At Spark events you will hear personal stories told not by professional storytellers but by anyone who has a great story to share. Expect to be surprised and moved.
One microphone, no script. Just true stories, told live.
For all us city dwellers perhaps it’s our unfamiliarity with nature that has given us a surprise. What happened to you when you ventured into the countryside? Come and listen or sit back and hear others share their stories on the theme of Nature.
For one night only, Spark has gathered stories connected with the current refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe.
This workshop is for those who want to learn the art of storytelling in a supportive and fun environment. Lead by two experienced Spark storytellers and facilitators this is one not to miss.
This is an addition to our usual monthly events. We are spending the afternoon and evening at the Old Church in Stoke Newington running a workshop, then this open storytelling evening.
Boldness means different things to different people. It has connotations of risk, of courage, of the out-of-the-ordinary. What happened to you last time you took a bold decision? Did it take you to an unexpected place? What inspires boldness – fear, or curiosity, or boredom? Come along and listen to others’ tales of derring-do, or pluck up the courage to tell a story of your own.
Everyone has a talent. Maybe it’s hidden or yet to be discovered. It might not be for anything useful or profitable, but we all have our own strengths. Can you blow 44 chewing gum bubbles in 30 seconds? Did you cycle across Cambodia? Did you suddenly discover that you were amazing at something at the age of 57? Come to Spark and share your story of titanic contests, and of outstanding – or underwhelming – achievements.
JOANNA WRITES: Making changes is not all hard work. It’s also fun, exhilarating and a rich source of stories. When things go wrong I often remind myself that at least there will be a story in this! But are there any other ways that telling stories can help us negotiate changes?Read more… Spark London
JEN WRITES: In collaboration with Body & Soul charity, Spark put on a special show to recognise voices from our local community who support the respect, dignity and wellbeing of people affected by HIV.Read more… Spark Bristol
VICKY WRITES: how did Spark’s newest night get off the ground? We’re not quite sure… but we’re having fun doing it!Read more…
'Princess Margaret was coming - and it's my first day'— Lauretta Tomlinson