A New Night - Spark Preston special11/17/14
Spark London is breaking out of the capital! To celebrate our new night in Preston, we present three true stories from the recent 'Preston Tringe' in October 2014. You'll hear: - Chris gets a surprise on his business trip - Sean has a run-in with the...
Spark Encore - 'True Tales of 'Trick or Treat' - true stories live
Charley Harrison presents highlights from our second Encore performance in Exmouth Market, featuring Celia Cummings, Jacqueline Downs and Jack Rooke... all telling true stories on the theme of 'Trick or 'Treat.'
Assorted Open Mics II - Ben Tolfree & Micaela Hollins - true stories...
Two stories this week, from our long-running open mic nights in Hackney and Brixton. Ben is asked to buy a microwave, whilst Micaela hopes to have a fab time with her mother in Paris. Both stories do not end well. We're back in Exmouth Market, EC1 for...
Spark Encore - True Tales of 'Derring Do'
Highlights from Spark London's new monthly night Spark Encore, where our favourite storytellers return for stories on a theme. In this episode, Charley Harrison introduces stories from David McQueen, Richard Welton and Imogen Wall. For more stories...
I Forgot To Remember - Nina Luszowicz
True stories told live in London. Nina has certain, specific requirements for her citybreak to Berlin. From August 2014, where the theme that night was, "Stories of the City.'
Ten Years - Hannah Mathews
A true story recorded at our open mic night in Hackney in August 2014. Hannah hasn't been to the dentist for ten years - now, as an adult, can she overcome her childhood fear? This is the second dentist-related story we've had on the podcast. If you...
Best of Spark #6 - Andy Bodle
True stories told live, featuring highlights from our sixth Best of Spark showcase at the Canal Cafe Theatre in West London, presented by Charley Harrison. In this half hour, Countdown competitor Andy draws inspiration from his two grannies, Nina's...
Waiting for the Phone to Ring - Chris Neill
In a break with tradition, we have something a little different time: comedian Chris Neill (Radio 4's Just a Minute), reads two fantastic true stories he had committed to paper. If you like this, why not try subscribing to hear more true stories from...
Do Not Touch - Lauretta Tomlinson
Unhappy and out of love, Lauretta takes a job as a tour guide at a haunted castle. From April 2014, when the theme of our open mic in Hackney was Hello/Goodbye... If you liked Lauretta’s story, you’ll love The Best of Spark London: where we showcase...
Best of Spark - Tamer Kattan
Charley Harrison presents yet more highlights from our monthly 'Best of' night in Warwick Avenue - featuring storytellers from our open mic nights in Hackney and Brixton, plus special guests. In this edition, we hear: * the fastest ways to lose your...
Breaking Into Dance - Kirsty McCarter
Kirsty told this story at our Hackney open mic in May 2014, when the theme was 'dancing'. On Monday 2nd June we're back at the Canal Cafe Theatre for Best of Spark London with special guest Tamer Kattan (The Moth, Comedy Store). Expect stories that...
Best of Spark #4 - Sarah Bennetto
Charley Harrison presents three life-changing true stories from our latest Best of Spark London show at the Canal Cafe Theatre in West London, featuring: a man on vacation, vexed by thoughts of leaving his oven on at home an art lover escapes from her...
Bob the Australian - Sally Banks
Sally meets a handsome stranger - but before she can say hello properly, she may have to say goodbye... From our open mic night in Hackney, when the theme was Hello/Goodbye. PLUS: listen out for a special message at the end of this week's podcast from...
Best of Spark #3 - Richard Tyrone Jones
Three true stories told live from the stage - and a warning, this episode contains some very adult themes. In today's programme: * Sudeshna escapes war-tornUgandathanks to her father * Alix Fox reveals her unusual sense of smell, caused bysynesthesia...
The Girl With The Long Hair - Terry Freedman
This really sweet, true story by Terry Freedman was told in Brixton in February. He was lined up for March's Best of Spark evening but had to pull out with flu - get well soon Terry! Here's the original telling, complete with a time limit he...
Best of Spark #2 - Neil Denny
Charley Harrison presents highlights from our second Best of Spark London night at the Canal Cafe Theatre. In this episode: Francis Shire aspires to be 'King of the Camden Goths' - can his Swedish Cybergoth partner help him achieve his dream? Robyn...
The Open Window - Harsh Agarwal
In his hometown in India, huge crowds gather to see Harsh - unfortunately, he doesn't want them there. From January 2014, when the theme was 'Fame.'
Best of Spark London #1 - Helen Zaltzman
In a change to the regular podcast, Charley Harrison presents highlights from our first Best of Spark London evening at the Canal Cafe Theatre, featuring: * Christine Estima * John Hale * Helen Zaltzman Please let us know what you think of the new...
Long Legs - Bill Singh
True stories told live in London. At a church meeting in a Southall school in November 1987, two gunmen opened fire – and Bill had to decide what he was going to do. From our open mic in Hackney, January 2014, when the theme was 'Best Intentions.'
Words - Joanna Yates
This December, Spark London celebrates six fantastic years of connecting people through stories. So what better way to mark the occasion than with a story told by founder Joanna Yates? Exactly. This story is from April 2013, where the theme was...
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