Storytelling Workshop: Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 10am - 4.00pm.
Venue: St. Nicholas Village Hall, St. Nicholas, Goodwick, Dyfed, SA64 0LG.
A friendly ‘Improv’ workshop - games and exercises involving verbal improvisation - making stuff up is the name of the game. Flights of fancy, ludicrous claims, entertaining lies, strange stories and daft ideas. Surprise yourself with your own inventiveness and spontaneous effusions. Not to mention volcanic eruptions of creativity.
Useful for developing your spontaneous speaking skills, verbal inventiveness and ‘thinking on your feet’, but also just great fun.
Great for embryonic storytellers who’d like to experiment with spontaneous storytelling and improvisation in a friendly, supportive group of fellow over-50’s learners.
Good for any over-50’s who relish using their grey cells; enjoy lively young-minded company; and who are not too old to play!
If you’ve done Improv before you’ll know it is challenging and fun - if you haven’t - come and try something new with a really friendly tutor.
Susan Richardson is a poet and performer whose fourth collection of poetry, Words the Turtle Taught Me, has just been published by Cinnamon Press. Themed around endangered marine species, it evolved from her recent residency with the Marine Conservation Society. Her previous three collections include Creatures of the Intertidal Zone (2007), inspired by her own, and others’, journeys through the increasingly fragile Arctic environment, and skindancing (2015) which explores human-animal metamorphosis and our intimacy with, and alienation from, the wild and our animal selves.
Susan has performed her work at festivals from Hay to Adelaide, on Radio 4 while enjoying a four-year stint as one of the poet-performers on Saturday Live, and on BBC2 to complement their coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show. She is currently poet-in-residence with both the global animal welfare initiative, World Animal Day, and the British Animal Studies Network.
Susan’s New book - Words the Turtle Taught Me - ‘vital, glorious, salutary’ (Philip Hoare)
Storyteller Deb Winter, who worked for Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, BTCV and the Environmental Trainers Network in another life, has created a number of ‘green-themed’ shows with The Magic of Green, The Green Phoenix, Call of the Wild, the Company of Birds.
Deb is an engaging and popular storyteller and has performed at Cheltenham Science Festival, Bristol Storyfest, Swansea Fringe, Tenby Arts, End of the Road and Priddy Folk Festival and well as locally for Fforest, Transition Bro Gwaun, the National Trust at Stackpole. Deb hosts Straeon Gwaun/Fishguard Storytelling at Peppers and has brought some of Wales’ top storytellers to Fishguard.
In ‘Fins & Skins’, poet and storyteller are united by a deep love for the ocean.
Venue: Canolfan Morgannwg, 32 - 36 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LG. UK
Date: Saturday, 30th September, 1 - 5pm
Venue: Church House, Upper Frog Street, Tenby SA70 7JG
Date: Saturday, 23rd September, 2pm
Storytelling with Deb Winter
Lively Storyteller Deb Winter presents a medley of strange tales to surprise and entertain you.
What is going bump in the night? Who comes in out of the mist? Mysteries and mischief from a playful teller of traditional tales.
For adults rather than children (11+ is fine)
Deb Winter has delighted audiences across Wales and the South West with her mixture of energetically told folk tales and original stories. She won the ‘Storyteller of the Year’ award at Bristol Story Slam 2015, taking home the coveted ‘Yarnspinner’ trophy, and her shows in 2016 & 2017 Bristol Storyfest were sold out. A popular teller on the Story Club circuit and at festivals, Deb lives locally and hosts ‘Fishguard Story Nights/Straeon Gwaun’.
Tickets £5 on the door or from Tenby Arts Festival website www.tenbyartsfest.co.uk
Venue: Smokey Joe's, 15-17 Bennington St, Cheltenham GL50 4ED
Date: Saturday, 10th June, 19:00-20:30
Join the Institute of Physics and storyteller Deb Winter (winner of Bristol Story Slam 2015) for an evening of weird and wonderful science, as scientists share stories which will both surprise and entertain. The full line up will be announced at www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/science-in-the-square/cheltscifest-...around-town
Venue: Cafe Kino, 108 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU
Tickets: On the door, or reserve in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Delyth Jenkins, Deborah Winter and Prue Thimbleby bring you a special show commissioned by the 2016 Gwanwyn Festival: an Evening of storytelling and Celtic harp.
A story of love, loss and transformation. Join Deb and Delyth on a magical journey to the stars.
The ancient goddesses of destiny have been spinning and weaving the threads of our lives for century after century. But new hands take hold of the thread - with strange consequences……
Two stories woven together with autobiography and an interactive demonstration of rope making.
A tryst in a medieval orchard; a journey into forbidden lands; love, redemption and sacrifice.
Travel back in time with storyteller Deb Winter and musician Fiona Barrow (fiddle, harp, accordian) and meet a dark lord and a fair lady. Pass some time with us at the inn with a mysterious stranger. But be very careful what you say to him…words are dangerous things…………
Music: Fiona Barrow is a professional violinist who trained classically and also followed a love of traditional music, playing on the west coast of Ireland for 2 years, and also made a living as a street musician travelling across Europe as a solo act and with various outfits including Tragic Roundabout, Fiasco di Casino, and Swervy World theatre.
She toured with the Doppelganger gypsy orchestra playing at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Skopje Festival in Macedonia and Tuzla in Bosnia. She played a sell-out run on Broadway with Travelling Lights award- winning show ‘Into The West’ and completed several tours with Kneehigh theatre including ‘Tristan and Yseult’ at Sydney festival, Australia, Wellington festival, New Zealand and Spoleto festival in South Carolina. She also toured for 5 years with singer Eve Loiseau in the hit show ‘Piaf -the Songs’.
