True stories told by you.
Six people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true. You could be a part of it if you have a story to tell.
Hosted by Laurel Lefkow and James Richardson. Join us on the last Thursday of every month for this extraordinary evening that celebrates the power of words.
“An opportunity for connection, celebration and participation”
Francesca Baker, The State of the Arts
Interested in telling a story with us? Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
This months storytellers include…
Ernesto grew up in a small town in Venezuela. He was 9 years old when his mother tragically died in a car accident in which he was also travelling along with his younger brother and sister. Ernesto’s life was always filled with strong emotional difficulty and struggle and at the age of 23, he decided to leave behind his home country and moved to Mexico. Ernesto then moved toLondon and he arrived at Heathrow Airport with only £300 in his pocket. He didn’t know anyone in the UK and spoke hardly any English. Ernesto found work collecting the dirty laundry in a hotel and doing the washing up in a restaurant. Three years later Ernesto opened his first business. Today, he is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and his businesses employ more than 250 people.
Scott is a writer who works in Museums. He likes dusty old things and was hooked on storytelling from an early age when he was given a book of Greek myths as a boy. He grew up on the edge of Dartmoor, in the south west of England, and spent a few years living in the Northern Territory in Australia when his dad was a flying doctor. He lived in aboriginal communities and was only once almost bitten by a lethal snake. Scott is a playwright, currently attached to Bristol Old Vic as one of their Open Session writers, and helps out at the Omnibus Theatre on their new writing programme.
Yaron is a musician, coach and speaker who challenges his audience and clients to step away from their comfort zones towards a more fulfilling life. For over 20 years Yaron has been touring the world, living in several different countries and this long journey opened both his eyes and his heart in ways that he now uses to serve other people.
As a musician, after his graduation Summa Cum Laude (highest distinction) from Berklee College of Music he became involved in the creation and production of artistic and educational projects across the US, UK, Spain and Israel. He is also a long-time collaborator with world-renowned choreographer Hofesh Shechter.
Currently he is on a world tour with Akram Khan’s new full length dance piece – Until The Lions.
Yaron composed the music for the Open Theatre Production of the Shakespeare play Henry V in 2016. He was commissioned to create the opening percussion piece of the 2014 Walled City Tattoo in Derry (UK City of Culture 2013). Fluent in three languages he has delivered workshops, masterclasses and talks in the US, UK, Spain, Israel, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia and was a featured speaker at TEDx Jaffa 2012.
Danica is in love with the journey of change and transformation. A psychologist, coach, trainer, entrepreneur, author, baker, spiritual teacher and healer, with a passion for working with Changemakers, she has now accidentally discovered poetry too. She shares personal stories of human pain, suffering, power and strength with love, compassion, a cheeky spirited sense of humour (at times!) and the odd reference to Star Wars.
Kate Isbester, PhD, has lived in London for 20 years, is married with three children, a dog and a cat. Canadian by birth, word geek by profession, she also sews curtains.
Lissi is a storyteller who has been around for a long time and therefore has plenty to say about life, travel, kids and staying healthy. Lissi is in her sixties, and has been a member of Toastmasters speakers club for over four years. She has lived in Asia and the Caribbean as well as London. She’s also worked as a teacher, an IT Manager and as an independent researcher. Recently she went on a storytelling course at City Lit because she loves telling stories!