Storytelling

Storytelling without props

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Storytelling without props can be fun and spontaneous at times. If I’m storytelling  in a public venue I’ll always have a few props on show just to set the scene like a dragon puppet for Chinese folk tales or an Ali Baba for Arabian Nights tales.  Plus I bring along props for the children to […]

Folktales

Arabian Nights

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During the Easter school holidays, I’ll be telling stories from One Thousand and One Nights at the Art House Crouch End.  I’m really looking forward to sharing stories from the Arabian Nights with children and families. The stories have been collected and re-told over many centuries by various people from India, Persia and Arabia long […]

Folktales

The art of storytelling

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Last week I visited St Aidan’s Primary school for their World Book Day celebrations.  The theme for the day was ‘ the art of storytelling’. It was a really lovely chance to demonstrate to children what skills are needed for oral storytelling.  Even more importantly, it was so much fun to get them using their […]