Stories & How to Tell Them are a series of practical workshops that can be accessed independently or as part of a five day short course. Ursula first developed them for story enthusiasts and educators who had a passing interest in the art form but weren’t sure of how to go about finding, rehearsing or performing a story. The focus of each session is to enable participants to find their own storytelling style. Ursula facilitates this by sharing handy hints, practical skills, structuring and vocal techniques, confessions of belly flops & suggestions of where and how to source captivating material.
- Age Range: Adults and Young People 11 +
- Participant Capacity: 5 to 32
- Duration: 75 Minutes
- Venue Requirements: Audience seating, plenty of floor space & a sound proof room
I could not believe how much I learned in a short time. Working in groups and with plenty of lively discussion we were shown how to identify the essence of a story and then how telling the story from a different angle can radically change it and indeed – how it is told! Ursula has given me the courage to do things differently. Each workshop was a mini master class.
(Bunty Gotts for Whitby Folk Week, 2016)