We offer storytelling workshops and performances as well as teacher training sessions in primary and secondary schools across Cumbria and the rest of the UK.

For more details, email: emily@emilyhennessey.co.uk

 


Past workshops

Intermediate Level Storytelling Workshop

 30th July – 3rd August 2018

“The Three Pillars of Storytelling” led by Nick Hennessey

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

Aimed at aspiring storytellers with experience of performing, and a basic repertoire of traditional stories to draw on, this fun and intensive 4 day workshop explores three fundamental aspects of storytelling: body, language and story.

Through exercises, discussion and shared curiosity we will investigate the territory of each pillar, building skills and mastering the architecture of folktale and myth.

With the Lakeland Fells on our doorstep we will take a day to venture out amongst the mountains and becks, finding the elemental forces in our bodies and words.

Come along preparing to be encouraged, challenged and inspired. 

For further information contact Nick: nick@nickhennessey.co.uk

http://nickhennessey.co.uk/the-three-pillars-of-storytelling

www.nickhennessey.co.uk

Price £250, including food, excluding accommodation.

 


Storytelling for Beginners

5th-8th August 2018

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

At 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 three 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 feels 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. 

For further information contact Nick: nick@nickhennessey.co.uk

http://nickhennessey.co.uk/beginners-workshop

www.nickhennessey.co.uk

Price £200, including food, excluding accommodation.