Small Stories has something new to say…

Small not back

Welcome to Small Stories! For anyone who has been to Small Stories before, we used to be a monthly event for local writers – but we’re aiming to say something different this time. Everyone has a story to tell, but … Continue reading

Zero @ Alma Tavern – Review


Sometimes you meet someone, out in the pub, surrounded by noise and chatting at ten miles an hour. They’re a bit gobby, they’re making too many jokes, and you know it’s not real. You wonder what they’re like when they’re … Continue reading

Reginald D Hunter @ Bristol Comedy Garden – Review


Not being funny, but Bristol needed a laugh this week. After the sporting and political fails on the European front, it was bound to get a mention. And of course, it did. The one good thing about Brexit is that … Continue reading

Help! Review of Viki Browne’s play at Wardrobe Theatre


It takes a brave woman to stand in front of a room full of strangers in a skin-coloured leotard. It takes an even braver woman (and one with a bloody good sense of humour) to wear a leotard and confess … Continue reading

Review: It’s Shaun the Sheep! Aardman Animations in conversation with Marcus Brigstoke: Bristol Slapstick Festival 2016

Shaun the sheep

On Saturday afternoon Shaun the Sheep fans young and old gathered at St George’s to hear from Aardman writers and directors Richard Starzak and Mark Burton about just what makes Shaun such an internationally adored critter. Read my full review in Bristol24/7…

Film Review: Chicago – Cecil B. DeMille (1927)


Murder, adultery and all that jazz: Chicago has been a hit Broadway musical, a critically acclaimed film, and has sparked the imagination of anyone who secretly loves a little glitz, a moonshine cocktail and a bit of bad behaviour. And there’s something uniquely compelling, … Continue reading

Review – Living Spit’s A Christmas Carol


We all know the tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge and his wicked ways as well as we know there will be a family fallout over Christmas dinner. We’ve heard it a hundred times, from actors ranging from Alastair Sim to Michael … Continue reading

Review: Red Rope Theatre’s Dracula at Arnos Vale


Walking up the dark and misty moonlit path to Arnos Vale’s Anglican Chapel, past silhouetted graves and toward the light, you can’t help but be in the mood for horror. There could hardly be a better place to immerse yourself … Continue reading

Don’t let growing up ruin your dreams – Bristol Lit Fest Launch Logic


STOP DAYDREAMING AND CONCENTRATE After Primary School, lets face it, the fun is over. High school means you have to work out how to act like a grown up, or at least learn the ability to pretend convincingly you’re a grown … Continue reading

Small Stories presents Bristol Festival of Literature Launch Party!


Small Stories presents: The Bristol Festival of Literature Launch Party Oct 17th, 8.00pm – late at Watershed Café Bar @smallstorybris  #BristolLitFest15 Can you hear the truth? The modern world is full of words. It’s hard to cut through the noise. From … Continue reading