This event has been postponed.

Storytelling Workshop with Daniel Morden, Key Stage 3 & 4, Ages 7-11.

This opportunity is open to visually impaired young people who have been – or are currently involved in – Look’s online mentoring project.

Join Look and Daniel Morden, storyteller extraordinaire from The Devil’s Violin (https://www.thedevilsviolin.co.uk/about-us/company-bio/) in these free, fab Arts Council-funded workshops, which are designed to boost confidence and develop self-advocacy skills by developing articulacy and verbal fluency through storytelling. Our objective is for young VI people to feel confident in knowing how to effectively communicate their needs to the rest of the world.

Each workshop is 2 hours long, to include breaks with a practice session between the two workshops. The two workshops will take place at 2pm on Thursday 16th and Thursday 23rd April.

Hosted on Zoom, once registered you will receive an email with the Zoom joining instructions.

Participants will need a way of making notes, if possible.

Here’s what’s in store…

Workshop1

  • An introduction to storytelling and getting to know the group
  • Daniel will tell a story to the group followed by a discussion of the structure of the story and the techniques used
  • We’ll discuss what makes a good story and what it means to be a good storyteller, how to keep your listeners engaged and captivated and how to make a story really interesting
  • How to use your voice in different ways to convey different things

At the end of the first workshop each participant will be given an audio recording by Daniel of a short story.

Each participant will be asked to practice telling the story they’ve been given during the week leading up to workshop2

The mid-way practice session will take place on April 17th online (Zoom) with your partner.

Workshop 2

  • Participants perform their story in pares to the rest of the group
  • Discuss each storytelling and talk about the different parts of the story and how it was told, what techniques the storyteller used and how the storyteller might be able to improve