Natural Born Storytellers
Natural Born Storytellers began in Camden Town, London, travelled the UK with sell-out events and has now found it's way to New Zealand! We are very excited to be collaborating with the founders to develop our very own kiwi-Christchurch version. The idea behind Natural Born Storytellers is that everyone has a story to tell, so come and tell it.
Natural Born Storytellers is a fun, supportive and welcoming space for anyone – and that means absolutely anyone, no experience needed – to tell true stories. They may be funny, sad, touching or terrible. People want to hear from you! Each night is themed with prepared storytellers, combined with stories from the audience.
The first year of Natural Born Storytellers was a great success. People of many ages, backgrounds and life experiences have been generously sharing their stories to a growing community. The second year saw our audience grow and more people becoming brave enough to step into the light and speak. Thank you to all who contributed in various ways to co-create this unique storytelling space. And here we are again in 2018 for our third year – what stories will be let loose in the next spin around the sun? Get ready to laugh, gasp, sigh and be inspired!!
We always have room for new stories – and new tellers! We can help coach you if it is your first time. It is a very friendly crowd and a warm and welcoming venue. So if you feel an inkling and you'd like to have a go, please get in touch. Call Sharon, mob 022-121-3648; tel 03 9677-8888.
February 2018: Best date, worst date
April 2018: Family Myths and Urban Legends
June 2018: Into the Wild
August 2018: Inbetween
October 2018: Go Girl !! Celebrating Suffrage 125
7 December: Traditions
We'll be winding up the year and getting ready for Christmas with a night of true-life tales of various traditions accompanied by the toe-tapping Celtic-flavoured tunes from 'Joe Batt's Arm'. Stories start at 7.30pm, or make a night of it and join Canterbury's fabulous author's at Book Buzz from 5.30pm.
Perhaps you have a lesser-known cultural tradition from your travels to share? An intriguing morning ritual? An uncle who initiated you into a secret family custom? Get in touch to tell, or just come and listen.
Natural Born Storytellers is a warm, friendly and supportive community event where everyone's story is valued and celebrated.
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The Story Collective is a small band of people who love story in all its forms. We welcome people who would like to take an active role in our community-focused projects and events. If you have ideas for themes, or can help us with the organisation and running of events - dont be shy!! We'd love to hear from you!
Contact us at
Or call Sharon, mob 022-121-3648; tel 03 9677-8888.
XCHC Exchange Christchurch
376 Wilson's Road
Christchurch, New Zealand.
Next gathering: 7 December
Time: Stories start at 7.30pm. There is a cafe/bar available selling delicious food, coffee and wine.