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The Ancient Art of Storytelling
Fri 7 July 2017, 10:00 – 13:00 BST
It is believed that storytelling is one of the many things that connect us together. Humans are perhaps the only animals that create and tell stories.
The oldest surviving tale in the storytelling history is the epic, Gilgamesh, relating to the deeds of a famous Sumerian king. The earliest known record in the origin of storytelling can be found in the Egypt, when the sons of Cheops entertained their father with stories.
The history of storytelling reveals that the stories came as myths, legends, fairy tales, trickster stories, fables, ghost tales, hero stories, and epic adventures. These were the stories that were told and retold.
Passing down from generations, these stories reflect the wisdom and knowledge of early people. There are stories often used to explain important but often confusing events and disasters in nature at those early times. For example - fire, storms, thunder, floods, tidal waves, lightening etc; It was common for people to believe in the stories of gods, which bound them to a common heritage and beliefs.
Come along to this workshop and learn more about story weaving with the amazing Bethan Christopher. Bethan is a published author, life coach, artist and illustrator, blogger, mum, creator of the Gorgeousness Programme for Teens and Co Creator of the Goal Mapping Addiction Recovery programme. Bethan is an all around inspirational lady.
On this workshop you will:
Discover the key elements to story telling
Learn how to bring the five senses into a story
Understand how to make stories appropriate for different audiences
Experiment with different story telling exercises
Improve your story telling confidence
Adopt a story to take home and build on
Grasp why story telling is so powerful and we can use storytelling to make a difference in our lives
Venue details will be provided nearer the time as weather dependent but will be in Brighstone.
Workshop is free to anyone who is unemployed or who has experience of mental distress.