Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 November 29 2017. Theme: Lost

We're losing things all the time: our place on the map; our place in the line; weight; confidence; fears; inhibitions. Come along on Nov 29 for nine true ten-minute stories from people telling stories about Lost. 

Tenx9 is a free storytelling event that began in Belfast where 9 people have up to ten minutes each to tell a true story from their lives. 

If you are interested in submitting a story head on over to our editorial guidelines and then get send us the full text of your story

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Jan
1
to May 30

Tenx9 2018 dates

Our dates for 2018 are:

January 17, 2018, 7.30pm in the Black Box. Theme TBC. 

Feb 28, 2018, 7.30pm in the Black Box. Theme TBC. 

March 28, 2018, 7.30pm in the Black Box. Theme TBC. 

April 25, 2018, 7.30pm in the Black Box. Theme TBC. 

May 30, 2018, 7.30pm in the Black Box. Theme TBC.

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All the LOLs - the Tenx9 Fundraiser, September 2017.
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

All the LOLs - the Tenx9 Fundraiser, September 2017.

Our September 2017 event is in the Black Box at on Wednesday 20th Sept at 7.30pm. It'll be a recap of some of the funniest stories of the past year, and is a fundraiser for Tenx9. We are committed to keeping the night free, but to keep the costs covered, once a year we'll run a fundraiser. If folks could consider giving somewhere between £2 and £5, that'd cover most of the costs. 

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Tenx9 Belfast Foreign
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 Belfast Foreign

We all know it - that feeling of being foreign. Maybe you're in an actual foreign country, or maybe you're in your own family and suddenly think Who ARE these people? Maybe you had a foreigner stay with you and had an experience of seeing something as if it was for the first time. Or maybe you really were the only person not wearing Lederhosen at a community festival. 

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Tenx9 at Fiddler's Green 2017
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Tenx9 at Fiddler's Green 2017

We are delighted to be heading down to Rostrevor for Tenx9 at Fiddler's Green on Sunday 23rd July at 8pm. The theme for the stories this night will be Courage.

You know -- courage to go to your school reunion; courage to make the call; courage to change work; courage to survive a life; courage to survive a loss. Sad stories, happy stories, lovely stories, amazing stories, small stories - we want to hear them all! 

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Tenx9 April 19 "Young"
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 April 19 "Young"

Young. We were/are all young. We have young lives; we have young dreams; we have young stories; young children; we did things when we were young that we loved or regretted. Join us on April 19 at 7.30pm in the Black Box for nine true stories about Young. 

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Tenx9 April 16 at Carafest (Ballycastle)
Apr
16
8:00 PM20:00

Tenx9 April 16 at Carafest (Ballycastle)

Frenemies. A new word for an old thing. Those friends who are a little bit enemy. You know them. They are texting people about you but text you accidentally. We're looking for true stories about when you had a frenemy, or when you were a frenemy, or when a frenemy became an enemy or a friend.

Join us at the Carafest festival at the Corrymeela centre in Ballycastle on Easter Sunday night for true stories about when friends and enemies meet. 

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Tenx9 Belfast "Secrets and Lies"
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 Belfast "Secrets and Lies"

So, Tenx9 on March 22nd is all about Secrets and Lies.We're looking for nine people to tell true stories from their lives about a secret or a lie. Secrets kept, secrets broken, lies told, lies that got out of control, lies that weren't believed... you get the drift. Don't worry though, none of us will tell. 

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Tenx9 January 11 2017 "Names"
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 January 11 2017 "Names"

Happy new year folks! Welcome back to a new year full of stories and goodness. Our theme for January 2017 is "Names". We are delighted to be with the Out to Lunch Festival for this lovely night. The theme for Tenx9 at Out To Lunch for 2017 is “Names”. We’re looking forward to true stories about this: naming your dog, nick names, insults, changing your name, names of places, names you rejected, names you loved.

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Tenx9 October 26, 2016 "Age"
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 October 26, 2016 "Age"

We're looking forward to our Tenx9 on October 26 at 7.30pm in the Black Box. 

Our theme is "Age" -- we're looking for nine true stories of up to ten minutes each about Age. The stories can be about a particular birthday, the age you thought you'd die, the age you never thought you'd pass, the age you almost didn't pass, the age you discovered something or the age you lost something. 

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Tenx9 with Open House Festival Aug 22 (Tenx9 comes to Bangor)
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 with Open House Festival Aug 22 (Tenx9 comes to Bangor)

  • Tenx9 at Civil Defences Services Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

One night. Nine people. Ten minutes each to tell a true story from their lives... Tenx9 is always for true stories and always free. 

We are delighted to have a Tenx9 event at Bangor’s Open House Festival this year on August 22nd at 7.30pm at the Civil Defences Service Club. The theme will be ‘Bangor’ - nine people with up to ten minutes each to tell a true story about their favourite place (provided their favourite place is Bangor, obviously).

