Storytelling

Storytelling Workshop

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The Next Step. I’ve recently returned from a brilliant 2 day storytelling workshop, led by Michael Harvey.  I’ve had the priviledge of attending one of his intensive performance courses at the Bleddfa Centre in Wales and so I knew this was going to be excellent. Our venue was Little Holland house – now a museum […]

Festivals

Chinese New Year

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Wendy Shearer setting up at the Science Museum

The legend of Nian The Cultural Events team at the Science Museum, asked me to tell the story of Chinese New Year and the legend of the monster Nian.  This was part of their Chinese New Year event called ‘China Lates’.  An evening event filled with dance, presentations and storytelling to celebrate Chinese New Year. […]

Festivals

The Importance of Storytelling for Children

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National Storytelling Week The Book People asked me to contribute to their blog article about the importance for storytelling for children. This is in honour of National Storytelling Week which was started by Storyteller and Folklorist Del Reid.  I was delighted to share some of my thoughts on how I feel it benefits children: ‘Oral Storytelling […]

Festivals

National Storytelling Week

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Telling stories and celebrating the oral tradition National Storytelling Week runs from January 26th-February 2nd and was created by Storyteller and Folklorist Del Reid. He is a founding member of the Society for Storytelling and began National Storytelling Week 19 years ago!  It is a fantastic celebration of the Oral Tradition with storytelling events being held […]

Myths

Storytelling in Ecuador

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Wendy Shearer storytelling in Colegio Menor School, Ecuador

Mountains, volcanos & local food I’ve recently returned from storytelling in Ecuador with Dream On Productions. It was part of a 3 week tour where I spent the first 2 weeks storytelling in Schools in Bogotá, Colombia before visiting schools in Quito, Ecuador. My first impression of Ecuador, was the vast landscape.  The capital Quito, is a […]

Folktales

Sharing Caribbean folklore

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Storytelling in Colombia I’ve been on a wonderful cultural and language exchange in Colombia, storytelling for Dream On Productions  They have taken me to schools across the capital in Bogotá, where I’ve been sharing Caribbean folklore.  I visited 5 international, bi-lingual schools and one of them was Colegio San Jorge de Inglaterra in Bogotá. The students and […]