The Narrative Arts Club are beginning again their series of workshops and performances, so I went along last night to the Central Hotel in Exchequer Street to say Hello! to Coilín and listen to some good stories. I am not a fan of TV and had let my visits go a bit slack of late, thus I was delighted to hear that they are going strong and it was a most enjoyable evening, with one caveat :
Coilín you must tell the people to exchange stories during the 25 minute interval, this was a feature of the older club and it always throws up some interesting tales.
There has been some change to the structuring of the evening, I noted more scribblers in the audience than before and there was a wee booklet by Tinderbox handed out, my copy of which is before me as I write.
The Programme for last evening included:
The Sufi and the Onions
The Arabian Nights: Introducing Shahrazad , The Merchant and the Dijn , The Three Sheiks,The Fisherman and the Dijn (intro)
I had to leave at the second short interval, whereupon two short tales were to be told , I am assured that the next series will include the full story of ‘The Fisherman and the Dijn’, and I am looking forward to that. The stories are beautifully told , the atmosphere is convivial, the bar is next door for drinkies and socialising- thus It’s a wonderful evening of delights and tales which beats the pants off watching television!
I am including here the Facebook page for details of upcoming events.