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Tenx9 at Pride 2016.
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 at Pride 2016.

It's our fourth year at Pride and we are delighted to be back doing a Tenx9 night in partnership with this most magnificent of festivals. This year our theme is Love. We want stories of all kinds of love - love between friends, love of strangers, love of life, love of family, love hoped for, love lost, love found. 

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Special Tenx9 for the Black Box's 10th Birthday! July 6
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Special Tenx9 for the Black Box's 10th Birthday! July 6

We are delighted to wish the beautifuls at the Black Box a happy tenth birthday. 

And what better way to do it than with a special Tenx9 on the theme of "Ten".

You can tell us a story of when you were ten, or tell us a story of something that happened over the last ten years in the Black Box - a story of a gig you've been to, a story of a friendship begun in the Black Box, or anything to do with Ten or the Black Box. 

It'll be a shorter night so we won't have as many stories - if you've interested, get in touch. 

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Tenx9 June 15 2016
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Tenx9 June 15 2016

  • Tenx9 at Black Box Belfast (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Yup, it's that time of year again - Tenx9 does show and tell. Bring an item (people have brought bullets, rings, photos, items of clothing, even another person!) and tell the true story about that item. 

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Tenx9 May 18 2016, in partnership with the NI Mental Health Festival
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 May 18 2016, in partnership with the NI Mental Health Festival

We are delighted to partner with our friends in the NI Mental Health Arts and Film Festival for this night of stories about Mental Health. Together with those in the festival, we chose the theme of "Mental" to reclaim that word which is so often used in a derogatory sense. So we will hear stories about the Mental part of our lives. Nine people with up to ten minutes each to tell a real story from their lives about all things mental-health. May 18th, in the Black Box Belfast. 7.30pm. Always true stories, always free. 

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Tenx9 April 13 - Black Box Belfast. Theme: Thanks
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 April 13 - Black Box Belfast. Theme: Thanks

Thanks. We say it all the time - we mean it, we sometimes don't, sometimes it feels enough, sometimes that small word can't contain the world of thanks it's trying to contain. 

So, a night of stories about Thanks. Nine people with up to ten minutes each to tell a real story from their lives about Thanks. 

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Tenx9 March 16th "Change"
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 March 16th "Change"

Our next Tenx9 is March 16th, and we are partnering up with the Imagine! festival of politics and ideas. Our theme is Change -- changes you made, tried to made, failed at, changes that failed you, change in your pocket, changing your image, changing your story, changing your affiliation, changing your mind.

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Tenx9 at the NI Science Festival 2016, 21 Feb, 7pm.
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Tenx9 at the NI Science Festival 2016, 21 Feb, 7pm.

Tenx9 is a storytelling night where 9 people have up to 10 minutes each to tell a true story from their lives. For Feb 2016, we are delighted to partner with the NI Science Festivalfor a night of true stories about science, true stories from scientists, true stories about scientists from people who aren't scientists, shouldn't be scientists, want to be scientists.

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Tenx9 January 13, 2016, 'Food'
Jan
13
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 January 13, 2016, 'Food'

Our next night is in partnership with the Out to Lunch festival and is on Wednesday January 13th at 7.30pm in the Black Box. The theme is "Food" - food you've eaten, food you wish you hadn't eaten, food you had to eat, stories of food that have been part of your life, or not. We're not looking for live-recipes here folks, but true stories from your life about food. 

We'd love to hear stories of food you've brought to people, food you've taken to people, and stories from the table. 

If you've not been to a Tenx9 before take a look at this video for an idea of the night - a wonderful evening of true stories, warm listening and celebration. 

If you'd like to tell a story, have a look at our editorial guidelines, and get in touch.



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Tenx9 Belfast December 16, 2015
Nov
18
10:30 PM22:30

Tenx9 Belfast December 16, 2015

Next time is December 16th, 7.30pm in the Black Box. The theme is Hard Times. Sleeping on hard floors, difficult experiences, Christmas childhoods, catastrophes that turned into opportunities, opportunities that turned into catastrophes - 9 people with up to ten minutes each to tell a true story from their lives. If you have a story, have a read of the guidelines and get in touch.

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Tenx9 Nov 18 2015 Cold
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Tenx9 Nov 18 2015 Cold

We're looking forward to Tenx9 on Nov 18th in the Black Box at 7.30pm. Our theme for Nov will be "Cold"

Cold of heart, cold shoulder, having a cold, having no hot water, food gone cold, anger gone cold, yearning for cold during a long hot summer - you know the score. Take the theme, and tell us a true story of up to ten minutes. Are you interested in telling a story? Have a read of our editorial guidelines and get in touch

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Tenx9 October 21, Belfast
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Tenx9 October 21, Belfast

Our next Tenx9 is on October 21 and the theme is Courage. Courage to do, to not do, courage to survive, mistaken courage, misplaced courage, missing courage, unexpected courage. 9 people with up to ten minutes each to tell a true story about their lives on the theme of courage.

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