AT the start of 2010, four Stony Stratford based fellas decided upon a new venture for creative sorts in the area.
And so the Scribal Gathering – a monthly Open Mic Music and Poetry event, was launched.
It proved a major success too, with its pledge to celebrate creativity in all its forms hitting the right note.
Now, those same four chaps – Jonathan Taylor, Richard Williams, Paul Stephenson and Richard Frost – are on the hunt for a special someone who can take Stony’s arts side even further – The Bard of Stony Stratford.
He or she will be ‘actively involved in promoting the achievements of the community, composing and performing original pieces to celebrate local activity and making special guest appearances at various events and festivals in the town.’
Could you be the right person for the job?
Public speakers, poets, singers, songwriters, story-tellers and musicians are all welcome to try for the position: ‘Anyone who has a voice and knows how to use it is eligible,’ say The Scribal Four.
A selection process to appoint the first Bard of Stratford will take place at a special Scribal gathering on January 25 when candidates will be asked to perform before a panel of judges at the Bardic Trials.
The winner will hold the post, which is supported by the Town Council, for a year and a day.
You can turn up at the Bardic Trials and try your luck on the night if you wish, but emailed expressions of interest are also being taken through info@ScribalGathering.com or you can call 07855 947057.
>Scribal Gathering is hosted at The Crown, Market Square on the second Tuesday of every month.