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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Spark Open Mic - 'Parties' 17.12.18

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

‘tis the season to paaaaarty…

Office parties, Christmas drinks, NYE shindig, house parties, school days parties, clubbing, fitness raves. Labour, Green, Tory, US Midterms even. Do you have an excellent party story or an excellent story about a party.

Come party with us on Monday December 17th as our audience. Or if you have a story, tell us about your hosting dreams and nightmares or the most horrific and terrific things that’ve happened to you or you have done at a party. Share with us the party no one came to, the one you thought you had forgotten. We’ll be there to share the pain, the laughs and maybe the fury.

Doors open 7:30pm

Stories from 8pm

Entry: £5

Spark Open Mic - 'Interruption' 21.1.19

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

Spark is Britain’s first true storytelling club.
We encourage real people to tell true stories in front of a live audience.

This month the theme for the stories is ‘Interruption’. Have you ever felt interrupted or been accused of interrupting? An interruption could be the best thing that happens, or the worst. Storytellers will be given 5 minutes, without interruption, to share their story. Many come to Spark just to listen to other people’s stories- listening to the stories is valued just as much.

Storytellers sign up on the day and we take down names from 7.30pm and may give priority to people who haven’t spoken at Spark before.

Doors open 7:30pm

Stories from 8pm

Entry: £5

Spark Open Mic - Reunion 4.2.19

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

Reunions can be sweet, they can be bitter sweet, or they can be… well, downright bitter. A gathering of family, friends, colleagues or school mates can feel cosy and familiar. Or it can bring up long-forgotten rivalries and childish grudges. A meeting with the ex you promised you’d never speak to again (but secretly hoped to see) can be cathartic or irritating. Or perhaps your own memorable reunion hasn’t been with a person at all, but with a place, an old hobby or even an emotion.

We want to hear your stories. Join Spark at The Bill Murray pub in Angel for a (brand new!) night of true storytelling. Storytellers can sign up on the night. Nervous first-timers are very welcome, but getting up on stage is not compulsory.

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

Spark Open Mic - 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.

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