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Sunday, 30 November 2003, 7-10pm, £5.00 at the door.
The Exhibition Centre in the Old Library: Trinity Street, The Hayes, Cardiff, UK.
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A Night of International Stories
Posted by Derek on Friday 5 December 03 @ 1:01PM

cardiff ticketOur first event in the UK, Fray Cafe Cardiff was a night of incredible stories. From pets to family to drugs to invaders of the worst kind, the stories were all over the map, and from all over the world. We had 18 stories told in over two hours to an audience of around 80 people. It was truly a night to remember.

Wanna see what the event looked like? Check out the photos! Here are a few favorites:

Daniel Meadows tells a story about an automatic canape maker.Heather James tells a story about a cocktail.Tom Cosgrave tells a story about Leslie Rule tells a story about backing up.Pam Schweitzer tells a story about a fear of frogs.Huw Davies tells a story about going to hell.

Now you can hear the event, too! Consult our Audio Archive for the skinny. Or, if you have Real Audio, you can just start the show!

Big Thanks
I want to thank a few people who made this event possible. Of course, everyone at the BBC, who, in association with the WDA, brought everyone together for the International Digital Storytelling Conference in the first place, including Melanie Lindsell (who did all the footwork to make this happen), Carwyn Evans (who whipped up the groovy ticket), Maggie Russell (who was a driving force in bringing Fray to the UK), and especially Mandy Rose (who I stupidly forgot to thank from the stage, but is the person who first made the ovation to bring Fray to the UK back in Sedona). Thanks also to our featured performers: Daniel Meadows, Tom Cosgrave, Joe Lambert, and Huw Davies. Thanks to everyone at the Old Library, especially Carol and Trevor. And, finally, thanks to everyone who attended, participated, and made the evening so successful.

Venue Update!
Posted by Derek on Tuesday 18 November 03 @ 8:56AM

Breaking news from Cardiff! Melanie from the BBC reporting:

Chapter called today. There's a water leak in the studio and they don't have an alternative room for us. Apparently the problem is unlikely to be resolved this side of Christmas (a dispute between Chapter and the local council). But worry not, we have an alternative venue and it's a great place ....

The Exhibition Centre in the Old Library:
Trinity Street,
The Hayes,
(029) 2087 8451

So, if you had the old venue written down, make a note!

Featured Performers
Posted by Derek on Tuesday 11 November 03 @ 3:22PM

daniel and tom

What do these two gentlemen have in common, besides extremely enigmatic facial expressions? They'll both be featured performers at Fray Cafe Cardiff!

Daniel Meadows (left) is a digital storyteller, photographer and teacher. He lectures in new media at the Centre for Journalism Studies, Cardiff University. He is currently on full-time secondment at BBC Cymru Wales, developing Digital Storytelling for broadcast television in the award-winning Capture Wales project.

Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, Tom Cosgrave (right) has traveled to San Francisco to perform at two Fray Days. The first story was about having good craic (it's an Irish thing), and the second story was about buying porn. This time, Tom will be a featured performer, and will talk about the time he met The Ignoramus. Tom runs Dublin Stories and its parent site The City Stories Project.

A few details
Posted by Derek on Monday 3 November 03 @ 9:17PM

A few details on our next Fray event:

Tickets! Tickets for Fray Cafe Cardiff will be £5.00. They'll be available at the door on the night of the event.

International whatnow? Fray Cafe Cardiff is being presented in collaboration with the first-ever International Digital Storytelling Conference, which is sponsored by the BBC. Unfortunately, the conference is all booked up. But Fray Cafe is open to the public, as well as conference attendees. Come one, come all!

Get on stage! Fray events are all about you: In addition to the scheduled performers, you're invited to participate in the open mic! Just make sure the story you tell is true, personal, and under five minutes. Read the performance guidelines for more info.

Got any other questions? Ask away!

Announcing Fray Cafe in the UK!
Posted by Derek on Monday 27 October 03 @ 4:56PM

It's my pleasure to announce our first storytelling event in the UK! Fray Cafe will come to Cardiff in conjunction with the International Digital Storytelling Conference.

Do you live nearby? If you'd like to participate in Fray Day Cardiff as a volunteer or performer, please contact us now!

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