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.
There are crucial milestones for when we become adults: getting a driver licence, turning 18, having a baby or getting a job. However, these mile stones don’t always make you feel adult, even though we officially should. When looking at ourselves in the mirror perhaps we are surprised that we don’t see our 17-year-old selves even though we might still feel like it. Age is a weird thing, and adulthood even weirder.
Come and tell your story on experiences with ages, adulthood and the changes, challenges and questions that come with this.
Remember, the story have to be true and have happened to you.
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Have you heard something you wish you never knew, or told someone more than they were comfortable with? Or have you been overwhelmed with messages, emails, social media updates and been unable to cope? You may have something to share on stage that is too much information for the audience.
We are looking for stories of times when you were deluged by too much information, or when a little too much information was exchanged.
We hope you haven’t gone away on holiday, because we need you to come to Hackney and tell your best (or worst) holiday story. It could be that you were taken on a holiday as a surprise, or maybe you do the same thing every single year. Perhaps you never take a holiday and work all the time? Whatever the situation we hope you have a holiday story to tell.
Doors 19:30 / Tickets £4
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Have you pushed things too far, said something you cannot take back or worn something far too outrageous?
Or maybe you have accomplished something after many years or perseverance or moved into a different phase of your life.
Any story inspired by the theme “Crossing the line” will be welcome on stage.
Romance come and go, but friends are for life. So is the saying and in many cases this is true, but in others it doesn’t quite fit. Whichever it is; friendships are a relationship that faces challenges just as any other relationship. Perhaps you gained a friend in a particularly strange situation, maybe you felt the need to say goodbye to a friend, or it could be that you don’t really do friends…?
Come and tell your story on friendships, or sit back and listen to the stories told by – perhaps – new friends of yours.
Tickets 4£/doors 7.30 pm
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Have you had phases of depression, or elation when everything was going well, periods of stagnation when you waited for things to improve or times of your life when everything was turbulent?
Or maybe you have been affected by the female hormonal cycle in one way or another.
We welcome any stories on the theme of “Periods” to share with our audience.
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