A Bit Crack Storytelling

A Bit Crack Storytelling

A Bit Crack is one of the longest running ‘storytelling clubs’ in Britain and has been going for 30 or more years (certainly from the days before laptops).  Run by myself and fellow founding members, Chris Bostock and Pat Renton, with a lot of help from committee members: Gill Warren and Richard Young. www.abitcrack.com

Monthly Performances

Storytelling for adult audiences at the Chillingham Arms Pub on the first Friday of each month, with the cream of storytellers from Britain and around the world. Also, open floor nights when the less experienced get an opportunity to tell to an audience. Sessions are available live or online See: www.abitcrack.com for more info


Cracking on

Cracking on

A quarterly online opportunity to explore folktales and myths from the mouths of brilliant storytellers.  Over an evening of ninety minutes, two storytellers share a tale which, in some way, fascinates them. The online audience in invited to give their responses.

'These evenings are pure gold.'


Walking with Story

Malcolm has led and co-led many walks (lasting from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks) that invite participants to dive deeply into the land and its story. These have included walks with children and families, walks at festivals, a Deep Ecology walk in Norway, a ‘walkshop’ in Sweden and the Dreaming the Land Project with A Bit Crack.


Dreaming the Land 2013

Dreaming the Land 2014


Dreaming the Land

In 2013 and 2014, Malcolm led a project, with A Bit Crack - Storytellers, called ‘Dreaming the Land’, which included two six-day walks across Northumberland and into Cumbria, accompanied by 16 fellow walkers. Together they explored their relationship to the land, its stories and poetry. See www.abitcrack.com for more information. 

'The whole week was very moving, and frequently my emotions were close to the surface. I feel I have made many lifelong friends. While the ‘walk’ may seem like a physical journey, the nature of the week was very much about being in the present, so much of the travel was internal.'
Phil Rigby

'It was just great to be walking and talking, singing and thinking in beautiful country and in good company! in turns grand, intimate, stark and inspiring. I left feeling a deep sense of connection with both places and people, past and present.'
Lynne Denham