Category Archives: storytelling

Makers make the world

I’ve already listened once through to the BBC Radio 4 Podcast Series a history of the world in 100 objects. I love the series for it’s incompleteness, it’s bias and the lengths that Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, … Continue reading

Posted in storytelling | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Benjitales Chapter 7: Judges

The Process required a new monarch on the throne in the Tall Tower at the middle of the city. Each time a monarch was selected a slightly different method had been employed- one year residents had to draw pieces of … Continue reading

Posted in benjitales, storytelling | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Benjitales Chapter 6: Joshua

Joshua dies. I tell this particular part of the story to illustrate that justice in the city is as swift as it can be brutal. How do you break out of a well guarded city when there’s an angel at … Continue reading

Posted in benjitales, storytelling | Leave a comment

Benjitales Chapter 5: Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy is old, some children joke that Deuteronomy is as old as some of the older parts of the city. Deuteronomy hasn’t spoken in years. Some say this is due to a vow of silence. Some of the crueler children … Continue reading

Posted in benjitales, storytelling | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Advent 16: Trains, Delays and Overcrowding

And now we move into the next set of posts: Significant Events in 2012. I’m going to try and move through the year in some kind of sequential order but I’m not going to try and address universally significant events. … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, commuting, storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Advent 13: That Was The Worst Christmas…

That was the worst Christmas I: I returned home for Christmas on Christmas Eve. Christmas with my family runs along traditional timings that we’ve developed. There’s a wonderful familiarity knowing that Christmas Eve I can expect a roasted joint of … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Ben Whitehouse, storytelling | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Viva la vida! Or Why I want you to get lost.

(I’m about to use a song by Coldplay to make a serious point but, stick with me and we’ll both pretend like it didn’t happen. ‘k? Good, here goes…)

Posted in Arts, storytelling, things that make me cry | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Stories to commute to.

Just before going to sleep last night I had a thought that I should make a few suggestions for books/stories for commuters to read. There’s something special about reading Hemmingway in Florida, Death in Venice in Venice, one of the … Continue reading

Posted in commuting, storytelling, stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Weekly Blog Club: A guide to recognising my influences.

Jay Brannan has recently released a new album, Rob me Blind. It’s treat, Jay always delivers meaningful, thoughtful lyrics that can take you from a smile to tears and back again within a chorus. One of the songs on the … Continue reading

Posted in Ben Whitehouse, storytelling, stuff, Weekly Blog Club | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Big Bang

Everything starts in one place, one white hot moment of potential, everything wrapped in on itself. Then, here, tomorrow, last week, some day and never: all pressed against the glass of everything and jostling for a release. A split moment … Continue reading

Posted in Ben Whitehouse, short story, storytelling | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Chapter One- Genesis

Epigraph: Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers One hundred million angels singing Multitudes are marching to the big kettledrum Voices calling, voices crying Some are born and some are dying It’s Alpha and Omega’s kingdom come- When The Man Comes … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, benjitales, storytelling, writing | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Literature Workshops at Greenbelt. #GB11

The literature programme at Greenbelt is offering a number of practical workshops for writers through the weekend.

Posted in event, greenbelt, short story, storytelling, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment