What have you got up to at work today? If you make your money at a desk, chances are you've punctuated your actual responsibilities with the odd visit to Reddit, quick scrolls through Twitter, and scattergun comments on your Facebook feed. Or maybe not. Regardless, I think we can all agree that we live in an age of distraction, where our attention can be diverted by whatever cat picture or think-piece catches our eye next.
In an attempt to remedy this growing dependence on instant gratification, a new night in London is championing the art of intimate and immersive story telling - and it wants YOU to take part. The Tales of St. Martin's is after your stories; stories you think people need to hear; funny stories, satirical stories, and stories that can't be relayed in a listicle. Stories about those bizarre incidents that can only happen to you in this country's capital city.
In the tradition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, guests are invited to take part in a mini story telling competition where the best tale-teller wins their keep. Namely, drinks and their meal on the house.
The event, which takes place this Thursday 22 October, will be hosted by Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse, stars of Don't Panic's very own BAFTA-winning baby, The Revolution Will Be Televised, along with Hoxton Radio's Paul Hanford. The Tales of St Martin's is happening at the LIBRARY Members Club in the West End. Entrance is free.
Most importantly, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register as a story-teller. Don't worry, there will also be an open mic session for the more impromptu story tellers among us.
For attendance rsvp by response to email@example.com
The LIBRARY Members Club can be found at 112 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4BD
Telephone: +44 (0)203 302 7912