Please note that the Week of Storytelling is not being offered in 2021. Other courses courses are available – please go to the menu for more information.
10.00a.m. Main teaching session with the resident or visiting tutors
1.00p.m. Lunch and free time
3.00p.m. Individual Tutorials (from 3rd day)
4.30p.m. Informal story sharing/working with stories
8.00p.m. Public Performances
The bulk of the teaching, led by Michael and Hazel, will be in the morning. The work is practical, experiential and playful and will give you a clear and creative orientation for your work with stories once you have left the course.
The afternoon story-sharing is a try out slot for stories you are working on. We keep the time slot short to ensure that all can tell a couple of times or more during the week and it is just a time for telling. Constructive feedback is addressed in the main workshop sessions.
The free time is yours do with as you wish. Some people explore the local area, others pore through the hundreds of story books which Hazel and Michael make available and a good few use the time for a well-earned siesta!
Michael and Hazel perform on two of the evenings with the guest storytellers on two of the other nights which leaves two evenings for the participants. These are joyous occasions, open to the public, who also occasionally contribute. The final night is followed by the, now famous, Bleddfa bonfire (weather permitting).
The first day starts at 4pm with a welcome session, orientation, story activity, supper and a storytelling performance with the two resident tutors. The final day finishes after a shared lunch.
Course content inquiries: Michael Harvey +44 (0)7812 166138 firstname.lastname@example.org