Monday, 4 March 2019
A Traveller's Tale
Happy Monday, Tales-lovers, from the Travellers' Tavern next to Victoria Coach Station; consider this a telegram en route home, March is a ricochet of Bath-London and back from here on in...
If you missed our gorgeous chat with Cerys Matthews on BBC 6music yesterday morning, it's on Listen Again here, and will be uploaded to talesofbritain.com when it drops off the iPlayer.
It was a nerve-wracking early start on a Sunday, but thankfully all nerves were dissolved by the warmth of Cerys and her team – having had her support in funding the book, it was a real treat to finally connect in person and see that she really did enjoy what we're up to. Not least as, if each of our 77 tales could be individually dedicated to anyone, our version of Rhiannon would be dedicated to Cerys, being wholly in debt to her must-watch documentary on The Mabinogion from a few years back. Over twenty years of loving Catatonia also puts us forever in her debt anyway.
Speaking of anyways, let's have another anyway – anyway, those who did tune in would have heard that the conundrum of our LONDON LAUNCH FOR PLEDGERS has finally been cracked thanks to a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy connection, which led us to THE OWL & HITCHHIKER on the Holloway Road – quite a yomp from Dick Whittington's Cat in Islington, but near enough for our first ever show in the capital to resonate. Brother Bernard and Sister Sal will be there with live stories from every corner of the British island...
It's a fun family show, so the only drawback is that no little ones are allowed in after 7.30, but otherwise we're really hoping to get a good crowd together for an hour of tales to kick the book off in style. Those who specifically pledged for our London Launch show, we really hope the 25th at 7.30 in London N7 works for you. Only five days later, 12pm on the 30th in Widcombe, we will be kicking off the Bath Comedy Festival, so there is a second option for you. And loads more options to come, hopefully, from Ludlow to Edinburgh fringes, festivals to be announced, and... well, get in touch if you want to be added to our LIVE PAGE!
Non-pledgers are of course also welcome, the more the merrier, but please buy a book and make a donation if you can... just to help us out with, guess what... Travel.
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