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15 Minute Stories
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5 x 15 is an organisation that put together events featuring five outstanding authors, and asks them to tell fascinating stories about their lives, passions an inspirations in just fifteen minutes. It is the equivalent of writing a short story, only you aren't restricted to a word count, but rather a time limit. What makes it even more challenging is that they can't have anything scripted. I suppose that runs the risk of long silences, but it seems unlikely since the guests have such busy lives, and are used to public speaking.

The next 5 x 15 Stories will take place on June 16th at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill on the 16th June. The show starts at 6.15pm, and tickets cost 26.75 or 16.05 for concessions.

The evening will feature:

Lynn Barber

A journalist with an insatiable curiosity, she has no fear of embarrassment when it comes to asking questions. Topics she has previously covered include foot fetishes, voyeurs, dominatrices, and men who liked wearing nappiesHaving worked for the Telegraph, Sunday Express, Vanity Fair, Observer, and Sunday Times, she has interviewed famous faces such as Lady Gaga and James Stewart.

Gruff Rhys

A Welsh musician, Gruff Rhys will talk about one of his eighteenth century relatives, who went in search of a lost tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans. Deciphering the fact and fiction in this adventure is a job left up to you.

Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre is an historian, whose bibliography includes Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, and Double Cross. With a focus on the Second World War, these books have been turned into BBC documentaries.

Jonathan Beckman

Senior editor for Literary Review, Jonathan Beckman has an English degree from Cambridge, and won won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction for his book, How to Ruin A Queen.

Rupert Isaacson

Author, Rupert Isaacson wrote, The Horse Boy, a book about a father's attempt to help heal his autistic son by seeking out shaman across Mongolia on horseback. The best seller was turned into a documentary, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Isaacson has recently written the sequel, The Long Ride Home.
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When: 16th June
Phone: 0207 221 9700
Where: The Tabernacle
Cost: 26.75, 16.05 concessions
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