Spark Preston 14 – Meetings 28 April 2017 at Ham & Jam Coffee Shop, Lancaster Road, Preston. We had another splendid evening of sharing our own true stories with friends and strangers. We were very pleased to welcome a good…

Last Fridays Go Permanent!

We’re delighted to have made an ongoing arrangement with Ham & Jam to hold Spark Preston on the last Friday of every month. So our next evening of Sparkling stories will be 31 March when the theme will be AWKWARD….

Weird – Review

A quick précis of the 9 stories told for Halloween weekend at Spark Preston X. Thanks everyone for a weirdly wonderful Spark, where we learned:* How to deal with curious children* What to do when propositioned in Paris* Where the…



Our last Spark Preston for 2016 will be on Friday 25 November at Ham & Jam Coffee Shop at 7.30pm. The theme title is CELEBRATION, so come and listen to others’ tales or share your story!

Spark Preston IX – PRIDE – Review

A whole host of fabulous and varied shows and exhibitions took place in the Lancashire Encounter weekend in which SPARK PRESTON was delighted to play a part. As a one-off, Spark was bookended by music from Ribble City V, where…

SPARK PRESTON X - WEIRD - Saturday 29 October

SPARK PRESTON X – WEIRD – Saturday 29 October

In the run up to Halloween, we thought WEIRD would be a good theme for the evening. Start getting your thinking caps on and practicing your stories! Once again, Richard and his friendly staff at Ham & Jam will be…

Spark Preston VIII – Returning soon!

To Ham & Jam Café at Lancaster Road in August 2016. The theme will be TROUBLE.

Ham & Jam Coffee Shop - Lancaster Rd

Ham & Jam Coffee Shop – Lancaster Rd

After a year in hibernation, Spark Preston is looking forward to a relaunch with the theme of ‘TROUBLE’  on the evening of 26 August – this is to be confirmed but it’s looking good! Have you been in trouble? What…

Spark VIII – Date & Venue TBC

… but it will be at the end of September or beginning of October. The theme will be, TROUBLE.

Spark Preston VII, August 2015 - Hope

Spark Preston VII, August 2015 – Hope

Spark Preston returned to the Tringe Festival on Saturday 1st August at a new venue, Upstairs at The Angel on Lune Street. 25 of us gathered together to hear 7 stories on our theme of Hope. Other commitments mean we’ve…