Malcolm reflects on “Stories for a Bright New Dawn”.

What a treat these open evenings are, with their informality and spontaneity. A group of 20 or so
people, sitting in a circle sharing stories. Moving with ease between folktales, adventures, flights of
imagination and slices of people’s lives.
Tellers …

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Sara Parker-Fuller reflects on “Wandering About The Edge”

Nick Hennessey came to the Chillingham Arms in December to offer up a unique story telling. Whilst our bodies sat in the upstairs room we were transported to the Cheshire village of Alderley Edge where Nick grew up.

Imagine a
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Chris Bostock reflects on “Under the Greenwood Tree”

….and with one mighty leap of faith we were back. Oh, frabjous day! Yes – live once more, happy and delighted since we’ve only been to keep in touch via zoom for the last few months. We’ve been thrilled to …

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Stories of Hope; Reflections by Emma Bowers

What is hope? Chris took us in search of wisdom to help us find out. We realised by the end of the story that the stillness and quiet that has been imposed on us by the Lockdown might make us …

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Reflections at Midnight, by Jane Young

At Midnight when asked by Chris Bostock to “Blog Reflect” on last evening’s (May 1st) Storytelling –I immediately recalled, in a sort of, your whole life flashing in front of you moment, all that A Bit Crack has taken me …

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The Owl’s Gaze – Reflections from Richard

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 …

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Let a New Story Begin…

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 …

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‘Stories are the way Nature teaches…’

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 …

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To Dream The Impossible Dream – A review by Mark Benjamin

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
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