The Art of Storytelling - Workshop by Giles Abbott

Saturday, 19 November 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

About the workshop:

Welcome to Storytelling with one of the leading storytellers from the UK, Giles Abbott. In this workshop, we will share the magic of creating and telling stories using our imaginations, voices and bodies. Along the way, get tips, challenges, and guidelines to help you create your own storytelling activities.

Workshop Objectives

By the end of this workshop, you can expect to:

  • Gain understanding of what oral storytelling is
  • Basic but important tips and techniques of effective storytelling
  • Be inspired to share stories with others

Training Methodology

  • Brainstorming session
  • Participative approach
  • Work with partners, in groups and the whole group
  • Share your stories

Session outline

  • Tell us what you think
  • Share your stories
  • Tips and tricks of effective storytelling using stories shared by participants

About Giles Abbott:

Giles Abbott started storytelling in 1999 in response to sudden and serious, but not total, sight loss in 1998. Giles performs regularly at major storytelling festivals (Festival at the Edge, Beyond the Border, West Country Storytelling Festival, and Whitby International Folk Week). Giles was awarded the solo commission (adult) for Edge 2007, for which he composed a new telling of the Irish epic “Deirdre”. He continues to perform in clubs all over England.

Giles was resident storyteller at the Chelsea Community Hospital Schools from 2005-12 and works every week in primary and secondary schools, mostly, but not exclusively, in London. In 2007 he was awarded a British Telecom “Speaking & Listening” Award for a project undertaken for Dubasha Foundation, using storytelling as a mechanism by which children of 3rd generation Guajarati descent were enabled to dramatically increase their confidence, pride and attainment in their bilingual ability.

Who can attend:

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

Registration Fee details:

For British Council Member  :      INR 2500/- per participant

For Non – Member               :      INR 3000/- per participant

How to register:

Prior registration is required to attend this workshop. For registration please contact Kamal Bhardwaj at 0172-5203014 or email at