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From: JADowling_at_aol_dot_com
Date: 25 January 2011 19:55:43 GMT
Subject: Surrey storytelling workshops- urgent update!

Friday 28th January:  
Winston Nzinga tells “Veranda Tales” at Three Heads in a Well Adult Storytelling Circle 7.30-10pm

African/Caribbean storyteller, percussionist and singer will regale you with the stories shared on the Jamaican veranda. Listen to the stories, join in with the singing, play an instrument shaker, bell or drum and we’ll have some fun!

Part of National Storytelling Week

Venue: The Sanctuary.St. Michael's Church, Church Street, Ewell, Surrey. KT17 2AS.       
Time:     7.30- 10pm
Price:     £6/ £4 concessions
Notes: “The Sanctuary” has implemented a “no shoes” policy for the main hall- so please bring sox or soft shoes to change into.
Age restrictions: Not suitable for under 14's


An Update on Workshops!

Thursdays 27 January 2011 to 24 February 2011 (5 sessions)
In the Ever After: Storytelling Skills for Adult Improvers in Ewell

Has been CANCELLED as it did not draw the minimum numbers - so if you were planning to sign up on the night- Sorry!  But if you are interested in an improvers workshop and or weekly evening class where there is a progressive  curriculum do let me know!

Besides the Waxing Lyrical storytelling practice and coaching group, there are two other  storytelling evening class / workshops opportunities for March.
Both of them rely on a minimum number of people enrolling before a certain date - so if you want to take part - please book in advance so that they make their minimum numbers.

Thursdays 03 March 2011 to 31 March 2011 (5 sessions)  7.30-9.30pm
Once Upon a Time: Storytelling Skills for Adult Beginners in Ewell

This course gives you the chance to discover the ancient art of oral storytelling. Experience different ways to learn a story to tell, and then how to tell a story using your voice and body, not just the words. The focus will be on learning and telling a short fable, to enable you to apply storytelling skills to different parts of your life such as telling to children or adults, making presentations and being more confident in job interviews.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

Be able to learn and tell a story
Understand the structure of stories and how to make up a story
Understand how words, body and voice contribute to oral storytelling
Price: £50 (£25 concessions)
Venue: Ewell Court House ,Lakehurst Road ,Ewell ,Surrey KT19 0ED
Time: 19.30- 21.30
Course ref: C3730006
Booking: In advance at  - put storytelling in the keyword search  or WEA Freephone 0800 328 1060

Sat 5th March 10am-5pm
“Down the Rabbit Hole- Storytelling Workshop”   with Pete Castle and Janet Dowling in Guildford
A workshop for everyone interested in storytelling whatever their experience or interests. We will consider working in the English Tradition- Does it exist? What is it? Why should we?
And shifting the perspective of your story- whose point of view are you considering? What would happen to your story if you told it from a different perspective? We will consider different ways of approaching this and you may be surprised at what you find out about stories you thought you know.
There will be the opportunity to network, to ask questions and we’ll end with a story round for you to have a go.

NB: This workshop will be followed by an evening performance by Pete and Janet- see info below on “Curiouser and Curiouser”

Price: £50 or £40 concessions (includes evening performance)
Venue: Guildford Institute , Ward St, Guildford GU1 4LH
Time: course 10am- 5pm : Evening concert 7- 9.30pm
Booking: , or Pete on 01773 822829 or steel.carpet_at_tiscali_dot_co_dot_uk

Saturday 5th March:
Pete Castle and Janet Dowling tell “Curiouser and Curiouser” at Fifth Annual Facts & Fiction – Guildford  7-9.30pm

Pete Castle and Janet Dowling tell traditional and contemporary stories with a few folk songs. You won’t know whether to believe them or not!
Venue: Guildford Institute , Ward St, Guildford GU1 4LH
Time: 7- 9.30pm
Price: £7 or £5 concessions
Booking:  Guildford Tourist Information Centre  01483 444333

Janet Dowling

Just remember- life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain! (Anon )

The words we speak become the house we live in: (Hafiz)

Storyteller, Writer and Folk Animateur in London and SE England
Member of Surrey Storytellers Guild, Society for Storytelling, Equity, NAWE & SEFAN, and Cultural Learning Alliance


We look forward to another year with SEFAN - the e-listings is great by the way - very useful. Kate Murdoch, Making Music South East, Eastern Division

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