with Richard Birmingham Friday 2nd March, 7:30pm PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE Corner House Hotel Heaton Road Heaton Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE6 5RP Richard Birmingham, once a fisherman, once a boat builder, once a sailor of the seven seas, now has tales to tell. Tales of courage and fear, of strength and failing, […]
Friday 4th May, 7.30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP "Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ― Henry David Thoreau An adventure through stories, new and old, some […]
With Chris Bostock & Pascale Konyn Friday 1st June, 7:30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP The search for wisdom has led people to travel the world, sailing the seas, climbing mountains or walking in the desert. It's a search that leads some to look into the past […]
With Jake Evans Friday 7th September, 7:30pm PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE Corner House Hotel Heaton Road Heaton Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE6 5RP A vibrant and evocative selection of traditional and true stories from across the high seas with the focal point of Shackleton Endurance Expedition, join us for a night of heroic feats and adventure. Jake […]
An Evening Of Sufi Stories With Chirine El Ansary Friday 7th December, 7:30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP Who knows that a woman, an 8th century poet, is at the source of sufism? Who remembers the 9th century muslim mystic who was executed for declaring that God was […]
A new commission supported by the Gwobr Esyllt Harker Award and premiered at Beyond the Border 2018. A bilingual solo performance piece that interweaves story, song and spoken word, it is a retelling of the first branch of the Mabinogion. Crossing between two worlds, we journey step by step with a woman from the Otherworld, Rhiannon, […]
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 […]
Cracking on sessions present an opportunity for a group of people to explore what a story means to them in discussion with others. The sessions are designed to be informal and relaxed. There are usually between 6 and 16 people at a session, so places are limited so contact us for a place and the zoom code.
Join us as we cross the portal into the earthy world, where the stories are grown from rich, deep, dark humus, nourished by the silence of recent months. We will also be crossing that other portal of meeting each other eye to eye and face to face after a long absence.
We look forward to greeting you all.