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January 2022

Stories for A Bright New Dawn

January 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
£8.00

Dreams of past days merge with the hopes and ambitions we have for the future, in stories from near and far - some being told for the first time.
Join us for a evening celebrating the dawn of a New Year with local voices including Richard Birmingham, Lara Gow and Sara Parker Fuller as well as stories from the floor- which could mean you.

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Cracking On Story Sharing.

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

This month we are excited to welcome Heather and Nerrisa to share stories that interest and inspire them.

It's free to join in, but you do need to reserve a place and get a zoom code.
Contact Malcom via our contact form  Before January 18th please.

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February 2022

POSTPONED: – Jo Blake. (but we’ll still share stories tomorrow)

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
£8.00

Jo Blake is not able to be with us tomorrow evening, but we will still be telling and listening live tomorrow, same time, same place, with local tellers and friends. Hope to see you there.
As it is local tellers and a last minute change, we will not be zooming this event.

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WOLF GIRL: WITH DAIVA IVANAUSKAITĖ.

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wylam Institute, Church Road
Wylam, NE41 8AP
£10.00

It is fitting that the final event of Wylam Winter Tales 2022 is a storytelling. Tonight’s performance has a wonderful international flavour to while away an early Sunday evening in the company of Lithuanian/Scottish Storyteller Daiva Ivanauskaitė. Suitable for all the family Daiva will bring the captivating and exciting story of The Wolf Girl.

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The Epic of Sigurd, and Fafnir the Dragon from Jason Buck

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Punchbowl Inn Jesmond Newcastle, United Kingdom
£7.50

Jason Buck, a new storyteller to us has been in touch. He's going to be telling this epic locally and invites you to join him.

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March 2022

‘Travelling Together’ with Amy Douglas

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
£8.00

The unusual friendship between a Shropshire teenager and a Scots Traveller. Amy shares reminiscences of learning to drive, making pegs, drinking special brew and coping with sleep deprivation alongside an ever-present flow of story, song and history.
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April 2022

Blossom Falls: Nick Hennessey

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
£8.00

Sadly, Phil Okwendy is unable to be with us on Friday. Instead, we have the Amazing Nick Henessey, with armfuls of stories and songs and music to share.

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May 2022

Afro-Celt Stories of Magic and Mayhem with Mara Menzies

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL

Join award-winning performance storyteller Mara Menzies as she takes us on a journey across time and space sharing some of her favourite stories drawn from her rich dual Kenyan/Scottish cultural heritage. Mara has thrilled audiences in 27 countries around the world and is delighted at the chance to bring her dynamic, colourful storytelling style to Newcastle and especially to A Bit Crack. 

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June 2022

Tales on a Summer Night

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
£8.00

Join us for a for a evening of stories from Chris Bostock,  and Sara Parker-Fuller with music from the Little Big Blue Band.
Run with the black fox and the three hunters, dive with a fisherman and a seal, ride with a more of power and shudder at the story of the Lindworm.

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July 2022

Stories for ‘Interesting Times’ with Anthony Nanson

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL

We live in ‘interesting times’. We might prefer otherwise, but here we are. How can stories help? Let’s take a tour of some other times and places in search of stories that inspire hope – and not only hope but the thing that makes hope possible: kindness.

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Chris Bostock: The Storyteller

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

As part of  Exhibition Park Cafe's summer season Chris will be lighting up the bandstand with free storytelling sessions.

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August 2022

The Golden Apples of the Sun

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Open to all comers to share your wonder, wisdom or wealth of knowledge through stories. Celebrate summer and your dreams in this ever changing world.

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