Story Swap Cafe

Where the price of a drink is a story…


You can tell any story you like. It can be about family, a ghost story, a tale of a journey or you can even make one up!

In our first Story Swap Cafe, in 2014, we collected over 1000 stories in a month. It was clear: either people wanted to tell stories, or they really wanted free tea. Both are probably true.

Since then the Story Swap has popped up at Migration Matters Festival and the Sheffield Creative Guild and hopefully will continue to pop up all over the country.

You can listen to some of the stories from Migration Matters collected here:

And a selection of birthday stories from the Creative Guild’s 1st birthday here:

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To have a Story Swap at your event, please do get in touch at