Connecting people through stories

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

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Spark Open Mic - 'Nature' • 15.2.16

At 8:00pm - 10:00pm, Brixton Ritzy, London

For all us city dwellers perhaps it’s our unfamiliarity with nature that has given us a surprise. What happened to you when you ventured into the countryside? Come and listen or sit back and hear others share their stories on the theme of Nature.

Spark Encore - Tales of 'Escape' • 25.2.16

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

For one night only, Spark has gathered stories connected with the current refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe.

Spark Storytelling Workshop - in partnership with the Stoke Newington Literary Festival • 28.2.16

At 2:45pm - 5:00pm, The Old Chruch, Stoke Newington, London N16 0JR, London

This workshop is for those who want to learn the art of storytelling in a supportive and fun environment. Lead by two experienced Spark storytellers and facilitators this is one not to miss.

Spark Open Mic 'Breathe' - Special Event • 28.2.16

At 7:30pm - 9:00pm, The Old Chruch, London

This is an addition to our usual monthly events. We are spending the afternoon and evening at the Old Church in Stoke Newington running a workshop, then this open storytelling evening.

Spark Open Mic - 'Bold' • 14.3.16

At 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Hackney picturehouse, London

Boldness means different things to different people. It has connotations of risk, of courage, of the out-of-the-ordinary. What happened to you last time you took a bold decision? Did it take you to an unexpected place? What inspires boldness – fear, or curiosity, or boredom? Come along and listen to others’ tales of derring-do, or pluck up the courage to tell a story of your own.

Doors 7.30pm/£4

Spark Open Mic - 'Talents' • 21.3.16

At 8:00pm - 10:00pm, Ritzy, Brixton, London

Everyone has a talent. Maybe it’s hidden or yet to be discovered. It might not be for anything useful or profitable, but we all have our own strengths. Can you blow 44 chewing gum bubbles in 30 seconds? Did you cycle across Cambodia? Did you suddenly discover that you were amazing at something at the age of 57? Come to Spark and share your story of titanic contests, and of outstanding – or underwhelming – achievements.

Doors 7.30pm/£4

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— Radliffe Royds

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