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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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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, 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

Simply the Best! 12.6.19

At 9:30pm - 10:30pm, Underbelly Festival, London

Join us for a one-off, special event at the Underbelly Festival Southbank! This June, we’ll be inviting our veteran storytellers to share their favourite tales from the past 10 years of Spark. It’s the same true storytelling night you know and love – just on a bigger scale.

What you hear at Spark is not comedy (though it’s often funny), it isn’t poetry (though you might find it moving), and it’s not a competition (there will be no judging panel). It’s simply a place to share something true about yourself with a welcoming audience.

Tickets are available for £14


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