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Re-Visiting the Narrative Arts Club !

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. 

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks a million, Chris.
    You’re absolutely right about encouraging people to mingle and exchange stories in the interval – Doh! Please remind us of this!
    By the way, we’re not sure exactly when we will tell the Fisherman and the Djinn. It’s a storytelling deep-dive to about five levels of stories within stories. Maybe part of it next season. Or maybe some small parts within the next couple of months.

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