After a second successful event in Feb 2011, The Story is returning to The Conway Hall, London, on Friday, February 17th, 2011. Last year's event had some fantastic speakers, including Graham Linehan, Cornelia Parker, Martin Parr, Adam Curtis and Mary Hamilton, and the 2012 line-up will be just as diverse and interesting.
The Story 2012 will again be a celebration of everything that is wonderful, inspiring and awesome about stories, in whatever medium possible. We’ll have stories that are written, spoken, played, described, enacted, whispered, projected, orchestrated, performed, printed – whatever form stories come in, we hope to have them here.
The Story is not about theories of stories, or making money from stories, but about the sheer visceral pleasure of telling a story. Whether it is in a game, a movie, a book, or a pub, we’ve all heard or told or been part of stories that have made us gasp, cry or just laugh.
There have never been so many stories, never so many ways to tell them. The Story will be a celebration of just a small sample of them.
NB - Every ticket sold will donate £5 to the fantastic Ministry of Stories, which runs writing and reading workshops with young people in East London. yay!