A Bit Crack Storytelling promotes and celebrates oral storytelling for adult audiences in the north-east of England. Run by storytellers Chris Bostock, Malcolm Green, Pascale Konyn and Pat Renton to share our delight in stories. Through regular storytelling events, projects and workshops we create platforms for audiences to enjoy the wonder of listening to a story well told.

Events coming up

Iron Age, Iron Horse

Iron Age, Iron Horse

Mar 25, 2016 | One Comment

With

Pascale Konyn

&

Chris Jones

25th March 2017

 1pm  –  4pm

Elsdon Village Hall
Elsdon
Northumberland
NE19 1AA

 Join us in Elsdon, one of the most historic villages of Northumberland National Park for an afternoon to stir your imagination …

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Love In The Shadows

Love In The Shadows

Apr 7, 2016 | No Comments

With

Sally Pomme Clayton

Friday 7th April, 7:30pm

Cobalt Studio
10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE2 1AP 

 

Dust off  your heart, dance with the devil.

Kiss in the dark, a romantic revel.

Under the stars,

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The Moon’s Two Wives and other tales for dark times

The Moon’s Two Wives and other tales for dark times

May 5, 2016 | No Comments

With

Helen East & Rick Wilson

Friday 5th May, 7:30pm

Cobalt Studio
10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE2 1AP 

Storyteller Helen East and percussionist Rick Wilson, major figures in the storytelling revival, create a dynamic combination …

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Gone Cuckoo

Gone Cuckoo

Jun 2, 2016 | No Comments

 With

Joshua & Malcolm Green

Friday 2nd June, 7:30pm

Cobalt Studio
10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE2 1AP

Stories and Songs of a Secret Messenger

It’s shortly after dawn at RAF Fyingdales on the North York …

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Iron Age,Iron Horse

Iron Age_Iron Horse

25th March 2017

 1pm  –  4pm

Elsdon Village Hall
Elsdon
Northumberland
NE19 1AA

 Join us in Elsdon, one of the most historic villages of Northumberland National Park for an afternoon to stir your imagination and spark your creativity…..

Chris Jones, Historic Environment Officer for Northumberland National Park, will begin the afternoon talking about the wealth of history and archaeology of Elsdon. This will be followed by a story created and told by professional storyteller Pascale Konyn, inspired by the history and archeology of Elsdon, and drawing on Celtic traditions. There will be an opportunity for Q & A(/discussion?) and, of course refreshments to be consumed. Chris Jones will draw the afternoon to a close by guiding a short walking tour of the village.

To avoid disappointment we recommend you book your tickets in advance online as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book tickets:

Tales of the Forgotten North – Northumberland National Park

Website: http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk

As part of this is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately and wear appropriate footwear.  As the weather can change remember to bring waterproofs and warm clothing.

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Film report of Tales of the Forgotten North

Here is our final film report for Tales of the Forgotten North. This film gives you an overview of our two years spent exploring Northumberland and the North Pennines, digging deep into the earths history and uncovering new stories shared along the way. For more in depth films of each year of our journey take a look at Dreaming the Land 2013 and 2014.

https://vimeo.com/129795615

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News from A Bit Crack Tellers

Northumberland Folk Tales by Malcolm Green

With illustrations by Rachel Edwards, this book brings to life the rich history of Northumberland Folk Tales.
More information here.