Beginner’s Workshop

An Easter Retreat in The Lake District

Storytelling workshop: 18th-22nd April 2019

“Open mouth, Story Jump out!” Storytelling for Beginners, led by Nick Hennessey

Brigsteer Village Hall, South Cumbria, home to Stealing Thunder Storynights.

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, a complete beginner’s introduction to storytelling.

Over four days 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. On at least one day we will venture out into the beautiful Lake District fells to share stories in natural settings.

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.

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Price £200, including food, excluding accommodation.