Storytelling @ Karamel Kids

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Spent this morning at the Karamel Restaurant watching Mike Dodworth the storyteller.  It was a morning of storytelling for kids. It’s a lovely arts venue and Mike captivated children (including mine) with his delightful stories featuring animals in the forest. He had a wonderful way of including his audience in the story, by allowing them to say what […]

Artwork for Anancy the spider man

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When I do live, oral storytelling it means that every time I retell a story it is unique.  It is my interpretation and version of that story.  That’s one of the most compelling aspects of the ancient tradition of oral storytelling.  The stories are not read or memorised, they are ‘retold’. In the same way […]

Collecting stories

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Everyone is a storyteller – we tell stories everyday to each other from ‘what happened on the way to work’ to ‘family memories’.    We tell each other stories to share information, relate and inspire on may levels. Whilst researching Anancy trickster stories to re-tell to children, I also decided to collect stories from around […]

Storytelling at the Eden Project

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During the Jubilee bank holiday weekend we visited Cornwall and stayed in a valley lodge on St. Tinney’s farm.  It’s a beautiful location, in rural Cornwall.  Although it rained heavily at times, the air was fresh and the woods were perfect for exploring. On one of the sunny days, we headed out to the Eden […]