Summer Love Open Night

Posted on Jul 10, 2018

Last week we had a fabulous open night at the monthly A Bit Crack storytelling evening. Themed ‘Summer Love’, we heard a fabulous collection of stories from a local Northumberland folk tale to stories from Canada, Japan and worlds beyond! …

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A Story Sharing Evening

Posted on May 25, 2018

We held a story sharing evening in May round us discussing the cultural ownership of stories and what we learn from the stories we tell. Stories are truly air plants, that grow with their telling. We visited a Carpenter’s last …

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BLOG 2018

Posted on May 2, 2018

New Beginnings – We’ve started to review how we develop A Bit Crack Storytelling and are gathering bright minds to steer us into the future.

Soup has been shared, tea has been drunk, dreams are being dreamed. Do come and …

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Posted on Jan 12, 2015

Day One: Beltingham to Burnlaw
written at Staward Peel

Yew sheathed in dragon scales
Hazel in smoke.

Each stile a new conversation,

Listening to the silence,
I hear so much

Mingling people gather for breakfast
Soft sunshine through trees

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Exciting Excavations

Posted on Aug 10, 2014

Schoolboys strike gold as they unearth 4,300-year-old gold hair ornament
Kirkhaugh dig hailed a success

A group of Alston schoolboys have struck gold, unearthing one of the most significant recent archaeological finds in the UK.
The boys, aged from …

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Images of our walk June 2014

Posted on Aug 3, 2014

Over eight days of travel in June 2014 we took it in turns to document our progression as fellow pilgrims. These images give an insight into the bonds that were formed and the experience that we shared.

IMGP6888_IJFRFirst evening fire

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Hunting the Kings Forest

Posted on May 13, 2014

Chris with Class 3 from Castle Carrock School May 2014

While others have a tree, stones or even a mound in the ground to focus on, I’ve got a Valley and it’s a wet one too. At any rate on …

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Mounds, Metalwork and Mysteries

Posted on May 1, 2014

Burial mound at KirkhaughThe journey to meet Miss Pullen and Paul Frodsham, for the site visit, was also eventful, but the real challenge was the site itself.

The day was absolutely stunning, blue sky, Spring air and sunlight, sunlight, sunlight.

The Kirkhaugh Carins …

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Posted on Apr 12, 2014


Friday 14th March 2014
The Road sign that announces that you have arrived at Castle ( long gone unfortunately) Carrock clearly says Please Dance. This is a trick because the locals clearly also want you to sing, smile and …

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Stormy Beginnings

Posted on Apr 10, 2014

TOTFN photo on the way to Alston for 1st mting with teacher
on the way to Alston

All of the journeys to the site and the school in Alston have been, without exception, special.

The first journey was to meet the teacher, Miss Pullen, who I would be working with. There were …

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