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