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Held at the Canal Cafe Theatre in Little Venice on the first Monday of each month, Spark London has attracted a cult following largely through word of mouth. The show appeals to people's very basic desire to connect. According to The Evening Standard, 'The feel is somewhere between a stand-up night without the jokes and an AA meeting without the alcoholics - though both are theoretically welcome.' This series captures some of the stories from our on going shows.

Held at the Canal Cafe Theatre in Little Venice on the first Monday of each month, Spark London has attracted a cult following largely through word of mouth. The show appeals to people's very basic desire to connect. According to The Evening Standard, 'The feel is somewhere between a stand-up night without the jokes and an AA meeting without the alcoholics - though both are theoretically welcome.' This series captures some of the stories from our on going shows.
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Held at the Canal Cafe Theatre in Little Venice on the first Monday of each month, Spark London has attracted a cult following largely through word of mouth. The show appeals to people's very basic desire to connect. According to The Evening Standard, 'The feel is somewhere between a stand-up night without the jokes and an AA meeting without the alcoholics - though both are theoretically welcome.' This series captures some of the stories from our on going shows.

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English


Episodes

Passion - Steph & Lou

10/25/2018
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In this ‘Passion’ themed episode we hear from Steph and Lou. Steph talks candidly about life with borderline disorder and Lou takes us back to an innocent childhood discovery that made her feel like a right merchant banker. Thanks to event host Banke Adeyemo and event producer Charley Harrison. If you love what we do please rate us on iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts!

Duration:00:12:52

Surprises Part 2 - Rosemarie & Rick

10/18/2018
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This week our ‘Surprises’ themed double bill concludes with stories from Rosemarie and Rick. Rosemarie takes us back to the early noughties and finding love online without the help of apps whilst Rick takes us even further back to the eighties and the time he was approached by an unsavoury character. Our open mic nights are a great way of getting involved with Spark. To find out where and when they are, visit www.stories.co.uk and click the ‘events’ tab.

Duration:00:12:58

Surprises- David & Lucy

10/9/2018
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True stories told live across the UK. This ‘surprises’ themed episode has an unofficial sub-theme of ‘dating’ as we hear from two people about the surprises they’ve encountered when single. David takes us through the various funny mishaps he has had on dating apps and Lucy explains what love is like when there’s a big age gap. Our open mic nights are a great way of getting involved with Spark. To find out where and when they are visit www.stories.co.uk and click the ‘events’ tab.

Duration:00:10:38

Overthinking - Jen & Holly

10/2/2018
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True stories told live across the UK. In this ‘overthinking’ themed episode we hear from Jen and Holly. Jen tells us how bodily functions on a date got her in the stickiest of situations and Holly explains why her first kiss ended up being with an 83 year old! Our open mic nights are a great way of getting involved with Spark. For more information on these events visit www.stories.co.uk

Duration:00:10:55

Identity - Nicola & Andre

9/25/2018
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True stories told live across the UK. In this episode we hear from Nicola and Andre as they tells us stories on the theme of ‘Identity’. Nicola explains how having a famous sibling has seen her question herself and Andre gives his reasons for changing his name later on in life. Our open mic nights are a great way of getting involved with Spark. For more information on these events visit www.stories.co.uk

Duration:00:14:17

SPECIAL: Awkward Age - Kate & Rachel

7/25/2018
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True stories told live across the UK. This episode we present two tales on the theme of Awkward Age, as part of our collaboration with the Children’s Society. In a night of seriously awkward stories, Kate recalls the time too much vodka saw her crash and burn at her first ever pool party and Rachel takes us back to a teenage love she was unable to admit until it was too late. Thanks to the Children’s Society for collaborating with us to make this night a huge success. If you want to find...

Duration:00:14:50

JERRY'S OPEN HOUSE SPECIAL: All in

4/24/2018
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True stories told live across the UK. This episode we present five stories on the theme of ‘All in’ for a Jerry’s Open House Special. Gravy reminisces about getting his nickname, Charley tells us about the great lengths she went to for her best friend growing up, Dave talks about going full throttle in the name of love, Hayley explains how a stomach bug meant she had to go 'all out' to go all in, and Emma recounts the time she stopped at nothing to prevent a good friend from being...

Duration:00:27:38

SPECIAL: Nostalgia - Sasha & Lilith

4/17/2018
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True stories told live across the UK. This episode concludes our gal-dem collaboration double bill! In a night devoted to stories on the theme of ‘nostalgia’ from women and non binary people of colour, we hear from Sasha and Lilith. Sasha takes us back to the summers she spent in predominantly white Northern Ireland and Lilith tells us how getting lost as a child saw her dad’s identity brought into question. Thanks to gal-dem for collaborating with us to make this night a huge success....

Duration:00:11:17

SPECIAL: Nostalgia - Maiya & Priyal

4/10/2018
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True stories told live across the UK. This episode we present the first of our gal-dem collaboration double bill! In a night devoted to stories on the theme of ‘nostalgia’ from women and non binary people of colour, we hear from Maiya and Priyal. Maiya tells us about experiencing racial bullying as a child and the novel coping mechanism she devised to deal with it. And Priyal tells us about one of the best friendships she has ever had and how it ended far before it should have. Thanks to...

