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February 2019

Cracking On! Story Circle

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 experience looking to try a new story or way of telling. There is no cost to attend, other than telling a short story! The session…

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March 2019

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

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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 The Embers Collective, a storytelling and music group in London. Tickets on the door - £8 (regular rate), £5 (concessions)

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April 2019

Open Night: New Light, New Life

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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 love to hear it! If you would like to have a go at telling for the first time, this is a wonderful and friendly place…

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May 2019

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

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 them - as a source of reflection and exploration of identity. We will also look at how it is possible to communicate with story, when…

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Gauri Raje: Badlands – Untold Stories from Central India

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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 Central India where there is thirst, but also courage, wit, humour and music! Tickets on the door - £8 regular rate (£6 hardship rate or…

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Gauri Raje: Tales of Exile and Sanctuary

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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