The 176 bus also stops here.

Beckenham Storytelling Circle is a free event. Stories should be told and not read and can be upto 10 minutes long  so come along and tell us a story and improve your storytelling skills. Or you are welcome to come along and listen. What is storytelling?  One of the world’s oldest art forms, storytelling has been at the heart of human expression for as long as we have been able to talk.  From the little, everyday ‘you’ll never guess what happened to me on the bus today’ story to the epic childhood tales that shape our lives, listening to and telling stories is a part of all of us. 

Don't forget our next meeting on Wednesday 24th January at 8.00 pm. Here at the Goldsmiths.  When you can listen to our stories or tell a tale your self.  Please note that the Goldsmiths do not allow children on the premises after 8.00pm

Also look out for our next guest teller, Richard Trouncer in February. See more storytelling in Penge. Link above  

 In October,  we had 24 people,  and what a fine evening of storytelling we had!   Simon Waterfield brought us  a tale of the Stoney Stratford Kidnapping. when the landlord of the Rose and Crown told us how the young King Edward V was abducted by Richard Duke of York whilst on his way to London for his coronation. Simon also performed a ghost story with local connections, suitable to the season. We had five stories from the floor including how a lion, king of the jungle, met his match and an amusing tale of Vlad the vampire bat. This evening raised £120 for St Christopher's Hospice. 

In November, we had 10 tellers and 2 listeners. We heard some fascinating and hilarious stories including stories from Japan and from the north of England,  A Christmas tale of David Bowie and of the first world war and the Queens mother in law.  , 

Don't forget the excellent Storyjam  which will return in  2017 at a new venue. Now there is something to look forward too.  Storyjam is back at last. see their website   www.storyjamjar.com  see link in Stuff and Nonsense.

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