A quiet month for performing/telling stories, however I have had time to work on some new stories.
I have also been working away in the background on several projects for this year.
I have been working with The Society for Storytelling, on their free schools pack. I contributed a recorded Oral Story for the pack, along with some advice for storytelling to children. It is all part of a free pack with lots of advice, recordings of other storytellers telling their favourite stories and various other resources for schools. It is designed to enhance the understanding of how Oral Storytelling develops children’s, verbal storytelling skills and narrative structures. As well as their creative, imaginative brains and written storytelling skills. It is designed to run alongside National Storytelling Week in February.
I was able to ‘birth’ a new story at the lovely Woodbridge Storytelling club, Tapas ‘n’ Tales, this month, as their special guest, I am grateful for it being well received.
I have also been working on two children’s Mental Health projects and on an adult Mental Health storytelling initiative. More on this later in the year.
I have also had a meeting related to the ‘Dying Matters’ initiative and how Oral Storytelling can help with the often taboo area of death and dying.
In addition I have been responding to several storytelling enquiries, some new and some from people and organisations that I have previously worked with. So lots under wraps that I am working on. I will share things as they develop.
Perhaps I might see some of you at the Oral storytelling night that I run in Chelmsford , called ‘Tall Tales & Short Stories’. It is on this Sunday 26th January. You will find further details elsewhere on my website or on my Facebook page. Thank you Shane