Story Telling

People have been telling stories for as long as the human race has existed. Stories have been told and shared in every culture and every land - this oral tradition predates the written word.  Stories are learned image by image, rather than word by word; they can be told and retold many times and are often changed and adapted in each telling.

Members of this group have an interest in stories, folklore and legends and may also wish to create their own tales.  We learn and practise new skills to help us improve our storytelling techniques.

With the growth of modern technology this ancient art form could so easily be lost to future generations.  Our aim is to help keep alive and promote the magic in stories.

Anyone who enjoys listening to a good tale is also welcome to come along - stories only come alive when someone listens!

 

Meetings

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the Month, from 2 - 4pm at the Group Leader's home.

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Visits

We occasionally go to The White Lion Bridgnorth Real Ale Pub, where they hold Story Telling sessions on the second Tuesday of the month from 8pm to 10pm.

We also occasionally go to the Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath, where they hold the Birmingham Storytelling Cafe on the third Wednesday of the month from 6.30pm onwards, £7 entrance fee.

We have also held meetings at Bishops Wood Education Centre and been invited to tell stories at events held there.

 

2017 Meetings and Events

January: Meeting, Thursday,18th February, 2 - 4pm, Group Leader's house

February: Meeting, Thursday,16th February, 2 - 4pm, Group Leader's house

March: Meeting, Thursday 16th March.  Please contact Group Leader for details of the venue on

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July: Festival at the Edge

Here is the website for the Festivalhttp://www.festivalattheedge.org    

The venue is Dearnford Lake where there is a regular camping site which also welcome caravans. There are toilets and showers available in the café there during opening hours. www.dearnford.net  

August: No meeting.

September: Meeting, Thursday, 21st September, 2 - 4pm, Group Leader's house

October:  Tuesday 10th October:  Storytelling Session at White Lion in Bridgnorth 8pm.

October:  Meeting, Thursday 19th October, 2 - 4pm, Group Leader's house

November: Meeting, Thursday 16th November, 2 - 4pm, Group Leader's house

 

2016 Meetings and Events

February: "Into the Woods", Sunday 7th February, 11am - 4pm, an opportunity at Bishops Wood 2016 for us to tell Traditional Stories.

February: Meeting, Thursday,18th February, 2 - 4pm, my house

March: Meeting, Thursday,17th March 2 - 4pm, venue to be confirmed.

April: “The Forbidden Door” - Storyteller Daniel Morden and the Devil’s Violin Company Thursday 14th April, 7.30pm,Bishops Wood,- £8 Concessions.

April: Meeting, Thursday,21st April, 2 - 4pm, my house

May: Bluebell Walk, Sunday 8th May, 2pm -4.30pm, another opportunity at Bishops Wood for us to tell stories of bluebells, witches and fairy folk in the secret glades and bowers.

June: Meeting, Thursday 16th June, 2-4pm, my house: "The Horse of Power" Project.

July: Workshop, Monday 11th July, 2.15 - 4.30pm, my house: "The Horse of Power" Workshop.

July: Festival at the Edge,15th - 17th July, 25th Anniversary Event! www.festivalattheedge.org

August: Meeting, Friday 19th August, 2-4pm, venue to be confirmed.

September 15th: Monthly Meeting: at Group Leader's house

October 20th: Monthly Meeting: at Group Leader's house

November 17th: Monthly Meeting: at Group Leader's house

 

2015 Meetings and Events

August: No meeting

September: Meeting,Thursday 17th September, at Group Leader's house, 2 - 4pm, own choice of stories.

October: Meeting,Thursday 15th October, at my house, 2 - 4pm.

November: Meeting, Thursday 19th November, at my house, 2 - 4pm.

November: "The Golden Oak: The Magic of Trees" - Storyteller Cat Weatherill, Friday 20th November, 7.30pm, Bishops Wood, concessions £8.

 

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