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

Nick Hennessey is “In and Among: Wandering about The Edge.”

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

Telling stories about the Cheshire village of his childhood, Alderley Edge, Nick will share histories, geographies and memories that circle slowly inwards to the hill that holds a secret. This is a journey into the mind of a place and a place of the mind.

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03 December 2021 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Resilience and Wonder, getting lost and found in Story.

Online!,
£15 – £35

An exploration of myth, storytelling and the environmental crisis with storytellers, Hugh Lupton, Jo Blake, Malcolm Green, Xanthe Gresham

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05 December 2021 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Stories for A Bright New Dawn

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

Dreams of past days merge with the hopes and ambitions we have for the future, in stories from near and far - some being told for the first time.
Join us for a evening celebrating the dawn of a New Year with local voices including Richard Birmingham, Lara Gow and Sara Parker Fuller as well as stories from the floor- which could mean you.

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

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 3rd please.

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24 January 2022 24th January, 2022 - 24th February, 2022

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There’s storytelling galore with Chris Bostock at Seaton Delaval Hall   with a haunting visit on Sunday 31 October celebrating Halloween

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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.