Three Intensive Storytelling Courses this Summer

Be selfish. Raid the housekeeping and pay to go to Bleddfa. The return on your investment will be enormous…The best, the warmest, the most fun and beneficial course I have ever been on

Phil Okwedy – professional storyteller

We’ve made some alterations in our planning for 2021. Instead of the Week of Storytelling and one intensive weekend we are offering three intensive weekends, each one with a specific storytelling focus. These courses will really help you move forward with your storytelling.

The weekends are packed with focused and effective teaching with opportunities to get to grips with the craft and skills of performance storytelling. We will also be looking at our deeper motivation for telling the stories we choose to tell and finding our role as a storyteller.

The groups that are attracted to Bleddfa are committed, playful and community focused and learn as much from each other as they do from the teaching.


Freeing the Storyteller’s Voice 22-25 July 2021 with Michael Harvey and Pauline Down

This is for you if you want more vocal resonance, flexibility and authenticity in your storytelling voice. Find out more here…

Possibly one of the most powerful and massively enjoyable courses I’ve ever done. Michael and Pauline guided, participated and taught with lightness and held ‘power’ lightly. Over many years I have done many courses. I do not remember anything better.

Course participant

Storytelling and the Body July 29 – August 1 2021 with Michael Harvey

This is for you if you want to be more at ease in your body and to discover what a rich and profound source of storytelling creativity it is. Find out more here…

“One of the most radical and relevant pieces of training I’ve ever been on as a storyteller.”

Tim Ralphs – professional storyteller

Storytelling Performance Intensive 19-22 August 2021 with Michael Harvey

This is for you if you want to delve deeper into more challenging material, put a new piece together or just get a lot better at storytelling. Find out more here…

Thank-you for an amazing and inspiring weekend. It has been liberating and wonderful. Has given me a technical tool box and boosted my confidence.

Participant Feedback

Everything was cancelled in 2020, of course but 2019 was a special year for us because it was the 25th year of storytelling courses at Bleddfa. You can read more about the history of the course on our blog. We are very happy to be back for 2021!

We have been providing top class storytelling training for over twenty-five years in Bleddfa. Many stalwarts and pioneers of the UK storytelling storytelling revival cut their teeth here. You can read some of their stories in the blog as well as some short video interviews.

Back in the early days of the course we were lucky enough to have two Scottish Traveller storytellers spend time with us. Duncan Williamson and Shiela Stewart are sadly no longer with us but we cherish their stories and our memories of them. You can read about their time with us and their impact on us in the blog posts The Story of Duncan Williamson and the Snail and Remembering Shiela Stewart.

We are proud to have welcomed people from all over the world to Bleddfa storytelling courses over the last quarter century and many of our participants do not speak English as their first language. We have been able to accommodate a wide level of English competence on the courses and people are very welcome to use their own language in their telling. If you have any concerns about your level of English please do email me.

Click on the links below or use the menu navigation to look around and please feel free to email me if you have any questions about the courses.

Freeing the Storyteller’s Voice

Storytelling Performance Intensive

Storytelling and the Body

Participant Feedback

Looking forward to welcoming you to Bleddfa!

Course content enquiries: Michael Harvey +44 (0)7812 166138 michael@michaelharvey.org