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Spark True Stories • About

About

Spark London was Britain’s first true storytelling club – and we now have nights across the UK. Everyone is welcome to sit back and listen, or you can get stuck into the action and tell your own story.

There are only three rules at Spark:

  1. It must be true
  2. It must be your own story, and
  3. It must be under five minutes long.

With a different theme each time, you’ll soon find yourself talking to friends and strangers about moments from each other’s lives. Our aim is always to connect people through true stories.

There are regular storytelling nights at the Hackney Attic and Upstairs at the Ritzy, and we put on a monthly show in Exmouth Market featuring all the best stories plus special guest storytellers.

You can also subscribe to our award-winning podcast.

Spark London has produced shows at the Edinburgh Festival, Foyles, the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Manchester Town Hall, Soho Square, and the Blue Elephant Theatre.

We are a small team who believe in the power of true stories. Everyone who comes to Spark, whether to listen or to tell their story, plays a big part in what we do. If you are looking to volunteer we’d love to hear from you, contact joanna@sparklondon.com.

How Spark began

Spark London was founded in 2007 by Joanna Yates, a business psychologist who overcame dyslexia to become an expert on the art of storytelling. Since then, thousands of true stories have been told live from Spark stages.