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image for Workshop/Course item typeThe Bleddfa Week of Storytelling at The Bleddfa Centre

Workshop/Course, Thu 16 - Wed 22 Aug 2018, £345-£375

Bleddfa Storytelling Participants 2017

Bleddfa Storytelling Participants 2017

Details

Come and discover your own unique voice as a storyteller and immerse yourself in the ancient art of storytelling in a converted barn among the rolling Welsh hills. The focus of the week is on traditional, orally derived stories which could include myths, legends, folktales, from any period or place. We bring a large selection of books with us for you to browse so don’t worry about arriving without a specific story to work on.

Storytellers of all levels of experience are welcome to the week long course. Many participants arrive never having told a story before, others have already done the course before and some earn part of their living from telling stories so this course will suit most levels. An orientation and initiation for those who are new and a fresh re-discovery of what drew us into the world of stories in the first place and a renewed joy and commitment for those with more experience.

The bulk of the sessions are delivered by Michael Harvey and Hazel Bradley, the two resident tutors, with additional teaching from two guest tutors. This year we are delighted to say that we will be welcoming Sue Hollingsworth and Malcolm Green to work with us for a day each. You can find out more information about the tutors here: https://bleddfaweekofstorytelling.wordpress.com/tutors/.

The week is based around practical exercises and activities with ample time to work in groups and individually in the story-soaked atmosphere of rural Mid-Wales. Participants are encouraged to find their own unique voice within a supportive and like-minded group with tuition from top storytellers. There is also lots of time to tell, both in pairs and small groups as well as in the two evening ceilidhs which are open to the public.

Daily warm-ups and varied workshops look at specific aspects of story preparation and delivery followed by story sharing in the group and evening performances. Individual tutorials are available and you will have access to an extensive collection of books of stories and related subjects.

We can recommend places to stay in the area, alternatively there is space to camp in the orchard at the Bleddfa Centre.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 16 - Wed 22 Aug 2018

Prices

Early Birds £345 (if booked by 30th March)
£375 thereafter

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Contact

Sarah Pearson

01547 550377

Address

Bleddfa,
Nr Knighton,
Powys,
LD7 1PA

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 204682  Lat: 52.30748 Long: -3.16521

The Bleddfa Centre is in the middle of Bleddfa village (OS2068), opposite the Hundred House Inn and next to the Church of St Mary Magdalene. The village is on the A488 between Knighton and Llandrindod Wells. The nearest station is in Knighton, on the Heart of Wales line.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality