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
We want to hear stories from people who have made journeys. Perhaps you moved to start a new job, a new life, or a different relationship? Your journey may have been internal, to adopt a new way of thinking, learn new skills or develop the strength to embark on something new. Join us and tell your own true story based on the theme “Journeys” or sit back and listen to others.
Spark provides a safe space for people to share true personal stories.
It could be work related, a medical verdict or a split second of realisation, knowing that everything had changed. The question is: what was that moment, what happened and what made you realise that ‘this’ was a defining moment
Perhaps you came to your own voluntary decision, or maybe it was external circumstances that created the defining moment for you – but regardless, it was definitely defining of what were to come next.
Come along to our Hackney story telling night and share your story, or simply listen to the stories being shared.
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
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: Weâ€™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…
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