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Passing down folktales

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Telling stories in Crouch End We’ve been having a few warm, balmy nights  lately.  Coupled with the sun setting way into the evening hours, we had the perfect recipe for storytelling for grown-ups outdoors. Adventure & fitness community FlyCrew invited me to be part of their summer launch by telling a few Caribbean folktales.  We set up outside […]

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Storytelling in different cultures

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A visit to the International School of London ‘Stories express beliefs, values and ideas’.  This was one of the cenral ideas being explored at the International School of London near Gunnersbury.  I was really pleased to be invited to run storytelling workshops at their school.  We looked at the role of storytelling in different cultures and storytelling […]

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Guyanese folklore stories in Crouch End

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Wendy Shearer storytelling for Crouch End Festival - Guyanese folklore

Storytelling at the Crouch End Festival The Crouch End Arts Festival began on Friday and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in to as many events as I could over the weekend. My Caribbean storytelling session took place on Saturday at Moors Bar.  I told a couple of Caribbean folk tales which I’d adapted to […]