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’ve all tried to quit at some point in our lives; be it a job, a relationship or something entirely different. Does quitting means failing? When is it time to quit, and when should we push on through? Come along and tell us your stories of the time you almost quit, but decided not to. Or about the time you told your superior that you’d had enough.
Remember that surprise party you planned, where the guest of honour never showed up? Or perhaps you realized at the worst imaginable time that you were going to be a parent: surprise!?
Whatever the surprise is – good, bad, huge anti-climax – come to our open mic and listen to the stories of others, or surprise yourself and tell your own.
Be it young love, the first time you moved away from home, or when you still believed in Father Christmas, we have all seen the world clouded by naivety. And so, in a culture dominated by scepticism, world-weariness and keeping up appearances it’s refreshing to look back at a time when believing was that bit easier. It’s time to unplug, reminisce and return to being those impressionable people we once were. Spark has been invited to a secret Kent location for the Innocent un-plugged festival to hear your stories about wide-eyed innocence.
Spark are teaming up with The Steve Sinnot Foundation for a night of true stories and fundraising in support of their campaign for Education for All. We’ll be showcasing some amazing true stories about education as well as inviting the audience to share their education stories with us in an open mic section.
MATT WRITES: In the five years we’ve been making the Spark -True Stories podcast, we’ve shared stories with our listeners. But recently we’ve felt moved to do more than that…Read more… Spark Team
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…
'Suddenly I was seized by a sixties, revolutionary fervour'— Joe Friedman