Thursday, June 23, 2011

Buzzwords, Sunday July 3rd

Sunday July 3rd
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers

After a decade of mixed fortunes trying to show that storytelling is more than kiddyfodder, Chloë has reinvented herself as a 'spoken word artist'. It's the kind of pretentious art-speak she normally avoids: but how else do you describe someone who tells unscripted stories so vivid you'll think you're there; who writes + performs poetry; and whose comedy is irrepressible? Chloë has enchanted audiences at an extraordinary range of venues and events: from Cheltenham LitFest to cruise ships, from the Worcestershire Federation of Women's Institutes to the International Tolkien & Fantasy Art Exhibition.

7pm Workshop: StoryMaking - No writing! No reading! As easy as chatting to your friends! Modern storytellers work from personal experience almost as much as from the heritage of traditional story. Chloë will guide you through gentle exercises in improvised narrative. No storytelling experience necessary. Love of language essential. Be prepared to play and laugh.

From 8pm onwards - open mic and Performance: Moonlight & Mayhem - Chloë's summer story cabaret. From sweet romance to the downright scary. With sound effects from the infamous invisibly controlled keyboard gizmo (not a theramin).