Story Telling Tuesdays
If you rent your home from a private landlord and you’d be willing to share your experiences in a friendly and trusting space, then this is an event for you.
Having tried a few sessions, we’ve decided to make this a regular event.
Sessions will normally be held with one of our volunteer mentors, Mayanka who, when she’s not mentoring or studying, is an illustrative writer.
One aim of these sessions is to give you a chance to get things off your chest. Maybe you’ve had experiences that have been bugging you for a while, so you can talk about them in the company of other renters who will really understand, because they rent too, and know how difficult things can be.
Exchanging experiences with others can be beneficial in other ways too. Sometimes you can learn how others dealt with similar situations and this may help you.
Mayanka’s role is to listen and then, draw together what she hears and present it in a way that others, who may not be renters, can really understand and empathise with. The stories will not identify anyone so anything you tell us will remain completely confidential.
Stories can cut through reams of statistics about private renting or academic papers explaining why the structure and rules about private renting should change. So one big outcome is to get the general public on our side, supporting the changes we want to see that would give renters a better deal.
It doesn’t always seem so, but politicians have got hearts too, and stories, simply told, will hit home with them too.
…and last but not least – it can be fun!
Story telling Tuesdays will happen on the first Tuesday of each month starting at 11am at our Centre in Willesden Lane, and ending at 1pm with a lunch and a laugh or two. It’s a way to make friends and brighten up the week.
If you want to bring children along, just let us know, as we have some volunteers who are willing to provide some activities for them so you can relax.
We hope to see you at the next session.