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March 2019

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

1st March, 2019 @ 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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February 2019

Tamar Williams:  Three Around Three/Tri o Bob Try   

1st February, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corner House, 317 Heaton Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QD

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, as she lives out one life out of many possible ones. £8 (£5 concessions)

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December 2018

I Know Not

7th December, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom

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 within each and every being? Who is Shams El Tabrizi, what is the essence of his relationship to Mawlana Jalal Al Din Rumi? How did…

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October 2018

Standing On The Threshold

5th October, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

With Malcolm Green & Pat Renton   Friday 5th October, 7:30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP An evening of liminal stories betwixt and between one world and another; the light and the dark, the wild and the domestic, the living and the dead , the man and the beast. Join us as we teeter on the edge.   £8 / £5  Concessions

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September 2018

The Depths of the Ocean

7th September, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

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 Evans was first introduced to traditional storytelling shortly before leaving school and a passion for the art form soon developed. After winning the 'Young Storyteller of the Year' award in 2014, Jake has been forging a career…

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June 2018

Searching For The Light

1st June, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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 and some to turn to the future. To find out where this search has taken Chris Bostock   and Pascale Konyn and discover your own…

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May 2018

The Perfect Moment with Sita Brand

4th May, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

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 true, some bold. journey with Sita across Asia and Europe in search of tales of wit and wisdom.   Sita has been telling stories since…

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The Custom of the Sea

2nd May, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

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, of caution and recklessness. Tales of the people who have faced the challenges of the sea. George Pollard set out from Nantucket Island on his…

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February 2018

The Missing Lynx

2nd February, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

with Daniel Allison & Lally O'Keeffe Friday 2nd February, 7:30pm PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE Corner House Hotel  Heaton Road Heaton Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE6 5RP Wolves, bears and lynx once roamed the hills and forests of Britain. Is it time for them to return? Here, we add mythic voice to the debate, telling tales from near and far that illuminate these mysterious hunters, woven together with folk song and the hypnotic sounds of the didgeridoo and hang…

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December 2017

The Hero Light

2nd December, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

        With Dominic Kelly Friday 2nd December, 7.30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP  A Wild epic from Irish Mythology  Ulster and Connaught: two sides of Ireland. In these two places live two best friends: Cú Chulainn and Fráech - the fastest, most fearless and most feared young warriors in Ireland. But Ulster and Connaught really don’t like each other. They don’t like each other at all. And huge forces are…

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The Mardling Acre

1st December, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

With Hugh Lupton     Friday 1st December, 7:30pm Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP We look forward to an evening of stories with Hugh Lupton, one of Britain's leading storytellers...... A solo performance by Hugh Lupton. In Norfolk to ‘mardle’ is to gossip. This is a programme of folk-tales, legends, memories, music and songs from the gossiping acres of East Anglia. In turns funny, frightening, bawdy and playful, it celebrates the folk imagination  of…

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November 2017

Tales from the North Lands

3rd November, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

With Chris Bostock & Malcolm Green Friday 3rd November 7pm PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER STARTING TIME Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP Come and share the stories from the land beneath our feet, that live in the air we share and flow with the running rivers of the north. Revisit the places and meet the dreamers who lived, loved, worked and died on the land we tread and value today. £8 / £5…

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