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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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November 2018

Open Night: November, November, A Night to Remember

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

With Storytellers Various Friday 2nd November, 7:30pm  Cobalt Studio 10-16 Boyd St Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE2 1AP What better way to celebrate the mysteries of Autumn than sharing stories, songs, a joke or a poem with friendly folk? If you’ve never told a story before or if you have this is a great place to start – the only condition is that you don’t read anything. And if you don’t want to tell anything, just come and…

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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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January 2019

‘New Beginnings’ Open Night

January 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom

Join us to welcome in the new year, our first storytelling night of the year will be to celebrate all of your stories. Whether it's a personal anecdote or an ancient tale, a story of deep wisdom or profound foolishness, come along for a cosy evening of stories, the best antidote to a cold winter's night. All welcome whether you are here to listen or to tell... £5  

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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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