Tuesday, 15 November 2016 -
10:30am to 1:30pm

British Council, Bengaluru,invites you to a Storytelling Workshop by Giles Abbott

Workshop overview

Welcome to Storytelling with one of the leading storytellers from the UK, Giles Abbott. In this workshop, we will share in 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:

Have an understanding of what oral storytelling is.

Have learned basic but important tips and techniques effective storytelling in a variety of contexts from performance, to education to everyday life

Be inspired to share stories with others

 Event Details 

Fee: Rs 2500 (for Library members) / Rs 3000 (for non-members) per participant

No. of seats: 25

To register, write to or call 0120-4569000/6684353.

Please note that fee once paid is non-refundable. Payment can be made at the Library Front Desk by cash/card/cheque. Refreshments will be served.

Trainer Brief

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.

Training Methodology

  • Share your stories
  • Participative approach
  • Brainstorming session

Session Outline

During the workshop you will:

  • Work with traditional stories such as folktales and world mythology. 
  • Explore different styles of storytelling.
  • Participate in storytelling exercises.
  • Have fun exploring how we can use our voices and gestures to help tell a story.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

Who Should Attend?

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


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