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 Open Mic - 'Closure' 20.8.18

At 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Ritzy, Brixton, London

In art, closure is the sense of conclusion at the end of a piece of work, the denoument, if you will.  In real life, closure is the feeling that an emotional or traumatic experience has been or is being resolved.  From heartbreaks and career rejections to the mysterious disappearance of your Christmas candy or your childhood pet, the pursuit of closure can be a never-ending story all on its own.

Have you ever gone to insane lengths to gain closure, are you still seeking closure today?  Have you ever happened upon closure by accident?  Maybe you have a story about something that happened that allowed you to close the door on needing closure altogether. No matter what its about or how it ended, come join us for a wonderful night of storytelling.

Show up, with a story of your own or just to listen.  The rules are simple
the story has to true, has to be about you and can only be about 5 minutes long.

Doors open 7:30pm. Entrance £5

 

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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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