Chaucer’s Game, Hampstead, 20 May 2019
20,Mon May 2019
Waterstones , London
Many hundreds of years ago, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote about people who went on a journey, telling stories.
We never find out if they reach their destination, the shrine of St Thomas at Canterbury. But we do hear their stories, which they tell to pass the time – as a (mostly) good-natured competition.
The person with the best story won a prize.
You too could win a prize, if you come and play Chaucer’s Game with us.
You don’t need to know a thing about Chaucer. And you won’t be walking for days, just hours.
On this particular occasion, we’ll walk around Hampstead Heath, in north London, with sacred destinations that should appeal to any storyteller – whether you’re religious or not.
On the way, you will learn storytelling techniques that can improve both impromptu storytelling and stories you might want to work up over a longer period.
More importantly, you’ll get exercise, and company.
Please come. We’d love to have you with us.
What do I need to bring?
Water or similar to drink while you walk. Raincoat just in case. Sensible shoes for walking. A mildly competitive streak. A sense of humour. Bit of cash for coffee / tea breaks, before / during / after.