Bleddfa Week of Storytelling

The 2019 course is now over but read on to get more information about how we run the course and if you can see feedback from this year’s course by clicking here. If you want to hear when course details are announced either subscribe to this site or join the Storytelling at Bleddfa facebook page. Click the buttons at the bottom of the page to join.

8th – 14th July 2019

Magical journey, powerful learning, safe space in which to grow and jolly good fun…a good mixture of fun, lightheartedness and serious art crafting…I went from being a superficial storyteller to one who found a connection with myself, the story and the audience. Magic!

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Course fee £395

Come and discover your own unique voice as a storyteller and immerse yourself in the ancient art of storytelling in a converted barn among the rolling Welsh hills. The focus of the week is on traditional, orally derived stories which could include myths, legends, folktales, from any period or place. We bring a large selection of books with us for you to browse so don’t worry about arriving without a specific story to work on.

Storytellers of all levels of experience are welcome to the week long course. Many participants arrive never having told a story before, others have already done the course before and some earn part of their living from telling stories so this course will suit most levels. An orientation and initiation for those who are new and a fresh re-discovery of what drew us into the world of stories in the first place and a renewed joy and commitment for those with more experience.

The teaching sessions are delivered by Michael Harvey and Hazel Bradley who have jointly led the Bleddfa Week of Storytelling for most of its twenty-five year history. In order to celebrate this special birthday we have invited three of the many storytellers who have studied at Bleddfa to return and be our featured tellers for the week. There’s more information on the Performance page.

The week is based around practical exercises and activities with ample time to work in groups and individually in the story-soaked atmosphere of rural Mid-Wales. Participants are encouraged to find their own unique voice within a supportive and like-minded group with tuition from top storytellers. There is also lots of time to tell, both in pairs and small groups as well as in the two evening ceilidhs which are open to the public.

Daily warm-ups and varied workshops look at specific aspects of story preparation and delivery followed by story sharing in the group and evening performances. Individual tutorials are available and you will have access to an extensive collection of books of stories and related subjects.

Click on these links to find out more about the course’s Visiting Storytellers,  Performances, Daily Timetable and Testimonials. 

Some photos from previous years

Click on these links to find out more about the course’s Visiting Storytellers,  Performances, Daily Timetable and Testimonials.

Course Fees for the week including all tuition, tutorials and evening performances but not food.

Accommodation, Food and Travel Information

Booking Enquiries:The Bleddfa Centre +44(0)1547 550 377 hello@bleddfacentre.org

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