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

Public Humiliation 16.12.19

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

We’ve all done something so embarrassing that the mere memory causes us to wince. Perhaps it was a misjudged Facebook post that you deleted just a little too late. Or a terrible performance in your school talent show which still plays on your mind decades later. Ever introduced your partner using your ex’s name? Or had an awkward slip-of-the-tongue during a company-wide presentation? Whatever it is that keeps you awake at night, 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.

Faking It 20.1.20

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

Fake it till you make it: a well intentioned piece of advice that can have disastrous consequences. Ever bluffed your way through a job interview, embellished the truth to impress a date, or faked facts to win an argument? And did anyone catch you out? Perhaps you’ve worked for someone who turned out to have zero clue what they were doing, or discovered that a person close to you wasn’t who they claimed to be. We want to hear your stories on the theme of Faking It.

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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