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The Owl’s Gaze – Reflections from Richard

21st February, 2020By Claire RandlesBlog

The Owl’s Gaze was a remarkable and, for me, important storytelling experience. It was a story of Malcolm’s life and of his developing thinking – the stories we heard both informed those changes and represented them.

The gaze of the …

Let a New Story Begin…

31st December, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog

Here we are, A Bit Crack and friends gathered around searching for new stories.

It was a game, a bit of fun but it got me thinking; we couldn’t change what was in front of us in the newspapers but …

‘Stories are the way Nature teaches…’

12th December, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog

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 …

Politics and Indian Storytelling

10th September, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog

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

15th August, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog

Local Voices; An Evening of Delight

14th July, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog
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

14th July, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog

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?

2nd June, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog

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 …

Price Restructure April 2019

15th March, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog

Having kept our current prices for as long as we can remember, it is now time to make some changes to the cost of our evenings. This has taken much thought and debate and we continue to be committed to …