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Stories Festival

New chapter for writer chosen as winner of our Stories contest

Judges praise Sue Ruben’s ‘funny and moving’ story about disability as prizes are presented at Groucho Club celebration


What’s the story? Your chance to find a new audience in 1,000 words

New chapter: Bea Carvalho of Waterstones with Stories Festival runners-up Sara Hamdan and Louise Floyd at the Stories Festival 2021 launch party


Shakespeare or Love Island? A chance to shine in 1,000 words

Stories are told everywhere and on every platform. We toast the latest innovative developments. So now you can tell us your tale, says Lotte Jeffs


Six things we learnt at our epic Evening Standard Stories Festival

What do you get when you put Ricky Gervais, Will Young, Ashley Walters and the cast of Bridgerton in one venue? A stormingly good festival that’s what. The Evening Standard features team report


Cultural Capital episode 17: the best of London’s arts and culture

From bloody vengeance in Sloane Square to our first ever Stories festival in the West End, we’ve got you covered


Ricky Gervais interview: Above all, After Life is a love story

As his hit show After Life nears its finale, Ricky Gervais talks goodbyes, dogs and dark humour with Susannah Butter