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September 2019

Kerima Mohideen: If The Trees Could Speak

6th September, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

To Dream The Impossible Dream

4th October, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corner House, 317 Heaton Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QD
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Chris Bostock speaks in stories. From Thor’s trails in the land of the Giants to Perseus pursuing his lofty goals -  from Percival’s pursuit of the Holy Grail to Coyote’s search in the land of the Dead, there are hero’s reaching out to fulfil their dreams. What were they and what are we seeking? - this is our quest. The writer Joseph Campbell wrote :  Heros venture forth from the world of our common day into the regions of supernatural…

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November 2019

Open Night – Span The World With Stories

1st November, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Star and Shadow, Warwick Street NE2 1BB + Google Map

Come with a story or come to listen, share what ever it is that brings us together. Open to all with Voices from the floor. £6 on the door

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December 2019

Maja Bumberak with Martin Manasse: Tales of Truthful Enchantment

6th December, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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In Hungary they say there is a place, where butter and cream cheese grow on trees… True or false?  Come and find out when you join us for an evening with Maja and Martin. First we take a journey to the world of tales born in the Carpathian Basin, where you can meet the shepherd who always told the truth, and discover that Hungarians and English have things in common… In the second part of the evening Maja will introduce us to…

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January 2020

Open Night – New Year Good Cheer

January 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom
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Welcome in the new year with us, don't let old acquaintance be forgot, come and share stories old and new! £6 for all

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Cracking On Story Circle

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For the next Cracking On session we will be trying something a little different....we will have one main story to listen to, explore and discuss. Come and hear Malcolm's tale and join the conversation! You never know where it might lead or what other stories it may spark. If you are keen to practice a story too, there will also be a chance for a few other short stories. Free to attend and hosted in a lovely living room in…

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February 2020

Malcolm and Joshua Green: Gone Cuckoo

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wylam Institute, Church Road
Wylam, NE41 8AP
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Part of Wylam Winter Tales Festival For millennia, the cuckoo’s call has inspired songs, stories and poems. Does he bring the spring? Does he tell our fortunes ? Was he the shapeshifter that became a hawk? Now the voice of the cuckoo is fading. Where has he gone ? www.wylamwintertales.org.uk

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Malcolm Green: The Owl’s Gaze

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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Charting the course from Dr.Crofton’s parasitic worms to a tree that talks and the unsettling gaze of an owl Malcolm will guide us on a quest from science to story. Through encounters and surprising tales, we will scratch the veneer of our separate lives and dare to edge a little closer to that more-than-human world.

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March 2020

Sef Townsend: Tales of the Levant

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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For thousands of years the Levant has been a place of the crossing of cultures. Muslim, Jew, Christian and Druze, or the ever inscrutable Samaritan have shared stories here. At campfires, or in the many fabled caravanserai, from Jerusalem to Baghdad, or from Aqaba to Damascus travellers, pilgrims, merchants and soldiers have come together to bring, share and tell each other’s stories which have survived for generations. Sef brings a veritable caravan of stories gathered from his many years of visiting these…

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Cracking On Story Circle

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Following on from a successful story circle in January, we will again have one main story to listen to, explore and discuss. Come and hear the tale and join the conversation! You never know where it might lead or what other stories it may spark. If you are keen to practice a story too, there will also be a chance for a few other short stories. Free to attend and hosted in a lovely living room in Jesmond…RSVP to Chris…

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April 2020

***CANCELLED***Local Voices – Emergence

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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We are so sorry that we have had to cancel an event for the first time ever! With the coming of spring comes new voices and fresh stories emerge...join us for an evening of local talented storytellers Ben Holden , Gill Davison  and Greg McCormick with music from Katherine Zesserson. Tickets on the door £8 (£6 hardship rate, £10 philanthropist rate)

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ABC Virtual Night

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online!

You may have thought we were making history with the first cancelled A Bit Crack night in 30 years but arising from the ashes is the first A Bit Crack Virtual Night! Thanks to Emma for first suggesting it and Ben and Gill for helping us along, we can happily announce that Friday 3rd April is back! Join us on Zoom to hear a few stories we have thrown into an online melting pot. Full details have been sent in…

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