A Bit Crack is a group of four storytellers, passionate about stories, storytelling and the Oral Tradition.

As experienced professionals we work individually and collectively to promote storytelling as an art form. Together we have worked on many community-based projects in a variety of venues from the city to the moors of Northumberland. We frequently work with other artists and with people from different fields including musicians, visual artists, archaeologists, filmmakers, youth workers and dancers.

We provide training, support and advice to organisations, festivals and aspiring storytellers. We work on self-initiated projects and are also employed by others. In this context we have worked with the National Health Service, Groundwork Trust, Northumberland National Parks Authority, Great North Forest, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Sustrans, AONB’s (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and The National Trust.

Contact us. Great things begin with a conversation.

Chris Bostock

Chris Bostock

Claire Randles

Claire Randles

Malcolm Green

Malcolm Green

Pat Renton

Pat Renton

Comments from some of our recent events held on Zoom.

"Thank you for this opportunity to listen to these magnificent stories!! ❤️"

"beautiful stories expertly woven, Thank you."

"That was wonderful, exactly what I needed after a stressful week of work! :)"

"A symphonic poem - thank you"

"My complaint is only that I won’t be able to participate in person, without zoom. Tonight was an Arabian nights experience."

"it has the effect of confusing me and losing my bearings. Thank you for the parables and depth of teaching."

"Thank you Virgine ! I love how you tell and stay with yourself. It makes the stories so hearable."

"that was completely transporting."