Meet The Storyteller: 30th July, Temperance Cafe. Leamington Spa.

Let's give a warm welcome to our next performer for our July event here at StoryTelling Corner! Say hello to the incomparable Judith Weir! 

Judith has been described as 'a businesswoman by day and a poet by night'. She has been writing poetry, in her spare time, for less than two years on special subjects, lifestyle and personal events that have inspired her 

She runs a small manufacturing business in Birmingham, is an active member of WI and dabbles in mixed media art. Her pictures are made from 95% recycled products. She loves going to live events particularly the theatre, cooking, reading and gardening 

We can't wait to hear her perform at STC on July 30th! This is a performer that you won't want to miss so come on down to Temperance Cafe at 7pm! Tickets are only £3 on the door and all the proceeds will be going to the incredibly worthwhile Herd and Grow

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Never Talk To Strangers! Right?

What's On Your Mind? 
That's the question which greets me on my Facebook page. Today, it's Kate. Kate, who?

I don't know. You see, that's the point.

Today, I caught the bus from Kenilworth to Leamington and passed a smile and a few words with her before we both got on the same bus. We shared a small joke about my letting her get on first (ever the gentleman).

Katie's accent was strong and confident, I liked that. It wasn't British.

We sat down on opposite sides of the aisle and normally that would have been that.

But, I'm no longer normal.

"Do you talk to strangers, or would you prefer quiet, I asked? I knew she wasn't English so I knew there would be a chance that she wouldn't ignore me.

"I talk to strangers" she replied with a smile.

I moved over to sit with her and we talked all the way into Leamington.

It changed the day.

Be a Storyteller and talk to a stranger,

Thank you, Kate. Whoever you are.

StoryTelling Corner: July 30th. Poems and Prose...and some music

The Story.
The Summer evenings have been portrayed as times to sit outside and soak up the last rays of sunshine.
But, who can guarantee that anymore?

What we at StoryTelling Corner can guarantee is an evening of entertainment from a mix of artists from the world of storytelling, poetry and music.

Tuesday, 30th July at Temperance Cafe, we will have storytellers, poets and a musician to provide an evening to suit all tastes and ages.

At the moment we have two poets, two storytellers and a  musician which means space for at least one more storyteller.

I am, personally, grateful for the help of so many people to put this programme together and will be announcing our charity of choice very soon.

Last month's StoryTelling Corner raised over £60 for the Hibbs Lupus Trust, thanks to the efforts of Rhianna, Roger, the staff at Temperance and, of course, the audience.

We all invite you to three hours of cordial entertainment on the 30th July.

We welcome our two poets for the 30th of July, Pat Spence is a freelance copywriter, novelist and performance poet. Books include
paranormal YA series, ‘The Blue Crystal Trilogy’; chick lit novel, ‘Abigail’s Affair’; a collection
of short horror stories, ‘Truly, Madly, Creepy’; and ‘Mad Bad Poetry for a Mad, Bad World’, a
book of contemporary, satirical and humorous verse. Regularly performs at events,
sometimes as alter ego, punk poet, Jan Cooper Clark. Hobbies include gardening, guinea-
pigs, yoga, spells.
 

 Judith Weir has been described as ‘a business women by day, social butterfly and poet by night’.  She has been writing poetry, in her spare time, for less than two years on special subjects, lifestyle and personal events that have inspired her. 
 
She runs a small manufacturing business in Birmingham, is an active member of WI and dabbles in mixed media art, making her pictures from 95% recycled products.  Hobbies include going to live events particularly the theatre, cooking, reading and gardening.

Adam Szecowka: Having Asperger's and with  2 amazing sons on the spectrum. I have my own unique and traumatic experiences in my journey. From my own challenges whilst at school, through to my working life and bringing up a family. I was a person of very little confidence, lacking social skills etc. I have been through the most unimaginable circumstances no parents should ever experience. How did I change my life around completely? I share my own personal experiences.

Poems and Prose...plus a little music.

Welcome the first introduction to the committed storytellers for StoryTelling Corner.

  • Poems, stories and music

  • Temperance Cafe, 33 Bath Street, Leamington. CV31 3AF

  • 7 pm: Meet the storytellers, authors, poets and musicians.
    7.30 pm: Introduction to Charity and stories.
    8.30 pm: Break.
    8.45 pm: Stories
    10 pm: End
    £3 at the door.