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Have you heard the one about Ubuntu?

Building on from the success of last year’s event, my 16 year old son, Tadhg, is planning another story telling evening. He hopes you will come along, share stories, poems or maybe tell a joke. We expect it be an enjoyable evening again where we’ll share, learn, laugh and perhaps be moved.

This year we will also enjoy short stories from St Mary’s partnership school in South Africa. The Bambisanani Partnership is a charity that has been running for over 10 years and having a positive impact on both communities. Tadhg’s been a member of Ilkley Young Writers Group for a number of years and therefore seen and heard some wonderful, engaging and powerful performances. We hope a number of them will be joining us on Friday 12 May 2017 – hopefully a treat for all ages. A community event – where everyone is very welcome!

Coopers in Guiseley have very kindly let us have their function room, so it looks set to be a great evening. Coopers is just over a 5 minute walk from Guiseley train station. Guess there are some wonderful stories to be told about Coopers and its function room dating back over half a century?

Ubuntu is a wonderful South African concept about community, sharing and our common humanity. It underpins the Bamisanani Partnership’s work.

It is all part of Tadhg’s fundraising activities for his School Trip to their partnership school in South Africa this summer.  There are several ways you can support this:

1. Buy a ticket, come along and listen;

2. Even better – buy a ticket and tell a story or share a word or two;

3. If you can’t make the evening, why not record a storyand send it to us to play to the gathering!

Tickets are £5, Concessions £3, Families £12 and available from Coopers or please simply:

E-mail [email protected] Text or Call: 0796 999 7335

I promise not to mention the story of Tadhg singing twice on stage with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – unless someone buys me a pint or just whispers please!!

Doors Open at 7.30pm, and the food is very good at Coopers if you want to arrive earlier – Words from 8pm.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”  – Nelson Mandella

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