Penarth Woodcraft Folk proudly present a special screening of The Rochdale Pioneers

True Stories veteran and Woodcraft Folk stalwart Marc Buehner has arranged a showing of this dramatic account of the birth of the co-operative movement. A timely reminder of why such organisations came into being and well worth a watch. A nice way to spend a sunny Sunday – stroll on the refurbished pier, eat an ice cream and then relax in the lovely new cinema. Tickets £6.00


Our Film Noir double bill will start at 3pm with the second movie at 6pm. I did get the date and location right – Sunday May 18, Porters bar, Cardiff.

thanks Steve

Hi there

I apologise for bothering you all with a non-True Stories event but Andrew and I have a new occasional venture at Porters Bar in Cardiff. We will be offering free double bills of classic b&w movies from the 1940s to mid 1950s. We will be starting with Kiss Me Deadly and Murder My Sweet on Sunday 18 May. The first film starts at 6pm  the second at 9pm. There will be a brief introduction and the chance to discuss the films afterwards. The cinema at Porters seats around 30 and as I said there is no charge. https://www.facebook.com/events/647631861974499/

Hope some of you can make it

all the best

Steve Shepherd


We will be holding an event as part of the Penarth Book Festival this weekend at the new Waterloo Tea Rooms in the Washington Gallery building. Stories start at 7:30, drinks and cakes available before hand.

Betty , Jane, Phil and Andrew are each ready to tell you a story and are well aware that they must be true, told without notes and last no more than 15 minutes.

Sorry about the short notice, hope some of you can make it




Hello everyone, apparently tomorrows event at Chapter is now fully booked. There may be a handful of spaces but I’m afraid you would have to turn up (7pm)  and take your chances.

cheers Steve



The DS8 festival will be at the Chapter  in Cardiff on June 14. Our friend storyteller David Ambrose is putting together an evening of varied stories and has included three true stories on the bill. If you can get along it should be interesting to see how they sit alongside more traditional tales. I believe the event will run in an upstairs room from 7pm – see the chapter website for more details.

Sorry to say our break continues a while longer …

all the best Steve


If you would like to tell a story in the future please let us know. We will confirm the next date a fortnight in advance. so watch this space.




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