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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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February 2020

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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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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January 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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August 2019

If Not Now, When? Open night

2nd August, 2019 @ 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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July 2019

Local Voices: Summer Magic

5th July, 2019 @ 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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June 2019

Malcolm Green: Going Home to Africa

7th June, 2019 @ 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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