WE’RE BACK! We’ve got a new venue just in time for our fifth birthday in autumn (the lovely Left Bank, just across the road from our previous venue on Stoke Croft), and we can’t wait to celebrate with you all. But first, let’s get back to the important issue of BODY TALK.
We all have them, and they have quite the story to tell. How do you feel about your body? What’s your favourite bit? Has it ever let you down in public? Or impressed you with its resilience?
We want to head your stories of body parts, functions and self perception, in any medium you see fit. Read us a short story or poem, sing us a song, perform an interpretive dance or draw us an intimate map of your leg fracture. Or just come to listen!
Storytellers have a max. 5min limit and get a free drink for going up to the mic!
***A FREE DRINK FOR STORYTELLERS***
“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.
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.
As per usual:
**A FREE DRINK FOR STORYTELLERS***
Unbelievably, it’s been two years since we first lit up the stage of the very new (so new in fact, that it didn’t even have its license yet) Crofters Rights, and in that time we’ve met lots of people, heard some incredible stories and been treated to an array of weird and wonderful songs from Will.
Join us on the 25th September for an extra special night of storytelling – in addition to all the usual sweets, medals and shenanigans we’ll also have some special prizes, party tat and maybe even cake!
We’re really proud of the fun & supportive community we’ve created in the past 24 months, and it’s been amazing to see so many of you start off as nervous first-timers and then go on to be regular performers across the writing circuit, so hopefully you can make it along to celebrate with us.
Bring your best stories about birthdays, parties and celebrations – or just tell us about your best experiences at Let Me Tell You a Story, Jack! (it can’t just be us getting all nostalgic). As usual all storytellers get a free drink.
Facebook event (if that’s your thing) – www.facebook.com/events/1658212924414079/1668393516729353/
We hope to see you there!
Shonette & Will
A reminder that Wednesday 3rd September is your chance to enjoy more silly songs, powerful poems, terrific tales and cringe-worthy confessions from Bristol’s best raconteurs, and nicest audience.
This month we’re offering prizes for the best stories in 2 categories:
- Best dating story
- Best story of fate, luck or mind-boggling coincidence
Also, keep your eyes peeled around Bristol for this lush poster, designed by Stephen Kelly at Ink Spills Inc.
Free entry, free sweets and a free drink for storytellers, as per usual. We always have so much fun, so make sure you’re there to join us!
Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/847983278547005/