Storytelling to get you thinking. Keeping the oral tradition alive.

Word of Mouth is a monthly gathering all about storytelling and the oral tradition.  The club meets on the first Wednesday of the month and welcomes visitors from across the North West to share tales and be entertained.

We have enjoyed a mix of guest storyteller nights and stories from the floor, bringing some of the finest storytellers from across the land to Manchester to entertain, thrill and inspire.

"Like many storytellers, I have some superb memories of the club over the years, most recently with Dark Tales from India, where it was one of my most enjoyable sharings of these dark, sensual and twisted stories.  And that's what makes Word of Mouth so special, your audiences ROCK!!" - Peter Chand.

Everyone is welcome, whether you come with a tale to tell, or simply to listen and be entertained.

Wednesday 4th December 2019

A Festive Farewell

We are very proud of the programme of excellence which we have consistently presented from the start 25 years ago, and that this final year has featured a golden collection of some of the best national and internationally renowned storytellers.  So we want to finish on a high!  The aim of our last gathering is to be celebratory, have fun, listen to some great stories from our lovely regulars, and have a festive feast including CAKE!  Come and join us.

£5 per person, pay on the door.

The background...

We would like to invite everyone, especially all those who have shared our story over the last 25 years, to come and celebrate our glorious history of keeping the oral tradition well and truly alive, and also to say goodbye to Manchester's longest running and much-loved storytelling club.

Since the Britons Protection was sold a couple of years ago, the new managers have proved to be unsympathetic to our needs, eventually forcing us to change our regular First Friday to a Wednesday, and charging us for the first time.  Since the change we have been unable to attract the required numbers to keep the club viable.

We have spent two years searching for a venue in the city centre which could be our new home, hoping to return to our regular Friday, but they have all been too expensive, or not available.

Needless to say we are heartbroken and wish that we had the energy to carry on.  Both of us have personal reasons as to why this is now not an option.

If anyone has any ideas about the future of the club, and how it might go forward, we would love to hear about it, and the December gathering will be an ideal time to share your thoughts.  We are willing to hold occasional story rounds, which have been such an enjoyable part of our programme, and maybe event the odd, 'special' event, providing we have sufficient help, and an affordable venue.  We will keep the Word of Mouth Facebook page running, posting news and other events which might be of interest.

Tickets can be bought on the door, £5 each.  We are in the upstairs room of The Britons Protection, 50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, just opposite the Bridgewater Hall.

Drop us an email if you have any questions.  

Word of Mouth - Keeping the oral storytelling tradition alive in Manchester.