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February’s Stories at the Storey, by Gemma Rayner

February’s Stories at the Storey’s open mic night was thriving with tales of the way food carries us through life. Each individual had a different story to tell – from the comedically clichéd advice given to overeaters everywhere, to the starvation that comes with travelling in remote and isolated landscapes, we felt the highlights and the struggles of each speaker’s tale. Food has a uniquely uniting force as an irrepressible human function, something that was apparent in the audience’s response to each story. To hear the struggles of your lifetime of attempted dieting expressed in such a poignant and humourous way was something that brought the entire audience to chuckles of familiarity and sympathy, and hearing the plight of a lonely hitchhiker cross the globe looking for opportunities to eat, was something that felt recognisable when expressed in such a detailed and eloquent way.

As a newcomer to Stories at the Storey, I was introduced to a buzzing community based on a raw sincerity of story-telling. The atmosphere was palpable with the light-hearted integrity that arises from sharing tales with such a level of openness, and it was lovely to see the community that put no barriers between speakers and listeners. The event presented such a welcoming environment which allowed conversation and interaction, but where the virtue of the shared tales was preserved within the room. Being part of such a pleasant and engaging group of people, who are willing to pour out their stories and the plethora of concurrent emotions, is a privilege; one that is fulfilled in the intimate setting of Stories at the Storey.

Stories at the Storey Call for True Stories

It defines, nourishes, fulfills and reminds us: Food. It’s so much more than just what’s for dinner.

Whether you’re a foodie, a habitual dieter, a picky eater or someone who watches what you eat (or takes pictures of it), food connects and sometimes divides us all. What’s your food story?

Stories at The Storey is a true story open-mic night and we are looking for writers, readers, performers, students, community members, staff, visitors and anyone with a true story to share about food (loosely interpreted).

Join us as we share stories about the ways we indulge, devour, prepare and crave food.

If you have an engaging story that loosely explores the theme “food” we would love to hear it or come along and listen to true stories shared by real people.

Email: storiesatthestorey@gmail.com for more information or for a 3-5 minute slot.

Event brought to you by Yvonne and Naomi; sponsored by Grad College, Stories at the Storey is a BBC Get Creative Event

Event details
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 7 PM-8 PM Open Mic
Location: The Storey (First floor)
Dress: Casual
Stories at The Storey: Real people; Real Stories.
Light refreshments will be served.
Cost: Free

October 27, 2016: Stories at the Storey Call for Storytellers

All roads lead to…where? Whether you’re on the right path or the wrong one, are exactly where you want to be or on a detour, life is full of journeys. Stories at the Storey wants to hear yours. The theme for this month’s Stories at the Storey is Journey.

Do you have an engaging 3-5 minute true story to share? If so, Stories at the Storey would love to hear it at this month’s true story open mic night. To sign up for a storytelling slot, email us at storiesatthestorey@gmail.com.

What kind of stories are we looking for? At Stories at the Storey we like true stories told well. Stories that make us laugh, cry, think, wonder, imagine…it’s up to you. We are a warm, supportive crowd and the evening is a lot of fun. Stories at the Storey is a great place to get to know people, make new friends and be a part of the community. Stories at the Storey is open to the public (18 and over).

Date: October 27, 2016

Time: 7-8 PM

Location: The Storey, Lancaster

Sponsored by Grad College, Stories at the Storey is an award-winning community arts event and a BBC Get Creative Event.

Light refreshments will be served.

Stories at the Storey True or False Night

This month Stories at the Storey True Story Open Mic Night is hosting our first ever True or False night.

The stories will be funny, sad, touching, moving and those that aren’t true will be false. The storytellers will not reveal whether their tale is true or false; it will be up to the audience to decide.

Why is Stories at the Storey True Story Open Mic Night hosting a True or False Night?

Some of our audience members would like to share their stories but may be less comfortable sharing true stories. We get it. Sharing your innermost thoughts, dreams and experiences with an intimate group of strangers can appear daunting.  So we’re removing the barrier of truth–for one night.

So join us for a night of true or false stories. Drop in to read or to listen. Either way, you’re welcome to join us. The event is free and like always, light refreshments will be served.

Whether it’s true or false, you’re nervous or excited, the piece is written or memorized, we’re looking forward to hearing your story.

Order your free tickets via Eventbrite.

To reserve your storytelling slot email us at storiesatthestorey@gmail.com