Johanna Derry started Tenx9 Balham (not far from Clapham in SW London) in Autumn 2014. She'd come across to visit Belfast previously, in order to suss out the storytelling goodness. We'd previously known Johanna Derry from camping in a field in the middle of England - she's fantastic, witty and wonderful. Johanna's a writer and she regularly writes stories of real people (she told me once that while she's interviewing folks, she's often in tears, which could either help or hinder the storytelling process!). Additionally, Johanna has an aptitude for remembering odd phrases in foreign languages. For instance, if you speak Norwegian, Johanna will be able to tell you that she's unmarried, depressed and has a microwave. If you fancy teaching her other foreign phrases in odd languages, pop along to Tenx9 Balham.
Tenx9 Balham will take place on the first monday night of the month. They've currently booked Oct 6th, Nov 3rd, Dec 1, 2014 but make sure to check with them for dates after that.