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

Sarah Liisa Wilkinson : The Girl, the Snake Witch, and the Grinning Castle

The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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Sarah Liisa Wilkinson tells a fairy tale from Finland – that travels from lake to sea, to the middle of the forest, and right into the fiery heat of the sauna… Sarah Liisa Wilkinson is an English-Finnish storyteller, who delights audiences with her always engaging, energetic and playful performance style. She is a member of […]

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01 March 2019

Open Night: New Light, New Life

The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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New light, new life - share stories to make us dance with the ducklings! Join us as we step into lighter days and celebrate new life. Our open nights are for anyone (including you!) to share a story, song or poem. Whether it's a traditional story, an anecdote or of your own creation we would […]

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05 April 2019

Workshop: Self and Other, Using Stories to Work with Migrant Peoples

Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom
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In this workshop participants will explore, in a practical way, how stories and storytelling can be used in work with migrant peoples, whether it is asylum-seekers, refugees or long-term migrants. In particular, we will look at how storytelling can be used as a vehicle to help people relate to one another, themselves and the world around […]

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03 May 2019

Gauri Raje: Badlands – Untold Stories from Central India

The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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We know the exotic, colourful and spiritual India - a land of rivers, festivals, gods, dances and lush green fields. But what about the rest? Gauri Raje went on a journey to her ancestors' region, and found badlands; both in her father's and mother's lineage. Her stories come from outlying sections of society in Western and […]

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03 May 2019

Gauri Raje: Tales of Exile and Sanctuary

Burnlaw, Burnlaw Centre
Whitfield, NE47 8HF
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'Tales of Exile and Sanctuary' is a tapestry of stories from around the world exploring the human questions of exile and refuge.  Some of the questions it asks are: What are the exiles we carry? What are the exiles that stories make familiar? What is the beauty and horrors of sanctuary? And what is nourished through sanctuary?

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04 May 2019

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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.