Well then lovelies, what a delicious night. We had nine stories about Names. We heard from Walker (not Walter); we heard from Joe Nawaz, who does not have an exotic name, but who does have a bike; and Jenn Clark, who has been called many names, and who called out sexism on the street for the name that it is. We heard from Michael Crozier who has a secret pact with the Quakers; Paul Doran who revealed something he has never, ever, ever (EVER) revealed before; thank you too to Paul Hutchinson for the extraordinary story of fury and compassion about a grieving man on an airplane; Helen-Baby-Boy-Spindletrim-Sour-Wee-Bastard-McClements; Wa-Humpy Killick who can poison a medicine man and heal a medicine woman; and finally Lucky Powerful Person from Europe: Richard O-Lee-Ree.
We had a packed-out crowd, and thanks as always to the beautifuls who work at the Black Box, together with the Out to Lunch festival gang with whom we collaborated for tonight's event. Mostly though, thanks to the storytellers and the storylisteners. You make it such a joy.
Our next Tenx9 is on Wednesday 22nd Feb, in the Black Box at 7.30pm. It's a collaboration with the NI Science Festival and the theme is "The Final Frontier" - we're looking for true stories about science, experiments, frontiers, breaking frontiers and being broken by frontiers. If you're interested have a read of our editorial guidelines and then get in touch.