Talking To Strangers – Martin’s Reflections

17 February 2021Blog

Dan Yashinsky at “A Bit Crack” on Zoom, 5 February 2021. Definitely one to remember!

I have known “A Bit Crack Storytellers” for over 26 years and the meetings, live or, more recently, on Zoom have always been places where …

Tales from the Odyssey – reflections from Jill

13 December 2020Blog

As ever the Friday night monthly extravaganza from Bit Crack gave us a rollicking adventure expertly guided by Alexander Mackenzie.

Christine shared her fantastic flute which looked like it had been fashioned by a Hobbit for Middle earth. And what …

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 …

Exciting Excavations

10 August 2014Tales of the Forgotten North: Blog 4,109 Comments

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-28645612

Schoolboys strike gold as they unearth 4,300-year-old gold hair ornament
Kirkhaugh dig hailed a success

A group of Alston schoolboys have struck gold, unearthing one of the most significant recent archaeological finds in the UK.
The boys, aged from …

BLOG 2018

2 May 2018Blog

New Beginnings – We’ve started to review how we develop A Bit Crack Storytelling and are gathering bright minds to steer us into the future.

Soup has been shared, tea has been drunk, dreams are being dreamed. Do come and …

A Story Sharing Evening

25 May 2018Blog

We held a story sharing evening in May round us discussing the cultural ownership of stories and what we learn from the stories we tell. Stories are truly air plants, that grow with their telling. We visited a Carpenter’s last …