean time, here’s some image-based inspiration to get you thinking…

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