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 - 'Misconception' 15.10.18

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

Our epic true storytelling night continues. Come tell a story to our welcoming crowd, or just have a listen. The rules are simple, the story must be true, under 5 minutes and about you.

This month the theme is ‘Misconception’. Misconception is defined as a view or opinion that is incorrect because based on faulty thinking or understanding. Perhaps something has happened to you that has confronted the view you had on something, somewhere or someone. Do you feel people have misconceptions about you? Are you struggling to change them? Perhaps you like to play with the way you are misconceived or enjoy having your prejudices challenged.

However you choose to interpret the theme, we look forward to having our perceptions challenged through your stories. Leave ‘performance/acting’ at the door and watch people connect through their true honest and personal stories or challenge yourself to tell one of your own. No rehearsals required. Come one, come all.

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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