The Story Sessions – Retelling Tales – Video – Flash From the Floor

Poems from Cherry Potts, David Wilson & Silas Hawkins ‘Flash from the Floor’ at The Story Sessions, Retelling Tales.

The Story Sessions- Coming Up: Winter Tales

gate-burton-frostWe have the line up for The Story Sessions for 18th January, Winter Tales

We are not entirely sure which authors/poets are reading their own work, but the material is chosen…
Headlining:
Rosalind Stopps Deliver Me
Math Jones Skadhi’s Laughter
Megan E Freeman On Winter Days in Northern Norway, read by Annalie Wilson
Karina Lutz New Kinds of Weather read by Annalie Wilson
Cath Blackfeather Winter Tale
Anne Macaulay It’s January Where We Are Now
Testbed:
Michael Carey Regeneration
Plus, music from Annalie, and, we hope, plenty of Flash from the Floor from the audience!
Join us at The Brockley Deli 14a Brockley Cross SE4 1BE at 7.30 on Wednesday 18th January for music, murder, myth, laughter, and all kinds of weather.

The Story Sessions Freedom Tales

Story Sessions logo copyThe first of the new season of The Story Sessions is getting close now, as is the launch and tour of Liberty Tales, and we are going to have to practice ‘power napping’ in the afternoon to cope with all the late nights.

So what can you expect from The Story Sessions, and Freedom Tales in particular?

Stories! the food and drink of the evening, although there is of course food and drink too – we are in a Deli.

Before the interval: a song from resident actor/singer Annalie Wilson, followed by a story from David Steward and a poem from Andrew McCallum Liberty  read by Annalie, and a short TestBed story from Cherry Potts, Morality for Simple Girls (mainly so that people get an idea of what that’s for.)

INTERVAL – replenish your glasses/plates, write us 100 words on freedom, give written feedback on the TestBed session.

After the interval: another song from Annalie, then FLASH FROM THE FLOOR, your chance to wow us with 100 words on theme.

Followed by a story from Jim Cogan, Lag, a poem from Brian Johnstone  The Branded Hand read by Annalie, and finally a story from Liam Hogan,Stalemate

Freedom is never out of fashion. Wednesday 16th November 2016 7pm Brockley Deli 14a Brockley Cross SE4 1BE.

Closest station Brockley (Southern, Overground), and on bus routes: 171, 172, 484.

 

The Story Sessions TONIGHT Beastly Tales with Robert Shearman

Special Guest Robert Shearman (who wrote one of the top 50 Doctor Who episodes of all time), reads A Joke In Four Panels.
Liam Hogan reads Rat
Esther Saxey reads Come Back Early or Never Come
Anand Modha reads Tyger
David McGrath, reads The Elephant in the Tower

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 from 19:00 (for 19:30) to 21:30
Cafe of Good Hope
216 Hither Green Lane
SE13 6RT

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Get your ticket on EventBrite or on the door. £3

Tiger yawning

Tales from the mouths of creatures, great and small – dogs, elephants, tigers, rats and more.

Who is really man’s best friend?

Opportunities to chat with the authors, buy books, and other delicacies we might bring along, And of course to join in with Flash from the Floor – come prepared or write in the interval – 100 words fiction or poetry on the subject of animals.

Food and drink available to buy, so no need to rush your dinner.

Hope to see you there.

The Story Sessions – Youthful Tales – Video

Here’s the remaining video from July’s The Story Sessions.

Fantasy from Sue Oke reading from her story, Home Rock

Flash from the Floor with a touch of horror from David

and Adventure from 12 year-old Beth Broughton-Jones with Elizabeth Noir and the Titanic Adventure, read by Sarah Feathers.

 

Flash from the Floor at Technician’s Tales

Our first Story Sessions at The Cafe of Good Hope, and the audience were very keen to join in. Not to be outdone, so did the readers.

I can personally vouch that all the following were written in the interval, so hot off the press that they were still warm to the touch.

Utopia…

Dominic Elliot’s take on reading in public

Carrie Cohen’s timely warning to be careful what you vote for

Cliff Chapman’s take on a quiet drink

The Story Sessions – the first ‘Flash From the Floor’

You’ve heard of Flash Mob, you’ve heard of Flash Fiction? Well this is Flash From the Floor, where the audience is invited on stage for 100 words (about 1 minute) of on-theme fiction, (in this instance Hallowe’en) written for, or at, the event.

So here are the flash fictions created especially for our very first Story Session at Nunhead’s very own community owned pub, The Ivy House. From an audience of about 40 we got an excellent haul of nano stories, everyone agreed to their story being posted, so they are all here – all work copyright the writer-performer, actual video copyright Arachne Press Limited.

 

Videos of the headlining performers will follow shortly.

If you like the idea, join us at the Ivy House on Wednesday 13th November, for Armistice Tales, stories of War, Peace and Remembrance – with, perhaps, 100 words on the subject from you?

Armistice Tales

Jobno 1274745 Armistice talesA6To celebrate National Short Story Week we are hosting a free live literature event at London’s first co-operatively owned pub, The Ivy House. A beautiful traditional pub building.

As NSSW coincides with the week that Remembrance day falls, we will be reading stories of war, peace and remembering.

Join Liam Hogan, Cherry Potts, Emily Bullock, Nicolas Ridley (Who also writes as Nichol Wilmor)  and Joan Taylor-Rowan, for an interactive evening of  live literature – think folk club with books. The audience is invited to contribute 100 word on-theme flash fiction in the flash from the floor spot. Books sales in the interval – free ‘Books are my Bag‘ bags to haul away all your demob souvenirs (that’s books in case you are wondering).

Possibility of a ‘work in progress’ spot for a brave author who would like to try out a fresh piece of on-theme writing on an audience. if you are interested in this slot, or in being an invited author at this or a future event, get in touch.

This is the second of two booked events at the Ivy House, if it goes well, it could become a regular fixture. Come along and support the first community owned pub in London, and live literature!

Wednesday 13th November 7:30 for 8, gun carriages at 10.

The Ivy House
40 Stuart Road
Nunhead
SE15 3BE

Haunting Tales for Halloween

Halloween TalesA6We are hosting a free live literature event at London’s first co-operatively owned pub, The Ivy House. A beautiful traditional pub building almost next to Nunhead cemetery… Join VG Lee, David McGrath, David Mildon and Cherry Potts for an interactive evening of spooky live literature – think folk club with books. The audience is invited to contribute 100 word on-theme flash fiction (or poetry – but still 100 words) in the flash from the floor spot. Books sales in the interval – free ‘Books are my Bag’ bags to haul away all your Halloween book treats.

Possibility of a ‘work in progress’ spot for a brave author who would like to try out a fresh piece of writing on an audience. if you are interested in this slot, or in being an invited author at this or a future event, get in touch.

This is the first of two booked events at the Ivy House, if it goes well it could become a regular fixture. Come along and support the first community owned pub in London, and live literature!

Wednesday 30th October 7:30 for 8, hearses at 10.

The Ivy House
40 Stuart Road
Nunhead
SE15 3BE