STOR{m}Y NIGHTS – Makers Special

Penryn based artists Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti host a stellar line up of Special Guests who make extraordinary things. You name it, Penryn makes it. From musical instruments to magnificent contraptions, fine ales to fun boardgames, some of Penryn’s most inventive minds and hands will take the stage for an evening of micro-talks, short films, acts, (his)stories and live demonstrations.

Expect good cheer plus the usual fun of the fair including Stor{m}y Nights cult feature, the Pub Cats diary, and fine local ale by Granite Rock Brewery.

Tickets are £4 and are available from The Seven Stars, Penryn or on Eventbrite

Further information:
STOR{m}Y NIGHTS is inspired by the idea that everyone and everything tells stories; that the telling of stories is woven into the fabric of daily life, and that truth is often stranger than fiction. Previous editions of STOR{m}Y NIGHTS have included a moving panorama, Selling the Wind, The Jeremy Kyle show in Cornish, a dancing Bishop, a talk on Penryn’s Violetta Thurston, automata, puppet theatres, sound poetry, lip-sync, short films, interviews, readings, and dances for very small spaces.

STOR{m}Y NIGHTS is an event that was started in the Seven Stars pub, Penryn in 2013 by Katie Etheridge and Simon Persighetti. Invited by landlord Rob Brinkoff to “do something”, they started thinking about how the pub is such an important place for conversation and for the telling of stories. One of the most enduring subjects of conversation in the Seven Stars is of course Penryn itself: past, present, and future. So Katie and Simon decided to see what happens if you cross an avant-garde cabaret night with pub culture and local history, and throw in sketches, short films and special guests. They named their night after one of the most famous and parodied phrases in literature, an opening line that has become shorthand for melodramatic story telling, “It was a dark and stormy night…”

Lead Artists:
Katie and Simon are artists, performance makers, and educators based in Penryn, Cornwall. They create and produce projects locally, nationally and internationally that explore the interrelationships between people and place. Simon is a core member of Wrights & Sites, a group of performance-trained artists producing international site-specific performances, walking projects, publications, and other art works since their formation in 1997.

Katie is the face behind Faceback, the live art game that has gone viral at Festivals and events across the UK, connecting 1000’s of people who wouldn’t normally meet.

Katie’s website