Spark

London

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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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Appearances 20.11.17

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Brixton Ritzy, London

What does your look say about you? Are people surprised that you are different from their first impressions of you? Perhaps your appearance means a great deal to you and you spend ages getting the right look. Do you have a public or online profile that makes you appear different from how you really are.

Spark open-mic evenings involve inviting members of the audience to tell a true personal story from their life of about 5 minutes in length. We create a warm friendly environment that makes it easy for anyone to get up on stage and share something from their lives.

Entrance £5. Doors 7:30pm. Stories from 8pm

Role Models 11.12.17

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Hackney Picture House, Mare Street

How do we decide what kind of person we want to be? We may look to our parents, sisters, brothers or friends for guidance; sometimes a fictional character, historical figure or iconic performer can shape our view of the life we want to live.

Whether you want to talk about the ways in which a role model has inspired you, or discuss your own attempts to set a good example for others (successful or not!), come along to tell your story in a friendly, encouraging environment, or listen to others share theirs. Stories must be true and they must be about the storyteller.

Entrance £5, doors open 7.30pm, stories from 8pm

Family Ties 18.12.17

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Brixton Ritzy, London

We all have families with their own dynamics. Families can be volatile, fractured, supportive, oppressive, wonderful and many more things. What binds you to your family members? At this time of seasonal celebrations we want to hear stories about your family connections. Come along to listen to others share stories or tell one of your own.

Spark open-mic evenings involve inviting members of the audience to tell a true personal story from their life of about 5 minutes in length. We create a warm friendly environment that makes it easy for anyone to get up on stage and share something from their lives.

Entrance £5. Doors 7:30pm. Stories from 8pm

Speaking Up 8.1.18

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

It’s not always easy to share our inner lives with others – fear of judgement, embarrassment or dismissal can make it feel simpler to stay silent. But speaking up about who we are, how we feel and what we want can be transformative.

Whether you’ve broken the silence around a challenging personal issue, defended a friend in need of support, or simply found the courage to tell your ex that, no, you don’t like his poetry, come along to share your story in a friendly, encouraging environment, or listen to others share theirs. Stories must be true and they must be about the storyteller.

Entrance £5, doors open 7.30pm, stories from 8pm

Epiphanies 15.1.18

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Brixton Ritzy, London

Just an ordinary day. Like any other. Same routine. Usual conversations. And then !!>BAM<!! You realise. Why was it not obvious? Something must change.

Did you suddenly know what you needed to do with your life? Was it clear who you should be with? Or be without? Perhaps the elusive answer to a situation came sharply into focus?

Come along and tell us about a time when something fell into place in your life and you knew what you must do. Or listen to others tell their stories.

Spark open-mic evenings involve inviting members of the audience to tell a true personal story from their life of about 5 minutes in length. We create a warm friendly environment that makes it easy for anyone to get up on stage and share something from their lives.

Education 19.2.18

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Brixton Ritzy, London

We spend a lifetime learning – from parents, mentors, teachers, friends and from life itself. Do you have stories from formalised education in schools, colleges and workplaces – the inspiring teacher, a lesson that went wrong, learning something unexpected, being failed by the education system.

And then there is life, making the same mistakes and failing to apply the lessons that have been learnt the hard way. Or finding out things for yourself that fall outside any regular learning environment.

Come along to tell us of any way you aquired an education. Or listen to others tell their stories.

Spark open-mic evenings involve inviting members of the audience to tell a true personal story from their life of about 5 minutes in length. We create a warm friendly environment that makes it easy for anyone to get up on stage and share something from their lives.

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— Lauretta Tomlinson

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