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 Friday of the month and welcomes visitors from across the North West to share tales and be entertained.

We have 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.

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Friday 2nd February 2018

The Tale of Jaufre - Anne Lister

Jaufre arrives at Arthur's court in time to witness an insult to the king, and promises to bring the villain, the very unpleasant Taulat de Rogimon, to justice.  Along the way he meets the exceedingly beautiful Brunissen and falls in love - but there are giants to deal with, and demons, and dwarves, and a mysterious damsel with an underwater kingdom. 

More Monty Python than Mists of Avalon, this is a richly comic tale and was probably always intended to be so.

Renowned songwriter, singer and tale teller Anne Lister brings her adaptation of this medieval story to Word of Mouth.  As Anne is completing her PhD on Jaufre's tale, we're certainly in for a definitive version from this wonderful weaver of words.  



Tickets can be bought on the door, £7 waged, £5 unwaged.  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.