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

Awkward Age - Spark London and The Children's Society 27.6.18

At 7:30pm - 10:30pm, Dogstar Brixton, Brixton

Join us for a fun night telling stories and raising money with the charity The Children’s Society.  You’ll be doing something fun, doing something good, laughing, cringing and maybe even crying as we look back on our seriously awkward teenage years together.

Spark is producing and collaborating with the Children’s Society as part of their Seriously Awkward campaign for vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds, the theme of the night is ‘Awkward Age’, so why not come along and tell us what you were up to at that age?

What did you enjoy? What did you regret? Experiment with your looks? Ever find yourself in harm’s way? Were you ready to be an adult? Anyone can share a story, or just listen if you prefer.

Tickets are available here.

#seriouslyawkward

Entrance £10, doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm

Spark London Does Comedy! 18.7.18

At 7:30pm - 10:30pm, Dogstar Brixton, Brixton

Our friend and Spark contributor Edd Hedges will be previewing his Edinburgh Festival comedy show at the Brixton Dogstar, alongside fellow comedian Abigoliah Schamaun. Both Edd and Abigoliah base their shows around honest, personal, relatable stories – which is exactly what Spark is all about! We love them, and we’re sure you will, too. Interested? Find out more.

Entrance £8.50, doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm

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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'Princess Margaret was coming - and it's my first day'

— Lauretta Tomlinson

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