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.

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Comments on show at Star and Shadow November 2nd 2013

“It evoked wonderfully the time of the Sacred Hill of the goats and made us want to go straight there soon…amazing”   Sheridan and Lennie

“The archaeologist has become more of a storyteller and the storyteller is understanding the place and the people more intensely. Thank you for a wonderful evening.”   JT

“We had a wonderful time listening to you. The fact and fiction and th fiction were both so engaging. What a wonderful project.”

“Wonderful stories in a lovely place. Many thanks”   Josh

“How wonderful to see our dreams take flight.”   Steve and Emma

“I really wanted to shout, AND WHAT HAPPENED TO ANU?”

“Such great stories – Beautifully put together and to told. I really liked the context being presented first – well done. I look forward to the next batch.”

“It was, as ever, a lovely experience to listen to your beautiful stories and guide us in how to love our landscapes and appreciate the real depth of these places. Thank you so much.”   Milly (Barnard Castle)