Cracking On! Story Circle

An evening of sharing stories...'Cracking On' is for anyone interested in telling a story in a relaxed informal environment with the chance to discuss the stories and receive feedback (if you wish!). Anyone interested in telling stories is welcome, whether you are a first time teller looking for a supportive space or someone with more […]

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20 February 2019

Sarah Liisa Wilkinson : The Girl, the Snake Witch, and the Grinning Castle

The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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Sarah Liisa Wilkinson tells a fairy tale from Finland – that travels from lake to sea, to the middle of the forest, and right into the fiery heat of the sauna… Sarah Liisa Wilkinson is an English-Finnish storyteller, who delights audiences with her always engaging, energetic and playful performance style. She is a member of […]

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01 March 2019

Open Night: New Light, New Life

The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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New light, new life - share stories to make us dance with the ducklings! Join us as we step into lighter days and celebrate new life. Our open nights are for anyone (including you!) to share a story, song or poem. Whether it's a traditional story, an anecdote or of your own creation we would […]

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05 April 2019

Workshop: Self and Other, Using Stories to Work with Migrant Peoples

Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom
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In this workshop participants will explore, in a practical way, how stories and storytelling can be used in work with migrant peoples, whether it is asylum-seekers, refugees or long-term migrants. In particular, we will look at how storytelling can be used as a vehicle to help people relate to one another, themselves and the world around […]

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03 May 2019

Gauri Raje: Badlands – Untold Stories from Central India

The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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We know the exotic, colourful and spiritual India - a land of rivers, festivals, gods, dances and lush green fields. But what about the rest? Gauri Raje went on a journey to her ancestors' region, and found badlands; both in her father's and mother's lineage. Her stories come from outlying sections of society in Western and […]

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03 May 2019

Gauri Raje: Tales of Exile and Sanctuary

Burnlaw, Burnlaw Centre
Whitfield, NE47 8HF
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'Tales of Exile and Sanctuary' is a tapestry of stories from around the world exploring the human questions of exile and refuge.  Some of the questions it asks are: What are the exiles we carry? What are the exiles that stories make familiar? What is the beauty and horrors of sanctuary? And what is nourished through sanctuary?

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04 May 2019

Into The Blue

with Storytellers from A Bit Crack Storytelling Friday 6th of May, 7.30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP  INTO THE BLUE A quartet of quipsters bring you stories for a new beginning. The voices of A Bit Crack  will tell legends, old and new, of creation and transformation as we celebrate […]

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06 May 2016

The Magician’s Apprentice

With Sally Pomme Clayton Friday 3rd of June, 7.30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP  What happens when magic goes wrong? Performance storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton rummages through hats and rabbits, smoke and mirrors, wands and tarot cards, searching for spells. She conjures powerful female magicians from fragments […]

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03 June 2016

Rites of passage re-written…

With Catherine Heinemeyer Friday 2nd September, 7.30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP  Suitable for 13+ (young people very welcome) I have been in a foreign country these last three years, though I have rarely wandered far from home.  It’s a country I remember, but it has changed: adolescence. […]

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02 September 2016

ATLANTA

      With Ben Haggarty Friday 4th November, 7.30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP  A retelling of the myth of Atalanta – a fierce tale of a remarkable virgin hunter and devotee of Artemis who sure as hell doesn’t want to have anything to do with men... […]

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04 November 2016

The Howken Field

With Nick Hennessey Friday 3rd February, 7:30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP  "Beneath the low sky there is a field. At its edge two ravens speak of families and feuds, of those that have fallen and of those yet to be born into the world of the hollow wind. […]

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03 February 2017

The Sunlight of the Gods

With Chris Bostock Friday 3rd March, 7:30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP  Tales from the Norse mythology   Join us on a great saga. Holiday with us in the far North. Hear something of the ancient eddas, the poems that carry the stories of the Norse Gods and […]

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03 March 2017

Iron Age, Iron Horse

With Pascale Konyn & Chris Jones 25th March 2017  1pm  -  4pm Elsdon Village Hall Elsdon Northumberland NE19 1AA  Join us in Elsdon, one of the most historic villages of Northumberland National Park for an afternoon to stir your imagination and spark your creativity..... Chris Jones, Historic Environment Officer for Northumberland National Park, will begin […]

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25 March 2017

Love In The Shadows

With Sally Pomme Clayton Friday 7th April, 7:30pm Chillingham Arms Chillingham Road Heaton Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE6 5XN   Dust off  your heart, dance with the devil. Kiss in the dark, a romantic revel. Under the stars, abandon your woes, Venus in furs, love in the shadows! Love in the Shadows is sheer, […]

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07 April 2017

The Moon’s Two Wives and other tales for dark times

With Helen East & Rick Wilson Friday 5th May, 7:30pm Chillingham Arms Chillingham Road Heaton Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE6 5XN Please Note Change Of Venue Storyteller Helen East and percussionist Rick Wilson, major figures in the storytelling revival, create a dynamic combination of words, rhythm, movement and music. Narrative meanders in and out […]

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05 May 2017

Gone Cuckoo

 With Joshua & Malcolm Green Friday 2nd June, 7:30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP Stories and Songs of a Secret Messenger It’s shortly after dawn at RAF Fyingdales on the North York Moors and a male cuckoo soon to be named Vigilamus is having a 4.5 gm transmitter […]

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02 June 2017