Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme – come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

December’s Theme: Instincts

January’s Theme: Intentions 

Prepare a five-minute story about best-laid plans. To do lists, apologies, thank you notes. New Years resolutions that never took hold, that exercise outfit that still has the tags, your relationship with the snooze button. The road to hell is paved….

February’s Theme: Love Hurts

Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love…or used to love. Love that “Hurts So Good” also welcome.

March’s Theme: Blame

Prepare a five-minute story about being left holding the bag. Taking the fall, feeling the heat. Your honour impugned, your good name sullied! Scolded, accused or rebuked! Share stories of pointing the finger, naming names, squealing. Getting over your guilt by passing along the blame or, confessing all. Mea Culpa, but the devil made me do it.

April’s Theme: Bamboozled

Prepare a five-minute story about your greatest con, your Tom Sawyer moment, or the day gullibility got the best of you. That time when you managed to pull the wool over someone’s eyes … or that moment you became the mark. Hoodwinker or the hornswoggled. Scammer or the snookered. Did you get them all to paint the fence or unwittingly show up with your brushes?

May’s Theme: Mama Rules

Prepare a five-minute story involving a mother or mothering! Your womb of origin or the person who raised you. Mother love: making it all better or setting you straight. Maternal instincts and mother-powered superhuman acts. (Lifting a car, anyone?) Mama’s boys, Mummy Dearest and Mr. Mum also welcome. Becoming a mother, finding a mother, or finally recognising the wisdom of the one you got. (Please be sure that you bring a story about a mother, not an homage.)

June’s Theme: Chemistry

Prepare a five-minute story about the power of combinations. Complex reactions, sparks, explosions…magical solutions. Dynamic rapport and explosive interactions. Opposites that attract or pheromones that fizzle. Lessons in the lab of life. Transformation. Safety goggles ON. Cu There.


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This event is suitable for 16+

Tickets for this event are available on the third Thursday of the month prior to the show, at 3pm BST.

*Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final.

7:30pm Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen

8:00pm The first name will be picked and the show will begin. Each teller will have 5 minutes to tell his or her tale. After each story, the judges confer, and give a score. The teller with the highest score becomes our StorySLAM winner. The winner will compete with the year’s other winners in our next GrandSLAM Championship.