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

Giles Abbott: Tongues of Flame

Giles Abbott: Tongues of Flame

Mar 6, 2014 | No Comments

Friday 6th March, 7.30pm
Chillingham Arms, Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne

The Life of Richard Francis Burton (1821 – 1890)
A new story By Giles Abbott
Amongst venerated British explorers such as Scott, Livingstone and Stanley, the no less figure of …

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Emily Hennessey: Loki

Emily Hennessey: Loki

Apr 3, 2014 | No Comments

Friday 3rd April, 7.30pm
Chillingham Arms, Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne

Scandalous god, shape-shifter, wheeler-dealer, seducer and assassin… you can’t live with him, and the world can’t exist without him.

In the dark North where Gods and Giants hammer the world …

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The Devil’s Violin: The Forbidden Door

The Devil’s Violin: The Forbidden Door

May 2, 2014 | No Comments

2nd May 2015

Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

Starts: 4:00 pm

Tickets: 0191 443 4661

 http://www.sagegateshead.com

What would you sacrifice for the one you love?

Welcome to a cinema of the mind!- with …

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Where The Bear Sleeps

Where The Bear Sleeps

May 13, 2014 | No Comments

Wednesday 13 May, 8pm

Presented by The Crick Crack Club

Grown-up fairytales at Northern Stage.

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear
NE1 7RH -

In 2000, Nick Hennessy entered the world championship of epic-singing in Espoo …

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Film from our Land Journey 2014

As the winter draws in and our toes feel the cold, bathe in the warmth of our journey in June. Many thanks to filmmaker Christo Wallers for his ever fantastic work and to all the walkers who agreed to take part and who became such wonderful advocates for the project. We couldn’t have dreamed of a better bunch of folk!

 

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Northumberland Folk Tales

9780752489988Malcolm launched his new book Northumberland Folk Tales at the end of November in the Priory Hall of Hexham Abbey. The book is full of tales which reflect the wild and secret character of Northumberland, featuring magical characters such as the Netherwitton worm who guards a secret well and the Hedley Kow that plays audacious tricks on humans. Accompanying these, there is the sound of human feet; saints seek refuge, ancient kings fight for land and salvation, and border folk pit themselves against one another with both wit and sword. Illustrated with thirty beautiful and evocative drawings by Rachel Edwards, this panoply of characters, together with ghosts, witches and the land itself, is brought to life by Malcolm.

Available now from all good booksellers or direct from The History Press, Malcolm will also have copies available for a reduced price at our storytelling evening at the Star and Shadow Cinema on Friday the 5th of November.