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, Claire Randles 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.

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Upcoming events

Cracking On Story Sharing.

Online via Zoom,

This month we are excited to welcome Heather and Nerrisa to share stories that interest and inspire them.

It's free to join in, but you do need to reserve a place and get a zoom code.
Contact Malcom via our contact form  Before January 18th please.

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24 January 2022 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

News of The Day – Jo Blake.

The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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£8.00

What is going on in the world? How did we get here? Where are we going? Can we do anything about it? Jo Blake does not have the answers to these questions...

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04 February 2022 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

WOLF GIRL: WITH DAIVA IVANAUSKAITĖ.

Wylam Institute, Church Road
Wylam, NE41 8AP
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£10.00

It is fitting that the final event of Wylam Winter Tales 2022 is a storytelling. Tonight’s performance has a wonderful international flavour to while away an early Sunday evening in the company of Lithuanian/Scottish Storyteller Daiva Ivanauskaitė. Suitable for all the family Daiva will bring the captivating and exciting story of The Wolf Girl.

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06 February 2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

‘Travelling Together’ with Amy Douglas

The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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£8.00

The unusual friendship between a Shropshire teenager and a Scots Traveller. Amy shares reminiscences of learning to drive, making pegs, drinking special brew and coping with sleep deprivation alongside an ever-present flow of story, song and history.

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04 March 2022 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“The Gods Are All Here” Phil Okwendy

The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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£8.00

When clearing his mother’s house, storyteller Phil Okwedy made an astonishing discovery of a series of love letters from his father to his mother... Charting the time of life when children are said to view their parents as gods, Phil considers if his parents were, in fact, the gods he had believed them to be…

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01 April 2022 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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On a wet December Saturday a group of asylum seekers and volunteers from the conversation class in Newcastle made their intrepid way to Burnlaw in Northumberland for a day out in the countryside.
It was a delightful day from beginning to end.
We sang, shared food, walked through squelchy mud, listened to stories, made wreaths and gathered in the dark around the fire to celebrate being together and sharing such a lovely day.
It felt very heart warming and hope we can do it again in the summer.
Cheers pat x

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February 1, 2022, 7.30–8.30pm
Join Hawthorn Press for the online zoom launch of their latest book: Storytelling for Nature Connection. Environment, Community and Story based learning. Edited by Gersie Charlene Collison Buck Schieffelin Jon Cree Anthony Nanson
They have drawn together a diverse panel to join the editors to discuss why story-work matters in nature connection and why it’s important now. A lively program will also include storytelling and a Q&A.
Guests include: Lisa Schneidau – ecologist, storyteller and writer. Dr Alan Kellas – Green Care Lead, Royal College of Psychiatrists. Robin Webster – Advocacy and Communications at Climate Outre.
Please register to attend at www.hawthornpress.com

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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.