Author: A Bit Crack

‘Stories are the way Nature teaches…’

12 December 2019Blog

Reflections on ‘Tales of Truthful Enchantment’ written by Steve

“A moment in a story in Maja’s set, before the break, became for me a motif running through Martin’s tales-within-tales in the second half. A retired railway worker covets a gold …

To Dream The Impossible Dream – A review by Mark Benjamin

6 October 2019Blog
Inviting us to follow Don Quixote, in spirit if not in deeds, Chris set the scene for our journey into the dreamtime with his usual panache, declaiming the Don’s manifesto before moving seamlessly into the story of his early life

Politics and Indian Storytelling

10 September 2019Blog

Kerima Mohideen performed an evening of storytelling with the title: If Trees Could Speak. What was striking about it was its weaving of contemporary politics with myth, story and her own experiences.

In the first half we heard a story …

Sharing Stories On A Summers Night

15 August 2019Blog

Local Voices; An Evening of Delight

14 July 2019Blog
Three local tellers and a musician came together and gave us an evening of absolute delight.
From tales of cowboys to the struggle of the miners ,to shape shifting and wonder seemingly incongruous but linked together seamlessly  because each story

Carried Away in Story

14 July 2019Blog

Back at the Cobalt after having to host our events at other venues, feels like a homecoming. I do like the way that the building tucked away as it is, is still no distance from the city centre. It’s an …

If Not now, When?

2 June 2019Blog

As we drift into an unprecedented crisis for our beautiful planet earth with climate change, mass extinctions and threats to the very survival of humanity, what role is there for the storyteller?

It is on the agenda for sure with …

Beneath The Waves: Reflections from Ben Holden

18 July 2020Blog

Meeting on Zoom with about sixty other people to listen to old folk tales isn’t everyone’s idea of how to spend a Friday night, but it sounds pretty good to me.

I’ve never met most of the folk that gathered …

Thoughts from Una, Gwen and Holly

15 June 2020Blog

Thoughts after The Good, the Bad and the Uglier
Stories from Emily Hennessey and music from John Dipper on June 5th 2020

 

Reflections from Una, aged 9

I was excited by the magical forests and the weird trolls.

I …