I've just found this site, so am just starting to look around...and what a pleasure it is to meet another teller from Cornwall. I tell at schools, National Trust properties and other venues,but festivals is an area I've not made it to yet...so any advice you have would be very welcome.
With best wishes
Thanks for the welcome, Alan. I'd span the miles in an instant for such a conference as the SfS Gathering. Tributes to you for weaving through the glitches gracefully. I returned home inspired and energized, already anticipating next year's reunion. Somehow (hopefully) I'll make it back. Meanwhile, Alan, best with all your telling and other endeavors. Say hello to your sweet wife as well.
Welcome to Professional Storyteller. I am glad you found your way to the site. The UK is one of those places I have not yet had the opportunity to visit (except on a layover and that doesn't count - haha). My father's family descends from Wales so it is a trip I definitely need to take! Explore the site and make some new friends. We sure do have fun here! Best wishes and Happy Tales to You!
Dianne de Las Casas
Founder of Professional Storyteller
Welcome to the coolest site on the planet. I am glad you are here. I told stories in the UK in Derby at the Flying Donkeys Storytellers and at Hilton Primary School and at the Baby Bumpers DayCare at the Toyota Plant near Derby. I love your terrific country and wonderful country side, and especially the great tellers I met there. Do you know Helen Frances? Jump right in on this group... check out the forums... start a group or join one... this is great stuff. Upload your audio files so we can hear you tell or even your video. But most importantly... just have fun.
I'm sure you've heard what an exceptional place this is - it's a real boon to tellers of all stripes.
Take a bit of time to check out, investigate, play with, etc. the various pages - Main Page, Teller Pages, Video, audiofiles, Photos, Forums, Groups (esp. FAQ Group for questions you may have). You will be both surprised and delighted to discover some of the great tellers on this site. You have the opportunity to ask questions, inititate discussions, create groups, upload your videos, photos, etc. -exchange ideas and discuss (virtually) endlessly all manner of storytelling-related issues and concerns.
Very glad you have made your way to us, and I look forward to hearing (and/or seeing) your contributions to the site.