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.

Upcoming events

Cracking On Story Circle

For the next Cracking On session we will be trying something a little different....we will have one main story to listen to, explore and discuss. Come and hear Malcolm's tale and join the conversation! You never know where it might lead or what other stories it may spark. If you are keen to practice a […]

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30 January 2020

Malcolm and Joshua Green: Gone Cuckoo

Wylam Institute, Church Road
Wylam, NE41 8AP
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Part of Wylam Winter Tales Festival For millennia, the cuckoo’s call has inspired songs, stories and poems. Does he bring the spring? Does he tell our fortunes ? Was he the shapeshifter that became a hawk? Now the voice of the cuckoo is fading. Where has he gone ? www.wylamwintertales.org.uk

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02 February 2020

Malcolm Green: The Owl’s Gaze

The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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Charting the course from Dr.Crofton’s parasitic worms to a tree that talks and the unsettling gaze of an owl Malcolm will guide us on a quest from science to story. Through encounters and surprising tales, we will scratch the veneer of our separate lives and dare to edge a little closer to that more-than-human world.

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07 February 2020

Sef Townsend: Tales of the Levant

The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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For thousands of years the Levant has been a place of the crossing of cultures. Muslim, Jew, Christian and Druze, or the ever inscrutable Samaritan have shared stories here. At campfires, or in the many fabled caravanserai, from Jerusalem to Baghdad, or from Aqaba to Damascus travellers, pilgrims, merchants and soldiers have come together to bring, […]

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06 March 2020

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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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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.