Open mouth, Story Jump out! - Storytelling Workshop, led by Nick Hennessey

Date:Sun 03 Feb
Time:11am - 5pm
Venue:J3
Price:£40 | Troop members £30

Ever wondered what it would be like to tell a traditional story? Ever wished you had a story to tell? Then this workshop is for you, both a beginner’s introduction to storytelling and further exploration for non-beginners.  We will explore our inherent skills at spinning a yarn. Drawing on traditional sources, both literate and oral, we will look at different forms of stories, folktale, legend, wonder tale and epic myth, focusing on story structure, language and voice projection, helping you take your first step or next step in telling a story to an audience.

It takes courage to invite the listeners’ attention, and it takes skill to hold it. With care and support, Nick will lead you towards learning how to honour the listener and the story in equal measure.

Come along preparing to be encouraged, challenged and inspired.

Nick Hennessey is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, playwright, folk singer, song writer and musician. He has told stories for more than 20 years, performing at venues such as the Southbank Centre and the Royal Albert Hall. He is particularly drawn to North European cultural traditions and has been awarded high honours in Finland for his work on their National Epic, Kalevala. He is a sought after artistic collaborator, working with top of the field musicians and storytellers. With a deep appreciation for the key role that stories play in how we learn about and express ourselves and the world, whether in communities, businesses or schools, he works extensively in helping draw out our natural storytelling skills.

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Age: 16+

PLEASE NOTE: The workshop is 6 hours long, with breaks to be confirmed (so if a full hour is taken for lunch the workshop may end at 6pm)

All prices shown include booking fees.

Bar and box office open 1 hour before event start time.

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