Tag Archives: narrative

Why stories matter

If there isn’t something to oppose or resolve it isn’t a story.

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Sorry tale

These printed apologies demonstrate one thing very clearly – when a company has its back against the wall it turns to words not pictures.

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A Christmas Cracker

Rochester House, home for The Story Museum, was a magnet for roving Tale Tellers, Yarn Spinners and Gossip Mongers who arrived from far and wide to feed off the Oxford Gyre; the storytelling energy that has made the city of dreaming spires such a Mecca for writers.

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The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life

‘In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London.’ With these words the Spitalfields Life blog was born, back in August 2009.

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Candid camera

When I look through the viewfinder I am not taking a picture of something – but about something.

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On pictures and prose

There are times when a striking image expresses something in a more powerful or accurate way, but there are also countless occasions when words are an extraordinarily moving or precise media, when words can do more, say more, show more or achieve more.

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Unfinished business

Absorbing talk from Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, last Friday night at the LSE – part of an event that included Professor Richard Sennett and a waggish Sir Howard Davies. Their theme: ‘On Narrative and Ritual’. Rowan began by talking about how we use narrative to make sense of things, and quickly anchored narrative [...]

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