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.
As heard on the podcast
It can be a promise at the alter, an oath in the court, or the feeling you get when someone you love asks: ‘can I trust you?’.
Promises – we make them all the time, whether it is to ourselves or to others. Guaranteed though, as many times you have made a promise, this promise has also been broken.
Come along tonight and tell your true story about the notion of promises in your life. How have they figured, what did they mean, and is it even possible to never break a promise?
Tell your own story, or listen to the ones of others. The story have to be true and have happened to you.
Tickets £4/doors open 7.30pm
Have you taken the easy option, a short-cut, a bodged fix that you came to regret or learn from? We have all made choices about the best route to take in life and the most direct path is not always the best. Or is it? Have you spent a lifetime successfully shaving corners and getting away with it?
Come along to listen or tell your story on “Cutting Corners” in the warm safe space we create at Spark that makes it easy to share anything with a group of strangers.
As always, remember: the stories have to be true and have happened to you
There are crucial milestones for when we become adults: getting a driver licence, turning 18, having a baby or getting a job. However, these mile stones don’t always make you feel adult, even though we officially should. When looking at ourselves in the mirror perhaps we are surprised that we don’t see our 17-year-old selves even though we might still feel like it. Age is a weird thing, and adulthood even weirder.
Come and tell your story on experiences with ages, adulthood and the changes, challenges and questions that come with this.
Remember, the story have to be true and have happened to you.
(Ticket link to come)
Have you heard something you wish you never knew, or told someone more than they were comfortable with? Or have you been overwhelmed with messages, emails, social media updates and been unable to cope? You may have something to share on stage that is too much information for the audience.
We are looking for stories of times when you were deluged by too much information, or when a little too much information was exchanged.
We hope you haven’t gone away on holiday, because we need you to come to Hackney and tell your best (or worst) holiday story. It could be that you were taken on a holiday as a surprise, or maybe you do the same thing every single year. Perhaps you never take a holiday and work all the time? Whatever the situation we hope you have a holiday story to tell.
Doors 19:30 / Tickets £4
Ticket link to come
Have you pushed things too far, said something you cannot take back or worn something far too outrageous?
Or maybe you have accomplished something after many years or perseverance or moved into a different phase of your life.
Any story inspired by the theme “Crossing the line” will be welcome on stage.
One fateful week in August of this year, I discovered Spark when a new friend told me about his favorite podcast, Spark True Stories, and invited me to join him in attending his first Spark event at The Ritzy. I had just moved to London from New York to study for several months, and despite having lived in the home of The Moth for 4 years prior, storytelling was not yet on my radar!Read more… Spark Preston
REBECCA WRITES: We’re delighted with the success of our revived Spark event in Preston in our new venue, Ham and Jam. Here is a rapid fire round up of the stories.Read more… Spark Team
JOANNA WRITES: While Mr Motivator from GMTV Breakfast, whipped the crowd into a sticky sweaty mess on the main stage, Spark was tucked away in another tent with 70 audience members. It’s 9pm on May 28th and we are at the Innocent Unplugged Festival in the Kent countryside.Read more…
'This prison warden comes in and says. I bet you're the black sheep of your family. He wasn't wrong.'— Radliffe Royds