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May 2020

Stories of Hope

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online via Zoom

We are inviting back old friends who have been to visit us over the past year to share stories of hope and wonder at this time of confusion and disorientation. From London we welcome back Kerima Mohideen, from Glasgow Gauri Raje, from Hungry Maja Bumberack, from Cumbria Nick Hennessey and from Newcastle Martin Manasse and Chris Bostock. As always, our open nights promise to be a wonderful journey through the world of stories. The event is free to attend and…

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A Bit Crack Storytelling with Dominic Kelly

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Join us for another evening of online storytelling! A Bit Crack have invited internationally acclaimed storyteller and performer Dominic Kelly to join us this month. Dominic brings a fabulous mix of personal tales, Swedish folktales and wonder tales and along with a few contributions from friends of A Bit Crack we are looking forward to another evening of escaping into stories. Dominic earns his living as a storyteller and was due to be our guest teller this month at the…

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April 2020

Online Open Night

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online!

Following on from the success of the first Friday of April’s online storytelling, we have decided to add an extra one – an open night this Friday, to which we have invited Friends of A Bit Crack to contribute to an evening. We have an all-star line up including: Tim Dalling, Richard Birmingham, Sef Townsend, Martin Manasse and others. Please contact us via the webpage or Facebook for the zoom details and join us for an evening full of surprises!

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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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***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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March 2020

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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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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