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

Standing On The Threshold

Standing On The Threshold

Aug 31, 2018 | No Comments

With

Malcolm Green & Pat Renton

 

Friday 5th October, 7:30pm

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

An evening of liminal stories betwixt and between one world and another; the light and the …

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Open Night: November, November, A Night to Remember

Open Night: November, November, A Night to Remember

Sep 19, 2018 | No Comments

With Storytellers Various

Friday 2nd November, 7:30pm 

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

What better way to celebrate the mysteries of Autumn than sharing stories, songs, a joke or a poem with friendly …

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I Know Not

I Know Not

Oct 5, 2018 | No Comments

An Evening Of Sufi Stories

With Chirine El Ansary

Friday 4th December, 7:30pm 

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

Who knows that a woman, an 8th century poet, is at the source of …

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Booking required: Johanna@soundtouchforlife.com 01434 606159

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Diane Edgecomb
A Thousand Doorways
Moved by the silencing of the Kurdish language by Turkish laws, American storyteller, Diane Edgecomb travelled to mountain villages, forbidden to outsiders, where the true stories of peoples lives mix with startling ancient legends.  Her epic story tells of a hidden world:  a mythic landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious eggs of an ancient tree.
Thursday 18 October 7.30pm                    Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall, BardonMill NE47 7HZ
£7.50/ £6.50 child/ £26 family                   Bookings: 01434 344 424 or
                                                                            online www.highlightsnorth.co.uk
Friday 19 October 7.30pm                          Appleby Hub, Chapel Street, Appleby, Cumbria CA16 6QR
Tickets: £10/ £5 child/ £22 family           Bookings: 02768 352 902 or
                                                                          online   www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

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With Chris Bostock

Northern Stage
Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Chris Bostock, The Storyteller, on the first Saturday of the month to hear some of the stories he has collected from all around the world. Be ready to travel to the bottom of the sea or even to the stars, to meet interesting people, wonderful animals and see extraordinary sights.

£4
Recommended Age: Children aged 4-8 and their families
Advance tickets available from Northern Stage

Access

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available within Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call the Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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The Gods and Monsters Show

Take a trip to the underworld…

 

Presented by Crick Crack Club
by Pandvani108
Performance storytelling by Ben Haggarty, Emily Hennessey & Mikael Obérg

Music by Sheema Mukherjee & Jonah Brody

 

Take a trip to the underworld…

Walk into the fire…

And don’t look back….

The stage is set for a high voltage mythological mash-up!

Combining performance storytelling, music and song, Pandvani108 turn on the epic jukebox to bring us a wild night of unbowdlerised global myth and epic, in untamed short form style. Gods, monsters, giants, warriors & divas from Greece, Ireland, the Scandinavian North, the Indian heat and far beyond, are all hauled centre stage.

Far from sedate spoken word, this is a brash & exuberant cinema of the imagination, inspired by a 3,000 year old epic singing tradition and with more deities than you can shake a stick at. Encounter the Short Myth Massive – live and irresistibly direct!

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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.