There are four tenx9s currently running in Australia (2019) and here are three stories from our friends in Adelaide when the theme was Travel in Sept 2017: Mel Lambert & Dani Madsen kick off with an Acknowledgement of Country before Mel tells her story of a friendship that endured many travels; Ben Roberts tells of a walk in the hills that changed his life; Lachlan Marshall on family travels.
Here is one from the archives: Comedy Night Sept 2016 & our first ever recording. Three stories: Tori McKinstry & her beloved granny with an ABC of swear words; Eric Thompson who found love with under-cooked lentils & cheesecake soup; a reprise of Aíne McParland & the joys of the confessional. Pádraig & Paul are your hosts.
Cats, dogs, rabbits & a crow - four stunning stories on the theme of Pets told in a packed Black Box on 16 January 2019: Sarah Hughes who remembers her Precious 30 years on; Iain McLean whose dog helped the family survive a bomb attack; Paul Whittington who - despite his surname - considered the “£25 option” for Molly the cat; Lydia Searle who is sure her rabbit is in pet Heaven. Paul & Padraig are the hosts with some pet tales of their own - yes, including a crow.
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.