Duration:00:11:25

Bad Timing - Ashleigh & Banke

12/13/2017
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True stories told live across the UK. This episode we present two stories on the theme of ‘Bad Timing’. Ashleigh tells us about how bad timing caused her boyfriend to miss a very important appointment for them both. And Banke retells a time of bad timing and sexual assault. Thanks to all our story tellers for a night of candid tales. Thanks also to Charley Harrison for compèring the night, to event producer Ian Barratt and podcast producer Elle Scott. If you love our podcasts, please help...

Duration:00:16:31

Miscommunication - Nadya & Chloe

12/6/2017
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True stories told live in venues across the UK. In this ‘Miscommunication’ themed episode, Nadya tells us about a childhood miscommunication involving Nelson Mandela and sibling rivalry and Chloe recounts the time her crush made a very embarrassing mistake. Our open mic nights are a great way of getting involved with Spark. For more information on these events visit www.stories.co.uk Thanks to Charley Harrison for compèring the night, event producer Ian Barratt and podcast producer Elle...

Duration:00:10:27

Periods - Helen & Jinan

11/29/2017
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True stories told live in venues across the UK. In August this year, Helen and Jinan got on stage at the Brixton Ritzy to tell stories on the theme of ‘Periods’... Yep, that’s right folks, MENSTRUATION. Helen recounts the time she was pranked by her period at a work conference and Jinan tells us about getting into a sticky situation the day hers came for the first time. Thanks to Charley Harrison for compèring the night, event producer Ian Barratt and podcast producer Elle Scott. If you...

Duration:00:10:36

Friendship - Gigi & Caroline

11/21/2017
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True stories told live across the UK. This episode we present two stories on the theme of ‘Friendship’. Gigi tells us about losing her best friend during the 90’s AIDs epidemic and Caroline recounts a time heartbreak cost her a friendship. Thanks to all our story tellers for a night of raw and poignant tales. Thanks also to Dave Pickering for compèring the night, to event producer Christina Friis Olsen and podcast producer Elle Scott. If you love our podcasts, please help us to make more....

Duration:00:17:03

Crossing The Line - Maria & Beth

8/1/2017
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True stories told live across the UK. This episode we present two stories on the theme of ‘Crossing The Line’. Maria reveals how the traumatic experience of stumbling upon a dead body helped her turn her life around and social worker Beth tells us about the time she had to swallow her pride in the face of everyday sexism. Our open mic nights are a great way of getting involved with Spark. For more information on these events visit stories.co.uk Thanks to Charley Harrison for compèring the...

Duration:00:12:36

SPECIAL: Feasts - Miranda & Ben

7/25/2017
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True stories told live across the UK. This episode we present two tales on the theme of ‘Feasts’ for a Literary Festival Special. Miranda tells us how she changed someone’s day with a cheese sandwich and Ben recounts the time he was possessed by a woman at a dinner party. Special thanks to The Harris Girl’s Academy who helped put on this special night as part of their annual Literary Festival. Thanks also to compère Dave Pickering, event producer Christina Friis Olsen and podcast producer...

Duration:00:15:55

Holidays - Denis & Andre

7/18/2017
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True stories told live in venues across the UK. In July this year, Dennis and Andre got on stage at the Hackney Attic in London to tell stories on the theme of ‘Holidays’. Denis tells us about trying and failing to ‘find himself’ in Uganda and Andre admits he still hasn't gotten over a trick his brother played on him as a child when they went on a family holiday. Our open mic nights are a great way of getting involved with Spark. For more information on these events visit stories.co.uk...

Duration:00:14:10

Cutting Corners - Luke & Frances

7/11/2017
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True stories told live across the UK. This episode we present two stories on the theme of ‘Cutting Corners’. Luke tells us about having toilet troubles in front of comedian Alan Carr and Frances recounts the lengths she went through to see her favourite band perform at Glastonbury. Thanks to Charley Harrison for compèring the night, to event producer Ian Barratt and podcast producer Elle Scott.

Duration:00:11:33

Adulthood - Callan, Ross & Mackenzie

7/4/2017
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True stories told live across the UK. This time three tales on the theme of ‘Adulthood’ from our night at the Hackney Attic. Callan tells us about her experience coming out as bisexual, Ross takes us back to when he got drunk for the very first time and Mackenzie recounts the moment a volcano helped her grow up. Thanks to: all our storytellers, Dave Pickering for compèring the night, event producer Christina Friis Olsen and podcast producer Elle Scott.

Duration:00:20:09

Promises - Scarlett, Brian & Abel

6/27/2017
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True stories told live in venues across the UK. In May this year, Scarlett, Brian and Abel got on stage at the Hackney Attic in London to tell stories on the theme of ‘Promises'. Scarlett tells us about the time a very unlikely family member got a tattoo, Brian speaks about finally conquering a life-long speech disorder and Abel recounts the time he was promised the night of his life by two Australian sisters. Our open mic nights are a great way to get involved with Spark. For more...

Duration:00:17:24

Journeys - Errol & Dara

6/20/2017
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True stories told live across the UK. Today we have two stories from our night on the theme, ‘Journeys’. Errol takes us back twenty years to his life in prison and Dara recalls the time a religious-looking pastry helped her and her flatmates achieve their dreams. Thanks to: our storytellers, Charley Harrison for compèring the night, Ian Barratt for producing the event and podcast producer Elle Scott.

Duration:00:13:45