Awakenings – Chris Reflects…

9 November 2020Blog

Can you be a passive listener?

We can overhear tittle tattle, pick up snippets of conversation from passing strangers gaily hands free chatting believing that no else knows they can be heard. We mishear instructions when our mind is on …

Stepping Out – Malcolm’s Reflections

7 September 2020Blog

This evening of stories from Chris and Ivanir was full of charm and depth. There was strong theme of men being trapped in their desire to control women and the various women’s response to this. In essence, however, the stories …

Campfire Evenings….

14 August 2020Blog

The most memorable summer evenings are usually campfire evenings. From campfires on the beach with foil wrapped parcels of sweet potato nestled in the embers to the festival campfires surrounded by friends old and new, a bottle of whisky being …

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 …

Stories of Hope; Reflections by EMma Bowers

19 May 2020Blog

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 …

Reflections at Midnight, by Jane Young

3 May 2020Blog

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 …

The Owl’s Gaze – Reflections from Richard

21 February 2020Blog

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 …