Four stories, two events & a marvellous selection of accents. From an evening with a group in Glasgow when the theme was Gifts: John Purves on the gift of laughter & Tracy LaMar on the gift of a Great-grandmother. Plus two more stories from our London Fear night: Heather Johnston who was lost in Crete & Ashleigh Arnott and the tale of a lost snake.
In a micro-brewery in Southwark on Hallowe’en night, nine people told true stories of Fear. Here are six of them: Afua who was too afraid to go home; Emma who has overcome (kinda) her terror of blood; Ida who was afraid the Home Office had come knocking; Fuzz who had more fears than he knew what to do with; Helena who feared she would never see her 30th birthday; Becca who fought her fears but knows her limits; Johanna is your London host.
A bonus story from regular contributor Malachi O’Doherty recorded at the Black Box on the theme Care. He got more laughs than he expected.
Three more stories from three more first-timers on the theme Care recorded on October 17 2018: Lydia Searle who cared for children who cared for her; Catherine Hunter the rookie physio looking for a shoulder that wasn’t there; Róisín Ireland who went for a diagnosis in the aftermath of St Patrick’s Day celebrations & Padraig has some tips on getting your friends to the podium.
The theme was CARE, it was a full house & here are four stories from that memorable evening Oct 17 2018 - they were all first-timers in the Black Box: Neil Mullan who took two people to a party thinking it would be a cake walk; Norman Meharry who made a friend of a stone-loving girl in school; Jo Dowell who shared the story of her life in the care system; Rosie Killick the reluctant barista who really didn’t care.
Here are two stories from our Culture Night adventure on Sept 19 2018: Eliza MacCafferty who had a family full of characters in Belfast; Donna Black who fell in love in Belfast & Padraig explains how to “encourage” friends to tell their story at tenx9.
More giggles & belly laughs in the third (& final) podcast from our 2018 comedy night: Malachí O’Doherty who is a bit indoor-sy; Paul Hutchinson who knows what evacuation really means; Eliza MacCafferty & her Gaeltacht love plus Emer Maguire who has come a long way from Strabane. Padraig & Paul are your hosts.
Three more stories from our comedy night Sept 26 2018: Helen McClements who really should check the cinema listings properly before bringing the kids to a movie; Paul Bond who was torn between love & a priestly vocation; Heather Fleming & the camper van from hell; Emer Maguire shares her middle child anxieties in musical form plus Padraig introduces a new member of the tenx9 team - be sure to feed Story Pig.
We celebrated tenx9’s seventh birthday on Sept 26th with our annual comedy fundraiser in the Black Box and some of our funniest stories. Here are the first three: Richard O’Leary - the coffee picking revolutionary; Caroline Orr - just a girl who can’t say no; Helen Killick with her lentil saga & Emer Maguire with a musical Instagram send-off. Padraig & Paul are the proud parents.
A bonus pod from our evening with Culture Night Belfast on Sept 19 2018: Richard O’Leary with a tale of love in a city not ready for the truth & Malachí O’Doherty with a tale of love, lust & a caravan in Millisle.