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November 2021

Under The Greenwood Tree: Chris Bostock, Malcolm Green and Martin Manasse with music from The Storytellers Street Band.

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

Join us as we cross the portal into the earthy world, where the stories are grown from rich, deep, dark humus, nourished by the silence of recent months. We will also be crossing that other portal of meeting each other eye to eye and face to face after a long absence.
We look forward to greeting you all.

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October 2021

Vergine Gulbenkian tells The Old Woman and the Pilgrim

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

The inspiration comes from Markandeya, the pilgrim, and his encounter with Vishnu.
And into that embrace, fall a couple of spacious, timeless wonder tales that have grown in me.

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September 2021

Cracking On Story Sharing.

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Cracking on sessions present an opportunity for a group of people to explore what a story means to them in discussion with others. The sessions are designed to be informal and relaxed. There are usually between 6 and 16 people at a session, so places are limited so contact us for a place and the zoom code.

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Story Medicine for the Madness

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Where does it hurt? Stories can heal, they can also be poison. What stories have been keeping you alive in these extraordinary times? Ashley Ramsden with Brazilian guitarist, Ariel Gragnani with a little laughing gas, a shot of the right stuff in the arm and a provocative tale or two to slip under your tongue.

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August 2021

Ramblings in the Mist – Michael and Wendy Dacre

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

We are proud to present Storytelling royalty in the forms of Michael and Wendy Dacre. Michael and Wendy Dacre have been telling and singing stories for a long time and are fascinated by other worlds and different dimensions. Pressed for a title for the evening, we’ve been thinking… 'The Ever Young' by 'The Rather Old'? Maybe not. 'Rumours of Immortality' perhaps. 'The Fair Folk and Us' maybe. 'Celtic Stories of Timelessness, Other Worlds and Reincarnation'? 'Intimations of Immortality in Timeless…

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July 2021

A Celebration in Stories

July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

A celebration of life and all good things with local voices including Lara Gow, Richard Birmingham, Una Clay Wallers, Emily Hennessey and Pat Renton with Music from Renata Conors. Not that we need any more reasons to celebrate the season, the year, each other or our lack of lockdown, but we still have stories to sustain us and lift our spirits. Join us for a special evening with local voices, so you can eulogise about another evening of rich and…

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June 2021

Stories of Hope with Friends of A Bit Crack

June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Another special evening of mixed voices gathered from across the UK to give us hope and joy through the wonder of glorious stories. Our storytellers are gifting their stories to you without charge and in return we are inviting donations in response to the evening to go to Peace of Mind -  a local charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers. Their funding page with more information is gofund.me/06576cf3. Storytelling is a wonderful exchange of giving and receiving so if you…

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May 2021

The Ostrich Feather and the Dove’s Egg – Laura Simms

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Laura Simms, a pioneering and legendary storyteller from the USA, will weave together a performance of personal stories and myths within the frame of a Tibetan tale about listening.   ‘I am enamoured with the veil between stories, dreams and our lives that seems be growing thinner in these times and summoning us to know we are of the earth and spirit.’  The title of the piece comes from Xsan myth of death and restoration together with a Hindu tale of…

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April 2021

Come Away With the Faeries – Malcolm Green and Mouthful Voices

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Malcolm Green and Mouthful Voices invite you to come away with the faeries. Featuring Faerie Folklore and story telling by Malcolm Green - A Bit Crack, and songs written by Dave Camlin, Sharon Durant and Bex Mather, brought to life by Mouthful Voices Community Choir. We invite you into the mystical world of forests and faeries, of holding tight and fearing not, of border lands and becoming.   Event details are here: https://fb.me/e/2env3sRoz

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The World Tree – Lisa Schneidau

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In a world of magic and miracles, Yggdrasil the ash tree holds all of creation in its roots and branches. Odin the Allfather hangs upside down from the great tree, waiting for wisdom to come. But what happens when the ash tree falls sick? Ash is one of our commonest trees, bringing many gifts: timber, fuel, tools, inspiration and protection. Now ash dieback is on the march through our countryside, and in ten years’ time most of our ash trees…

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March 2021

Crying Like A Fire In The Sun – Hugh Lupton

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Demons and Angels contend in a rich interweaving of Apocryphal and Old Testament tales drawing from Jewish, Islamic and Christian sources. We are delighted to present this fabulous evening with renowned storyteller Hugh Lupton. As always, everyone is welcome to attend our events and there are no set ticket prices. For those of you with the means to pay, we rely on your donations to pay for the cost of putting on the evening, including paying our fabulous guest storytellers…

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February 2021

Talking To Strangers – Dan Yashinsky

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online via Zoom

"In this time of wall-building and border-defending, I keep thinking about what stories - personal and traditional - teach us about how to talk to and welcome strangers.  As we meet in zoomland on February 5, I will bring stories from the Yukon, from Iraq, and from my own remixed folktale rummage chest - all of which have to do with what happens when a stranger knocks at your door.  And please consider telling me some of your stories, too! …

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