Come to York for stories and songs

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Artwork courtesy of Jess Wallace

Tickets are now on sale via eventbrite for the storytelling evening I told you about back in November. It’s on March 8th and it’s part of the York International Women’s Festival – you can look at the full festival programme here, it’s got health and fitness events, open mic poetry, music, activism, history walks, all sorts of eclectic stuff.

Alice Courvoisier and I (the usual storytelling duo you’re used to hearing about round here) will be joined by Alice’s friends Cath and Julie, with appropriate songs from the marvellously named Barberellas in between.

The eagle-eyed will notice that this is the first time we’ve charged for entry to this kind of thing. I mentioned before that there are hidden costs like time off paid work to rehearse, and travel costs. For the York Festival of Ideas we were given a venue by the university, whereas for this festival we’ve had to hire our own, and of course once you start collecting money you need to cover eventbrite fees as well. It’s a wonder anyone ever bothers putting this kind of event on.

Of course it’s good fun, which is what tips the balance. Hopefully some of you devoted readers (maybe not the ones overseas) will come along and enjoy the evening too. See you there.

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