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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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 ConcessionsFind out more »
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…Find out more »
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)Find out more »
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)Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Under The Greenwood Tree: Chris Bostock, Malcolm Green and Martin Manasse with music from The Storytellers Street Band.
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.