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Live performance of sparkling new stories in ravishing countryside near Bath

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We're back! A Word In Your Ear is delighted to present a brand new evening of stories by some of your favourite writer-performers in a beautiful secret setting a few miles north of Bath.

Pack a picnic, put those beers in a cooler, sling a camping chair over your shoulder and join us for an evening of sparkling wit and joyous storytelling. And you can bring your friends along too!

We are so lucky to have been invited to a local farm in one of the Cotswolds' most glorious valleys. This farm is not open to the public, so it is a wonderful opportunity to experience the peace and tranquillity of this gorgeous rural setting.

Regular Story Friday audiences will recognise some of their favourite performers: Mark Rutterford, Philip Douch, Stephanie Weston, Clare Reddaway, Dawn Lippiatt and Elaine Miles are just some of the writers who will be reading - more to come!

PLUS for all of you writers out there! We're offering two writers a fantastic opportunity to have your work read by wonderful ex-RSC actor, Catherine Mallorie! Bring along a story that you have written and you could be chosen to hear your words on stage!

Stories start at 7.00pm. The site will be open for picnics and general chatter from 6.00pm.

Practical information:

Tickets: All tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be NO tickets available to purchase at the site.

How to get there: You will receive the address and directions to the farm a week prior to the event, once you've booked a ticket. Please note that the farm is not accessible by public transport. There will be parking available. A taxi from the centre of Bath costs approximately £17.

Loos: Toilet facilities will be provided.

Food and drink: There will be no food or drink for sale at the site - but you are very welcome to bring your own! Please do not bring disposable barbecues.

Accessibility: we have done our best to choose a site that is accessible, but the storytelling will take place in a field so you will need to be able to walk across rough ground. Please wear suitable shoes and bring warm clothing as the nights can get chilly.

Children: you are welcome to bring children. Parents should note that the stories are not specifically aimed at children.

Weather: Stories at the Farm is an outdoors event held in the UK so there is always a danger of rain! If the weather is bad, the event will go ahead. We will hold the storytelling in a lovely open barn at the farm.

Writers: for the opportunity to have your story chosen, please bring along a story under 1,000 words, typed in single space, 13pt Ariel, single sided, stapled, and with page numbers. Please ensure your story does not contain violence or explicit sex. Your name will be put into a hat and two names will be chosen at random to be read. For more information please contact clare.reddaway@btinternet.com.

Covid: This event has been organised in line with current government COVID-19 guidance. If the performance cannot go ahead due to revised COVID-19 regulations, or A Word In Your Ear cancels the event due to unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund (excluding Eventbrite booking fee).

Cancellation: If you cancel your ticket less than 14 days in advance, we are unable to provide a refund.

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Organiser Clare Reddaway / A Word In Your Ear

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Events: Clare set up A Word In Your Ear to create unique and inspiring story events, such as Story Fridays, a regular live short fiction night she runs in association with Kilter Theatre. Check out upcoming dates and themes on the A Word In Your Ear website http://www.awordinyourear.org.uk. 

Writer: Clare is an award-winning writer whose work has been widely published and broadcast. For more information about her writing visit www.clarereddaway.co.uk.

Workshops: Clare has run successful writing workshops for many years. She has a regular monthly workshop for writers of all levels of experience in Bath, and has also run workshops for Julian House homeless charity in Bath, for the Refugee Centre in Bristol, for the University of the Third Age in Bath, and at festivals and arts centres with Bristol short story collective Heads and Tales. She recently ran a workshop at the inaugural Clifton Village Lit Fest in Bristol which has led to a block of new workshops in Clifton. Her background as a script editor for the BBC and Granada TV and her MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa gives her experience of working with a wide range of writers. 

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