Connecting people through true stories. Listen to stories taken from Spark's storytelling nights across the UK, incorporating our regular nights in London, Preston, Bristol, collaborations and specials.
True stories told live across the UK. This week Spark London very fittingly hears two tales about London. Jess tells us about the time a stranger’s kindness helped her turn her life around and Eleanor reveals a time Buckingham Palace got her all hot under the collar - quite literally.
BIG NEWS PODCAST FANS: Spark True Stories turns ten this year and to celebrate we will be hosting a live ‘best of’ at the iconic Underbelly Festival Southbank. Grab your tickets to Spark’s ‘Simply the Best’ night on the 12th of June at underbellyfestival.co.uk or visit stories.co.uk for more details.
True stories told live across the UK. We’ve seen and heard a lot at Spark - stories that have made us laugh, cringe, cry, gasp, pause for thought, rethink everything. I’d thought we’d seen it all to be honest but in January this year, Peter McCleave took to the stage and asked us to save his life. That was a first.
In 2016 Peter, a thirty nine year old triathlete and father of two, was diagnosed with a blood cancer called Myeloma and given seven years to live. Two years in, he now has five. But that doesn’t have to be the case. All Peter needs is someone who is a genetic match to donate their stem cells. In fact, that’s all most people in Peter’s situation need in order to survive. Trouble is around only two percent of the UK’s population is on the stem cell donation register. So Peter is on a mission to get that number up.
Getting on the register is simple, pain free and could save someone’s life, so why not register today? To find out more visit: www.10000donors.com
Can’t register but still want to help? You can donate to Peter’s just giving page here: https://bit.ly/2WL9QIv
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.
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.