This month has been a typically busy one for the Success Stories Club. Just before Christmas we finished the year on a high when Penn, Andy, Phil and I did the club’s annual Christmas storytelling event at Trafford General’s Macmillan Well-being Centre.
They always make us so welcome and it was a lovely way to spend a winter’s afternoon (the photo is of us clutching our chocolate oranges that they kindly presented to us. Yum. What would Christmas be without a chocolate orange?).
The day before that was the final day of the Beginners’ Storytelling Course.
(the photo is of three of the delegates, Marilyn, Belinda and Elaine…tired but happy at the end of the two days of working incredibly hard).
So now it’s time to start everything all over again….
The dates for 2019 are as follows: (It’s always the second Monday of the month)…
August 12th (to be confirmed…we may have a garden party again instead)
The themes will be allocated to the dates soon (when I’m back from my holiday because I’m in Norfolk at the moment but I left the list of themes in Manchester!) but the January theme will be a ‘New Year / New Story’ Slam so bring along any NEW story you like on any theme as long as you haven’t told it at the club before!!!
There will be another new item on the agenda too… one month we will have an evening that will include stories from anyone wanting to represent the club in the 2019 Susan Heyhurst Memorial Raconteurs cup.
The audience will decide who will take the two slots available to us in that contest!
It’s a great contest and it’s well worth having a go at it on behalf of the club (the challenge is the time limit which is STRICTLY 5 minutes… they have bells and buzzers to stop you going beyond that and people with stop watches to set them off! Scary!)
Finally, there will be another Beginners’ course too! The feedback from the delegates about the first course was wonderful so I’ll be running it again in the spring. Let me know if you’re interested in coming along… it’s two very full days but great fun too.
Call Sharon on 07854 227 805 if you would like to learn more about the course or the club in general.