Your next storytelling adventure – is postponed! :-(

In light of all the restrictions imposed on social interaction as a result of the coronavirus pandemic we have reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s course.

Closeness, conviviality and contact are all part of what makes Storytelling at Bleddfa work and we would rather skip a year than do anything that didn’t feel as if we were doing justice to our students, storytelling and Bleddfa.

The good news is that Clare Murphy and Steve Killick have both agreed to come and lead sessions and perform in 2021. See you next year!

The Performance Intensive Weekend, 13 – 16 August 2020 This is the course for you if you have been telling stories for a while and want to make a leap into deeper and more satisfying storytelling practice. It is also ideal if you have a specific project you are working on and want a supportive atmosphere and input from one of the UK’s leading storytellers and trainers to really make your work outstanding.

This course is led by Michael Harvey

The Bleddfa Week of Storytelling 18 – 24 August 2020 This is the ideal course if you have never told a story before or are just beginning. Many participants have come back several times to top up and get the storytelling stimulation and grounding they need. This is full immersion storytelling with tuition by top tutors, a supportive and held environment, a library of story books and recordings, public performances with a group of like-minded people. As the years have gone on some of those who have done the course as students have come back to teach!

This course is led by resident tutors Michael Harvey and Hazel Bradley with visiting tutors Clare Murphy and Steve Killick. All the tutors will also tell during the week.

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

Participant feedback

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.

Storytelling Performance Intensive

Bleddfa Week of Storytelling

Participant Feedback

Looking forward to welcoming you to Bleddfa!

Course content enquiries: Michael Harvey +44 (0)7812 166138