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February 2019

Tamar Williams:  Three Around Three/Tri o Bob Try   

February 1 @ 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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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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Cracking On! Story Circle

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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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May 2019

Gauri Raje: Tales of Exile and Sanctuary

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burnlaw, Burnlaw Centre
Whitfield, NE47 8HF
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An evening with master storyteller, Gauri Raje ‘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 is our relationship with the outsider? How do we make friends with the exiled through stories? Within this, Gauri questions the beauty and horrors of exile and what can be nourished through sanctuary. ******************************** This is an evening for 12 yrs + £8/6…

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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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June 2019

Malcolm Green: Going Home to Africa

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom
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From Bath to Bafut and back...It all started with a sunbird on a triangular stamp - the pull to Africa. But then, perhaps the ancestral genes directed the flight to that sensuous, sprawling city - terror in every fibre of my body. Through a pieced together tale of faded memory and folktale, Malcolm tells of longing, of homecoming and the journey to story. Tickets on the door – £8 regular rate (£6 hardship rate or £10 philanthropist rate)

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July 2019

Local Voices: Summer Magic

July 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom
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Stories of the light and the dark from an exciting group of  local storytellers, fresh on the scene: including Penny Grennan, Richard Birmingham and Greg McCormick, with song and music from Jed Camille. Come and join us for a feast of new talent. Pay on the door £8 regular rate (£6 - £10 other)

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August 2019

If Not Now, When? Open night

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom
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Come and join us for an Open Evening - and share Tales of Wisdom and Wonder to guide us at a time of uncertainty. With climate change bringing such a threat to the survival of our planet, what inspiration can we seek from stories to spur change in our society? Anyone is welcome to come and tell, every is welcome to come and listen. We’re looking for stories whether they ancient or modern, long or short, wonderful or mythical -…

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September 2019

Kerima Mohideen: If The Trees Could Speak

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom
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Tales of Epic struggles in the Dandaka Forest The Ramayana is one of India`s great epic tales and widely known throughout South Asia. However, is this story as it is traditionally told, all there is to tell?  Who were the demons?  What was the war really about?  Where are the women`s voices? The Dandaka Forest in Eastern India is the setting for the Ramayana. Today the Dandaka Forest is again the site of bitter struggle. If the trees could speak,…

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