2020 was a complete write-off for face-to-face courses and we are planning to go ahead with courses for 2021 but in a slightly different format to previous years.
We have reluctantly decided not to put on the Bleddfa Week of Storytelling this year. This is because it is more complicated to arrange, affects many more people if it is cancelled and needs a full course to break even.
Instead we will be offering some shorter courses for smaller groups, including the established Performance Intensive weekend, and courses specifically aimed at voice and body work for storytellers.
Full details will be announced soon
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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.
If you are new to Bleddfa have a look at the participant feedback pages to see the kind of experience you can expect. There is a General Feedback page as well as feedback that relates specifically to the Bleddfa Week of Storytelling and the Performance Intensive Course.
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.
Looking forward to welcoming you to Bleddfa!
Course content enquiries: Michael Harvey +44 (0)7812 166138 email@example.com