Cheers for the comment. I hope to head to Scotland soon, I am dying to do that northern railway line! I will try to post on the Celtic discussion soon...a favourite Celtic tale for children..So that means I have to pick one?!?
go n'eiri leat mo chara
Thanks for the comment. Looking forward to seeing you in Dundee too - we will be in the Botanics again - but hopefully it'll be open this time!
It's a shame you won't be here on the 7th June - we're having a family storytelling day.
Greetings! I hope you find Professional Storyteller useful and informative. I sure do! Won't you consider participating in the "Applied Storytelling: the Power of Story" group? We would love to have you! Best wishes. STEVE
Hi Emma! Yes it's certainly a wonderful place... only trouble is it's so far away from everywhere! Still, I wouldn't swop it, especially when the sun sets against the granite walls and the sea is lit up. You can imagine anything. Just got back from a pub telling and what a great feeling, to give people back their own stories!
I saw your comment about Cornwall on Jill's page and am delighted to find a Scottish/Cornish connection. I too love the Arthurian tales, as well as other Celtic tales from down here and beyond, including the old Cornish tales. I agree about teaching storytelling...and children light up with it, don't they?
I find it amazing that the way stories for telling are structured so that they are almost instantly memorisable by the audience. (is that a word?) I'd love to be able to create a tale that would spread so easily.
We teach kids to write stories on www.kidsonthenet.com I'm wondering whether we could get them telling stories as podcasts, or videos or whether storytelling only works in person. Any thoughts?
there's storytelling for children every saturday at 13.00 in the basement of Kult.kafeen at Sølvberget. It's free entrance and after the sølvberget website started posting our event the number of audience has just skyrocketed :) But there's lots of space, and you're more than welcome to join in, with or without children :)
This week we're very busy, but we'll try to attend your performance. It looks great!
Hi, yes I am so excited about the storytelling. When I first came to Barcelona I was an English teacher then I started up the theatre company which was great and kept me up all night writing material, new plays and teacher workbook material. Now I have the theatre company up and running. (We just have to do a few rehearsals a year to get us back up to speed, ready for the bookings we have throught out the school year.) I am going mad for the storytelling, I can't get enough. I love researching stories, looking for new material etc. and this has been a great place to meet people involved in it all. Serena x
Hi Emma, That's all very useful. I will have a look at those web sites you recommend. I have a big interview on Tuesday at the Dept de Ed. of Catalunya. They are very interested in storytelling and have two projects they are launching, one in schools and the other in libraries. I want to make sure I'm prepared for it. Serena x
so far the stories I have told to adults have been at clubs such as the Guid Crack and the Storytelling cafe at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Both are great venues if you're ever in Edinburgh. Also at nursing homes, where I tell folk tales with the emphasis on humour. Sometimes some of the audience at the care homes appear to be asleep which can be rather offputting, but one old lady told me on my last visit "I had my eyes closed so I could see it better." So I tell myself that's what they're all doing! When I do tours of Edinburgh it's to small groups and the stories are shorter because if you stand still in one spot on the Royal Mile for too long the tourists often start turning blue, especially now we're in autumn! I am trying to get experience telling to adults in a therapeutic context, and currently waiting to shadow other tellers in this area. I'm keen for you to tell me about the work you do with adults too!
Hi Emma. Thanks very much for your comments. Sounds like we have a lot in common. I have enjoyed reading your page and your music sets a perfect atmosphere. Tell me more about your theatre plans and your work in ELT. Serena x
HI Emma, I've just moved here form Dundee. Where are you from? I'll be in Edinburgh next week for the Storytelling Festival along with a good friend, Nina who is in Stavanger. Do you know her? I am not planning course here becasue in February we move to Allesund, north of Bergen. How do you come to be here?