Connecting people through true stories

At Spark events you will hear personal stories not by professional storytellers but by anyone with a great story to share. Expect to be surprised and moved.

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Storytelling Comedy with Sofie Hagen and Edd Hedges 3.7.17

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Exmouth Market Theatre, London

Sofie Hagen Edd Hedges

This is a different format from our normal evenings. We usually put on open-mic storytelling nights or a curated series of stories but when we had the opportunity to put on two comedians who base their shows on moving personal true events from their lives we could not resist. And the venue in Exmouth Market is truly wonderful for hosting spoken word events.

Sofie has graced our Spark stage before with great stories and we look forward to welcoming Edd to Spark.

Sofie writes: “Sofie Hagen and Edd Hedges have both won awards. They are also both going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year – what! The confidence of these two is appalling. Edd is doing his first ever show called ‘Wonderland ‘ – which Sofie recommends. Sofie is doing her third ever show called ‘Dead Baby Frog’ – which Edd recommends. Come and see them work on their brand new shows – so it’ll work before Edinburgh. Oh – only come if you are a nice person.”

Entrance £10. Book ahead to guarantee entry or pay on the night.

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Holiday 10.7.17

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Hackney picturehouse, London

We hope you haven’t gone away on holiday, because we need you to come to Hackney and tell your best (or worst) holiday story. It could be that you were taken on a holiday as a surprise, or maybe you do the same thing every single year. Perhaps you never take a holiday and work all the time? Whatever the situation we hope you have a holiday story to tell.

Doors 19:30 / Tickets £5

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East Dulwich Literary Festival 2017: FEAST ! 17.7.17

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, The Ivy House, London

Harris Girls’ Academy is celebrating the literary arts with opportunities open to the London community.

Spark will be taking the stage on this evening at The Ivy House in Nunhead to tell true stories on the theme of Feast. A number of curated stories will be told from some of our regular storytellers, when afterwards the mic will be open for the audience to tell their own. Please join us for this rare opportunity to celebrate the lovely work done at Harris Girls’ Academy by joining us in a feast of stories. Weather you have an appetite of listening, telling your own story or simply just a thirst to experience something new: we invite you for a yummy evening of true stories.

Tickets are FREE.

Crossing the line 24.7.17

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Brixton Ritzy, London

Have you pushed things too far, said something you cannot take back or worn something far too outrageous?

Or maybe you have accomplished something after many years or perseverance or moved into a different phase of your life.

Any story inspired by the theme “Crossing the line” will be welcome on stage.

Friendships 14.8.17

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Hackney picturehouse, London

Romance come and go, but friends are for life. So is the saying and in many cases this is true, but in others it doesn’t quite fit. Whichever it is; friendships are a relationship that faces challenges just as any other relationship. Perhaps you gained a friend in a particularly strange situation, maybe you felt the need to say goodbye to a friend, or it could be that you don’t really do friends…?

Come and tell your story on friendships, or sit back and listen to the stories told by – perhaps – new friends of yours.

Tickets 5£/doors 7.30 pm

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Periods 21.8.17

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Brixton Ritzy, London

Have you had phases of depression, or elation when everything was going well, periods of stagnation when you waited for things to improve or times of your life when everything was turbulent?

Or maybe you have been affected by the female hormonal cycle in one way or another.

We welcome any stories on the theme of “Periods” to share with our audience.

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