Spark London Open Mic nights are an opportunity to get on your feet and tell your story. Venue: The Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval, Brixton Oval, London, SW2 1JG, UK
Stories are five minutes. Personal storytelling around the theme of the night, largely interpreted.
Spark Open Mic - 19th September 2011 at 7:30pm Theme: Holidays
Holidays are a time like no other. Whether you find yourself miles from home journeying to foreign lands or whether you find yourself taking a break much closer to home, holidays are a chance to change the regular habits of your normal life and do something different. Holiday romances, family trips, soul searching adventures - we want to hear your stories.
Spark Open Mic - 17th October 2011 at 7:30pm Theme: Fatal Attraction
Even though you know it may be bad for you, we all have our weaknesses, our vices, our fatal attractions. Whether it's a person, an object or a way of life - sometimes there is just no accounting for the heart and what it wants.
In Brixtonm we speak through microphone, with some noise coming from the bar under the place. Audience are usually 40 sitting around tables.
Spark London True Tales is even a greater place to tell your true story at a Theatre.
Venue: Canal Cafe Theatre, Little Venice, London, W2 6ND, UK
To be audience one has to buy tickets soon at: Box office: 020 7289 6054 or online
Stories are around seven minutes and must be connected to one of the theme of the night.
A great audience each time of around 60, we speaks from up the scene, 6 to 8 each first Monday of the month, the lights on you, audience in dark around tables, no microphone, but if you agree, Spark records and makes a video of the story you tell.
You have a story to tell? Before the show email a paragraph outlining what happened in 400 words or less and take part in a rehearsal (usually Sunday afternoon). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spark True Tales - 3rd October 2011 at 7:30pm Theme: Kindness of Strangers
As strong and independent as we like to think of ourselves, we rely on the kindness of strangers more than we think. Perhaps you've been in trouble, or in danger and a good Samaritan has come to your aid? Maybe you're a have-a-go hero and have been someone else's knight in shining armour?
Spark Stories - 7th November 2011 at 7:15pm Theme: Transitions
Shifts of scenery, changes of circumstance, times of transition. What triggers them and what do they lead to? They happen in everything we do and they can change the course of our lives - often forever, but not always for good.