Fiona has composed and performed for storytelling for many years. She was musician in residence in Somerset for a year with storyteller Jane Flood, and toured the sell-out show ‘Peter and the Wolf’ with Martin Maudsley, appearing Beyond the Border, Bath Fringe and Sage, Gateshead.
Tregwynt Mansion, Castle Morris, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 5UU
Wednesday 27th July; £6 on the door?, or from Seaways Bookshop, Fishguard
Storyteller: Deb Winter Music: Fiona Barrow
A compelling telling of the classic Red Shoes story, given a passionate and original slant by ??Deb Winter, with haunting music from Fiona Barrow.
Followed by 'The Strange Dance' - a tale of magic which will take you down into the other world, where the ?wild ?music of Fiona and the faeries will hold you in thrall.
Put on your own magic shoes and follow them to
La Ruca Cafe, 89 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8AS
Tuesday 2nd February, £6 on the door.
Cafe opens 7pm for a 7.45pm start. Food and drinks available.
Storytellers: Deb Winter & Milly Jackdaw Music: Milly Jackdaw
Venue: West Wales Art Gallery (Upstairs from Peppers Café), 16 West St, Fishguard. SA65 9AE.
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Peppers Café will be open beforehand and afterwards for lunches, coffee and cake etc.
Tickets: On the door £5
Chilly Tales for a winter's day from two warm and witty West Wales Storytellers.
Original songs and music from the mischievous Milly to thaw and chill you by turn.
Bring your hat and gloves and chill out with us at the West Wales Art gallery (upstairs, above Peppers).
Venue: The No Sign Wine Bar, Wind Street, Swansea.
Take a walk on the wild side with stories as old as the forest and as strange as love.
Storyteller: Deborah Winter Music: Delyth Jenkins
Tickets: £5 Available from Seaways Bookshop, Fishguard and on the door (bar licence).
An enchanting evening as harpist Delyth Jenkins and storyteller Deborah Winter weave their magic together to transport you into other realms.
Delyth, described in Taplas as ‘one of Wales’s most accomplished and compelling Celtic harpists’ beguiles audiences with a seductive range of musical emotions, from sparkling enthusiasm to a hypnotic serenity and tenderness. This range is mirrored in Deborah’s energetic storytelling, which can rollercoaster from the sorrows of the human heart to irrepressible humour in a moment.
‘The Strange Dance’ is an imaginative retelling of some intriguing traditional stories wrapped around with the multi-coloured tapestry of Delyth’s music. Dare you put on your Red Shoes and be transported into the world of faery? It is not always easy to come back….
Join Deborah and Delyth for a journey of the imagination in the lovely setting of Tregwynt Mansion’s Ballroom. (Suitable for 12+)
Venue: Priddy, Somerset
Deb will be telling fairytales with her own unique twist (WORD WIZARDS CABARET 6 - 8 pm)
Storyteller: Deb Winter Pirate Crew: Becca & Katie Douthwaite
Venue: Barafundle Bay
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
National Trust Free Event
STORIES BY THE SEA Come and hear about the strange creatures that live under the sea and the ghostly galleon crewed by pirates. 11 - 11.45. Repeated 12 - 12.45. Stories from Deb Winter 1-3pm. Making up Stories together.
Storyteller: Deb Winter Music: Rosie Sleightholme
Venue: Peppers, 16 West St, Fishguard. SA65 9AE.
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Peppers Café will be open beforehand and afterwards for lunches, coffee and cake etc.
Tickets: On the door £6
Join singer Rosie Sleightholme (“Utterly wonderful stuff” - BBC Radio Wales) and storyteller Deb Winter (“Storyteller of the Year” - Bristol Storyfest 2015) as they weave a blend of original and traditional songs and stories, taking you on a magical journey into forbidden forests, wild seashores and strange lands.
"Once Upon A Time there was a Storyteller so entertaining and enthralling that whole audiences fell off their seats laughing or fell silent with amazement and never spoke again……"
Well, ok, that's an exaggeration but audiences do get totally absorbed in my stories - sometimes it's so quiet you could hear a mouse scratching its ear; at other times there is much chuckling and guffawing.
I like to take traditional stories and give them a tweak or a twist. I like to touch the heart or tickle your laughter organ.
I love words: powerful, juicy, voluptuous, fiery, sensuous and comical words. Words that will draw you into the deep dark forest or into the scented Arabian night. Words that will keep you in the story until the demon is defeated or the poor man finds his princess.
Entertaining, interactive Story Workshops for schools or children's groups. Designed to encourage creativity and confidence and widen vocabulary.
Children gain fluency with words and greater powers of description. Sessions can be themed to fit your curriculum.
Storytelling makes stories fun and exciting, encouraging children to read more and make up their own stories.
Fairy Tales with a twist; myths and legends; folk tales from around the world; wonder tales and strange adventures. Humorous, action-packed, magical, moving, mysterious or surprising.
You can book me for Festivals, Ceremonies, Public or Private Functions, Medieval Fayres and Banquets; after-dinner entertainment or to enhance any occasion you choose.
If you'd like to be a Storyteller, or simply gain confidence about speaking in front of an audience, this course is for you.
A fun, relaxed and supportive day, building your skills gently until your Inner Performer bursts forth.
Lots of fun, lots of practice in a safe atmosphere, lots of help from a skilled storyteller to develop your own unique voice.
You'll be surprised at how much you'll enjoy this course - you won't want to go home!
“Thank you so much for such a superb performance and teaching slot yesterday. Everyone did so enjoy it. I felt so inspired that I have been musing over three different stories, pacing back and forth in my mind trying to find a wordpath to the journey I am on.”
“I thought the storytelling workshop was excellent. I really enjoyed the session and found it very inspiring.”
“Your enthusisam is infectious!”
“I have found my inner performer!”