Spark London

At Spark London 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.

Upcoming London events

Spark London: Accidents 16.3.20

At 8:00pm - 10:30pm, Brixton Ritzy, London

“Ouch” might be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “accidents”. Perhaps it calls up memories of trips to A&E and plaster casts covered with scribbled messages from schoolfriends. Or maybe it’s broken windows, or denting the bonnet of your brand-new car. Of course, there are happy accidents, too. Perhaps a chance meeting or wrong turn led to an exciting, unplanned change in your daily life.

Whatever your thoughts on the theme, we want to hear your stories! Join Spark Upstairs at The Ritzy in Brixton. Storytellers can sign up on the night.

Doors open at 7.30pm and stories start at 8pm.
Entry is £5 on the door or in advance through the venue’s website.

Spark London blog

25.03.18 • Glasgow pop-up night for Sailor Jerrys

Charley surveyed the crowds of waiting commuters gazing up at the Euston train station departure boards and hoped a spontaneous flashmob dance would erupt. It was too early for that. I like to think it broke out as soon as we left for our platform. Our team of three, Charley as host, Dave on sound […]

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04.01.18 • “Family Ties” in Brixton

Our theme of “Family Ties” for December was intended to open up the possibility of some seasonal stories but it transpired that Christmas didn’t actually feature at all. The evening looked to be an interesting one for me, as my entire family were going to be present. I am used to my sister attending Spark […]

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20.10.17 • “Bad Timing” in Brixton

It had been a strange day in London. Like most of the country we had been affected by hurricane Orphelia as it swept in from the South-West. instead of high winds we were bathed in a peculiar soft orange light, as sand swept up from the Spanish peninsula put a filter over the sun. It […]

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25.09.17 • A Brixton Night

Ian writes: Monday, like so many Spark nights, contained an unorchestrated mix of compelling and entertaining stories that captivated those present. Any speaker arriving at the microphone is an unknown quantity whose narrative can develop in any direction, and on Monday we heard a wide variety of life experiences around the theme of “Miscommunication”

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08.03.16 • Spark supports Refuaid

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…

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'This prison warden comes in and says. I bet you're the black sheep of your family. He wasn't wrong.'

— Radliffe Royds

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