On the 8th August 2012 we’re having a Tall Tales evening at Wessex Speakers and you’re cordially invited to come along to share in the fun – and it’s FREE to come along and join in.
Whether you’d just like to come along a listen to some Tall Tales or whether you’ve got one of your own that you’d like to share with us, don’t be shy – come on down!
Now, if you’re wondering exactly what Tall Tales are all about, let me explain;
According to Wikipedia, A Tall Tale is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual. This implies, of course, that a Tall Tale is untrue but this isn’t necessarily the case. You see, Tall Tales can be any of the following;
- A completely fabricated story that has no basis in fact, whatsoever.
- A story that’s based on fact but where those facts and / or characters are, shall we say, embellished for effect. Or
- A true story that seems so ‘way out’ that no-one believes that there could, possibly, be any truth in it, at all.
In fact, when it comes to our Tall Tales evening, part of the fun will come from finding out whether the tales we hear are pure fabrication, whether they’re based on fact but wildly embellished or whether they’re completely true. And members of the audience will have to guess.
Who knows, there may even be the odd prize on offer for those that get it right.
We have 5 Tall Tales for you and a ‘Would I Lie To You’ section to add to the fun, so, come along and join the fun.
A Tall Tales Evening – Where and When
Put the evening of the 8th August into your diary and note that we start, promptly, at 7:30pm, so, aim to arrive a little earlier. There’s always someone here from 7:00pm.
Incidentally, ‘Here’ is at the Winchester Tennis & Squash Club and you can find our full address and directions (and a very clever QR Code to guide you right to the door) by clicking on our ‘Directions Page‘, spookily enough.
Anyway, I think we’re going to have a really fun evening, so, if you’re a speaker with a Tall Tale to tell, if you’re curious to find out what we do at Wessex Speakers (or Toastmasters) or if you simply enjoy a good story, why not come along and join us on the 8th August. Everyone’s welcome but we would appreciate your letting us know.
Members can do so through the usual channels but if you’re not a member and are planning to come along, please either just drop us a line using the form, below (scroll down the page), or call me on 07957 818395 and we’ll reserve you a seat.
And do feel free to share this with your network using the ‘Share’ tab on the right of your screen or bring along a friend or two (or 3 or 4 🙂 ).
Have a great one.