Recorded in March 2017, here are three stories of secrets & lies: Malachi O’Doherty and the secret of how “Pipe” got his nickname; Jane Searle on the family secret that had almost gone to the grave; Richard O’Leary and the one secret he kept from his mum. Pádraig & Paul were the hosts in the Black Box, Belfast.

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Patricia Hughes made her tenx9 debut with this story at our Christmas evening on 19 December 2018…proof that a pet is not just for Xmas.

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It was a collaboration with the NI Human Rights Festival & the theme was JUSTICE. Here are two more stories from that event on December 9 2018: first up Paul Doran with a story of a march in 1972 in Derry that changed things forever & Sean Mullin who witnessed events in Hebron that changed him forever.

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On December 19th 2018 we had our Christmas-themed tenx9. Here are two stories that were told that evening: Helen McClements and her winter wedding “because it never snows that much in Ireland” & Jane Searle with her story of when the Brits came to dinner.

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Father & son Paul & Jake Bond told a story each at our Belfast-themed evening on 28 November 2018. Jake was a first-timer with a story of being an outsider in Monaghan because of a Belfast accent while Paul shared the story of Aunt Minnie from Belfast & an actual Mercedes. Paul Doran is your host.

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December 9th 2018 was dull, wet & cold but in Belfast’s Accidental Theatre there was warmth & cheer with true stories on JUSTICE as part of the NI Human Rights Festival: Conor Houston with a family tragedy; Malachí O’Doherty & the bureaucracy of Swiss justice; Margaret McClory & the injustice of school punishment; Paul Hutchinson - an egg, the school hard man & Lord of the Flies.

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Five stories from our first tenx9 in Derry at Sandinos bar & what an eclectic gathering: Delaware’s Casey Aspin who knows the place where she feels at home; Cork’s Richard O’Leary who was a tourist in Derry in 1969; Belfast’s Caroline Orr who knew that Nanny Orr’s home was no picnic; nomad Dearbhaille Bradley who carried her home on her back & Eliza MacCafferty who knows there’s no place like home.

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Here are two stories from our evening at the Black Box when the theme was Belfast: Paul Hutchinson plays a dark game of hide & seek while Norman Meharry’s family are the envy of the street as they (attempt to) head off to the Isle of Man.

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From our evening with Fighting Words Belfast on November 22: a single story on the theme Sink or Swim from Carlo Gébler.

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Three stories from our evening in the plush Titanic Hotel helping raise funds for Fighting Words Belfast on the theme Sink or Swim: Jennie Browne who made a bold teenage choice, Heather Hanna who now has a skinny-dipping story & Glenn Patterson who sank himself on television. Pádraig & Paul are your hosts.

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