Cracking On Story Sharing.

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.

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

The Chillingham Arms 89-91 Chillingham Rd, Heaton

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.



Wylam Institute Church Road, Wylam

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.


‘Travelling Together’ with Amy Douglas

The Chillingham Arms 89-91 Chillingham Rd, Heaton

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.
Join Zoom Meeting (you may need to copy and paste this link. It works in the extended piece, but is not highlighted.)


Blossom Falls: Nick Hennessey

The Chillingham Arms 89-91 Chillingham Rd, Heaton

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.


Afro-Celt Stories of Magic and Mayhem with Mara Menzies

The Chillingham Arms 89-91 Chillingham Rd, Heaton

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. 

Tales on a Summer Night

The Chillingham Arms 89-91 Chillingham Rd, Heaton

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.


Stories for ‘Interesting Times’ with Anthony Nanson

The Chillingham Arms 89-91 Chillingham Rd, Heaton

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.

Chris Bostock: The Storyteller

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

The Golden Apples of the Sun – open night

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.

Medusa – Gary Cordingley

The Chillingham Arms 89-91 Chillingham Rd, Heaton

“Gary Cordingley takes an ancient Greek myth of power and betrayal and drags it by its hair into the 21st century in a brave, searching, extraordinary storytelling performance."
Content Warnings: Explicit reference to sexual abuse and rape.