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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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Spark Open Mic - Balance. • 14.11.16

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

What does it mean to have the right balance? Trying to maintain a career, a social life, our hobbies, our families and our personal lives is one tricky business in the 21st century. Balance can be a physiological thing that medicine helps us with, it can be a meditative state done in an ashram in India, or something done by a circus princess on a tight rope.

Come on down to Hackney to listen to stories on the theme of balance, or imbalance, or tell your own if you find you have got a story to tell.

Doors open 7.30pm/Tickets £4

Spark Open Mic - Ghosts. • 21.11.16

At 7:30pm - 10:30pm, Upstairs at the Ritzy, London

Ghosts is a tricky theme at a true storytelling night, because how do we really know that the sighting of a ghost, a spirit or something supernatural is actually real? Yet, these stories of in-explainable happenings do exists and this is the theme of tonight. Come on down to Brixton to tell your story of the unseen, the ghostly and the weird. Or simply sit back, listen and let the goosebumps develop on your skin…

Doors open 7.30/ Tickets £4


Spark Encore: 'Creative Minds' with MIND in Haringey • 24.11.16

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

Spark London and Mind in Haringey come together for the third year in a row to bring you remarkable true stories about creativity and mental health.

Spark Open Mic - Expectations • 12.12.16

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

Elves, reindeers, miracles and so on. Christmas is the time of cosy mulled wine, sparkly lights and secret kisses under the mistletoes. But Christmas is also full of expectations, distant family visits, awkward conversations with long lost siblings and a feast of meat for the vegetarians. The expectations can go very wrong, and can be very uncomfortable.

Spark is inviting you for one of the final open mic events of the year, however, there are NO EXPECTATIONS. Come along and share your story, or listen to other people’s.


Doors 19.30/£4 Ticket link to come.

Spark Open Mic - Christmas • 19.12.16

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Upstairs at the Ritzy, London

Not the most original theme in December, however, December is full of juicy stories of that Christmas party at work, those jingle bells on the reindeer, or that roast that went wrong. Perhaps Christmas means something entirely else to you, but regardless – we want to hear YOUR Christmas story.
Come along and tell your  christmas tale, or simply just listen to the stories of others. After all, it’s Christmas and this will be the final Spark open-mic of the year.
Doors open 19.30/£4 Tickets (link to come)


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