A participatory training opportunity designed to lead attendees through some of the key principles behind the ancient art of storytelling in order to strengthen their practice.
Within the arts sector, we are constantly being called upon to tell our stories. Our stories help us to forge partnerships, secure funding, draw audiences and much else besides. But how can we implement our stories for maximum impact whilst staying true to our authentic sense of purpose? This workshop will support attendees in this process. Telling stories in this way can often be seen as a collaboration between the teller and the listener as each era has discovered new relevance in centuries old tales.
This training is presented in collaboration with The Village Storytelling Centre, a Glasgow CAN member organisation, committed to the development of applied storytelling, based in Pollock in the Southside of Glasgow. Their work encompasses the use of story to explore self-reflection and evaluation, with recent training recipients including the Scottish Social Services Council, the NHS and The Glasgow Social Enterprise Network.
Using active creative exercises and discussion throughout, and led by a professional storyteller, the training will cover;
-The challenges of recognising your own story
-Using storytelling as a tool for self-reflection
-Creating and using basic story structure
-Understanding what to keep and what to leave out
-Sharing your story with a different audience
Following the training attendees will be equipped with the tools to shape their stories as they grow and change across the many contexts and formats in which it may be shared.
Training workshop leader Sam Rowe has a Masters' Degree in Arts, Festival and Cultural Management and a background in theatre. He has worked with The Village Storytelling Centre since April 2017 and is passionate about creating spaces where people can discover new understandings of the skills and talents that they harbour within themselves. For more information please visit The Village's website; www.villagestorytelling.org.uk
The workshop will run from 10am-1pm on Tuesday 23rd April at Scottish Youth Theatre. Light refreshments provided.
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