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.
One microphone, no script. Just true stories, told live.
Theme: Gifts – Remember the magic of those glistening boxes under tree and the temptation to have a look before Christmas Day. Did you peek? Were you caught? What were the consequences? Or maybe, it was the absence of those presents under the tree that sticks with you. How did you and your family do gifts and what was the story? Or perhaps your story is about a gift you were passed in a different way, maybe a genetic gift for music or mathematics or a gift for putting your foot in it and saying just the wrong thing at the wrong moment. Come and find inspiration for what to give those hard to buy for people and a few cautionary tales at this night of true stories.
The adverts tell us one story about Christmas but we all know it’s not as simple as Turkey’s and happy families. What are your Christmas stories? Did you star in the school play as Mary or Joseph or the donkey? How did your moment in the limelight play out? Was it all you expected? And when you cast your mind back what was your most memorable Christmas gathering and why? Keep those memories alive by sharing the stories in preparation for this year’s big day.
Theme: Nature – Are you a nature lover? What lengths have you gone to preserve and enjoy what nature has to offer you? Perhaps you climbed mountains, traveled to far-off places or stayed in inhospitable accommodation to get close to the birds and the bees. Or maybe it’s naturism that has got you into some tricky situations. 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.
When Gill and I first started Spark Bristol back in May 2015, we didn’t have a clue what we were doing. Well – we still don’t, really, but we’re having fun doing it! It was my idea, initially; and Gill and I didn’t even know each other. I’d heard about Spark London and was hoping they’d […]Read more… Spark London
JOANNA WRITES: on Monday the 9th of November I was invited to spend a day with a group of interactive documentary filmmakers. They came to London from all over Europe to soak up wisdom and support from their IF lab coaches. My job was to give them some tools to help them make a positive […]Read more… Spark London
Spark and Mind in Haringey first collaborated last year (2014) and the feedback was fantastic. Talking about mental health problems in the Spark storytelling forum had not really been done and no one quite knew what would happen. Although the stories that were told were often heavy or deeply personal, people came away from the […]Read more…
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