Date
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 9:30am to Friday, 23 November 2018 - 7:00pm

Program overview:

Learn the art of storytelling with leading storytellers from the UK, Xanthe Gresham and Godfrey Duncan aka TUUP. In the workshop, they will share the magic of creating and telling stories using your imaginations and voices. Get tips and guidelines to help you create your own storytelling activities

Work Objectives:  By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Gain understanding of what oral storytelling is.
  • Important tips and techniques for effective storytelling.
  • Be inspired to share stories with others.

Workshop outline :

Session 1: Storytelling: Introduction to the art of storytelling followed by a short 10/15-minute performance by the storyteller.

Session 2: Techniques in storytelling: How to structure a story, how to remember narrative, how to vary your storytelling using character, rhythm, image and sound effects.

Session 3: In the classroom: Using games and activities to understand the elements of a story and extend it to children.

Session 4: Finding your story: Discuss and work in groups to prepare a story. Share amongst the group and feedback.

Duration: 5 hours including lunch and refreshments

Who should attend?

The workshop is recommended for teachers, trainers, aspiring storytellers and anyone who is interested in storytelling.

Programme Schedule:  

 Xanthe Gresham

Location Workshop Performance How to register?
Chandigarh 14 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 09:30 am-2:30 pm 14 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 5:30 pm onwards

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Bangalore 20 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 09:30 am-2:30 pm 20 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 5:30 pm onwards

For workshops:

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For Performance:

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Hyderabad 22 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 09:30 am-2:30 pm 22 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 5:30 pm onwards

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Chennai

23 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

23 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 5:30 pm onwards

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Godfrey Duncan aka Tuup

Location Workshop Performance How to register?
Delhi 18 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 09:30 am-2:30 pm 16th Nov - 18th Nov at IGNCA Central Lawns, 11 Mansingh Road

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Pune 20 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 10:00 am-2:00 pm 20 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 5:00 pm onwards

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Ahmedabad 21 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 09:30 am-2:30 pm 21 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 5:30 pm onwards

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Kolkata

23 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 10:00 am-2:30 pm

23 Nov at the British Council. Timings: 7:00 pm onwards

For workshops:

Members, click here.

Non-members, click here.

For Performance:

Please write to arnisha.dey@britishcouncil.org

Please note registration is on first come first server basis.

Trainer brief:

Godfrey Duncan, born in London, TUUP-an aspiring drummer and performance poet started to move into performance Caribbean dub-poetry in early 80’s. He has breath of experience as a professional storyteller and covers 30 years and more, working in many Festivals around the world, in all the sectors of education, from primary to on-line open university to the art festivals and over-seas workshops for British Council.

Xanthe Gresham is a storyteller with a distinctive, physical, performance style, who delights in magic and the preposterous, in equal measure! Alongside performances in theatres and art centers, Xanthe has performed in festivals, schools and libraries across the UK, Ireland, France, Slovenia, Holland, Switzerland and New Zealand. The British Museum states that working with Xanthe ensures first rate storytelling and first-rate performance that forges powerful links with listeners.

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