Spark

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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Romance 18.2.19 - 18.3.19

At 8:00pm - 10:30pm, Brixton Ritzy, London

Definition: A word a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.

Romance has come to mean many more things than this simple definition and has myriad expectations and association in our society. What is your relationship with Romance? Sweet, sour or indifferent, we wish to hear it, through your true stories told live from the Upstairs Brixton stage

Show up, with a story or just to listen. The rules are simple (and there are rules because we love exercising authority)

Story must be true, about you and about 5 minutes long

Doors open 7:30pm. Entrance £5

Unlikely Friendships 4.3.19

At 8:00pm - 10:30pm, The Bill Murray, London

It’s tempting to think there are rules about friendships. That our best friends should be our age, share our politics, binge-watch the same shows, be on good terms with our partners…

But what of those friends who don’t fit the mould? Those from unfamiliar backgrounds, those 30 years older than we are, or those on the other side of the world. What about the friends we seemingly have nothing in common with, yet would trust with our deepest secrets? Dwindling romances can turn into lasting friendships. Our parents can become our best mates.

We want to hear your stories. Join Spark at The Bill Murray pub in Angel for a night of true storytelling. Storytellers can sign up on the night.

Stories start at 8pm, though the bar is open all evening.
Entry is £5 on the door or in advance.

Authority 18.3.19

At 8:00pm - 10:30pm, Brixton Ritzy, London

Authority exists all around us, unless of course you are a sovereign citizen and your own authority, with your own flag and national anthem. For the rest of us, authority is the not so great part of going to work, school, gym or the police. Sometimes it’s our parents or partner(s) or our pets or kids. Maybe it’s even you.

Are you an authority on anything? Do you respond well to authority? Do you have a story about a run in with the law?

Show up, with a story or just to listen. The rules are simple (and there are rules because we love exercising authority)

Story must be true, about you and about 5 minutes long

Doors open 7:30pm. Entrance £5

Courage 1.4.19

At 8:00pm - 10:30pm, The Bill Murray, London

An act of courage isn’t always something big and bold and audacious. It isn’t always something that earns us the respect of our friends or even any praise. Sometimes the bravest acts can be quiet and subtle. Standing up to a bullying boss. Being honest with your family. Breaking up with the person you were meant to spend your life with. Changing careers. Making it the whole way through the film Hereditary (*shivers*).

We want to hear your stories on the theme of Courage. Join Spark at The Bill Murray pub in Angel for a night of true storytelling. Storytellers can sign up on the night.

Stories start at 8pm, though the bar is open all evening.
Entry is £5 on the door or in advance.

London 15.4.19

At 8:00pm - 10:30pm, Brixton Ritzy, London

London.

London, a city of more than 8 million people and each one of us has a story of how they got here or what London means to them. London can be the best city in the world, or the loneliest place on earth and everything in between.

Show up, with a story or just to listen. The rules are simple:

Story must be true, about you and about 5 minutes long. No notes on stage.

Doors open 7:30pm. Entrance £5

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