Discover songs and stories
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The Great Western Chorus is ‘Calling All Men’ for their open chorus night on Wednesday 17 October at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, High Street, Kingswood. This introduction to singing includes watching a Chorus rehearsal, learning a short song and performing with the Chorus at the end of the evening.
This is a great opportunity for men wanting to learn to sing in harmony with a friendly choir at the top of their game – the Great Western Chorus has won the UK Chorus Championships a staggering eight times.
There is also an opportunity to learn about the hottest form of writing at Emersons Green Library on Thursday 18 October at 7-8pm when budding writers can discover ‘Flash Fiction’. Flash fiction means very short stories – author Valerie O’Riordan described them as “like a shot of espresso, a story to hit me hard and then to linger” – and South Gloucestershire’s very own flash fiction writer Pauline Masurel will be on hand to help get writers started.
Finally, for those wanting to be transported by stories, there’s a chance to enjoy ‘Around the World in an Evening of Stories’ on Friday 19 October,7.30 – 9.30pm, at Winterbourne Library. Five storytellers with their own unique style tell stories both ancient and new to transport listeners around the world in one inspiring evening. The evening is for adults and children over 10 so expect enthralling stories with a darker edge.
The Discover Festival offers a unique opportunity for residents to find out what makes South Gloucestershire a great place to live and work. Bringing together many successful celebrations in the district, the programme has something for all ages and tastes – including events, talks, walks and workshops celebrating local heritage, local food, local nature, local arts and also special events for those aged 50-plus.
Further information, including booking details, are available from local libraries or by visiting www.southglos.gov.uk/discover
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