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True Stories needs you

Storyteller wanted for May Hebden Bridge event

Published on April 13th 2011.

True Stories needs you

STORYTELLERS from across West Yorkshire with unusual or funny tales about their own lives are urgently needed for the second True Stories Told Live event in Hebden Bridge.

The Trades Club hosted the first True Stories Told Live night in the North of England when the Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan told a personal story of an inspiring teacher and new storytellers are needed for the next live event on Tuesday May 10.

True Stories Told Live is a simple idea, where a bunch of people having a drink in a small room listen to other people telling true stories. It’s not comedy, though it’s allowed to be funny and it’s not educational, but you might learn something.

Audiences at other events have been fascinated by people who’ve had experiences, done jobs, been places and seen things we haven’t. Stories told include serving with the guards in Afghanistan, stealing a painting from an art gallery, defending a petty criminal in court or attending a high-end bondage party in Paris.

But other true stories have been quite simple tales of experiences we’ve all had. It might be a love affair, career reverses, problems with the family or just being caught short on public transport after overdoing the syrups at a well-known fast food outlet.

There are no auditions but the team running the event would like to talk to you a few weeks beforehand and advise you how best to tell the story. Anyone who thinks they have a story to tell should contact truestorieshebden@gmx.com.

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