Related Web Sites
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If you would like to have an appropriate site listed on this page,
Robert Turner. (This page with its impressive amount of information and links, was originally created by Kevin Blackburn, and at present only slightly amended by Rob to try to keep it up to date).
The lists of web sites are split into:
Organisations and Groups,
Festivals and Events
(where these have permanent web pages) and
Individuals and Partnerships. These are followed by details of related
Web Logs (Blogs)
Storytelling Sites - Organisations and Groups
The Society for Story
is a member of the
Folk Art Network.
The Folk Arts Network was established in the early 1990's, with funding support from Arts Council England,
in order to bring together the small but growing number of organisations and individuals dedicated to Folk Development in England.
Storytelling events in Birmingham and the Midlands with plenty of
supporting material. The most successful series of storytelling events
in the country, now touring national and international storytellers to
arts and community venues. A great night out in a relaxed coffee house
atmosphere and some of the greatest storytelling you will ever hear.
See also Graham Langley's own home page (link to
Storytelling Web Ring
Primarily US material, but this is a link into many storytelling
sites, including this one and others notes here.
The Folklore Society
The term "folklore" was coined in 1846 to refer to the
ballads, folktales and customs of the rural past. Even by the time
the Folklore Society was founded in 1878 the meaning of the term was
under review, and it has been continually expanded and reshaped ever
since. Nowadays "folklore" is taken to refer to the
everyday culture and cultural traditions of all social groups -
young as well as old, urban as well as rural, ourselves as well as
others. The Folklore Society aims to be a lively organisation,
responsive to members' needs in terms of activities, research
facilities and information services.
The website of Mythstories museum of myth and fable.
Green Man Review: Roots & Branches of Music and Literature
These pages (formerly known as Folk Tales) existed as a print-based
newsletter for well over twenty-five years, before moving to an
exclusively-online format. It focuses on books, music and other good
things. Our main focus is folk music in all its aspects, from the
Celtic and English traditions to folk rock to world music, fiction
of a related nature, and non-fiction books (biographies of folks who
fit within our folk motif, folklore, musiclore, and related
non-fiction.) It also covers other subjects: interviews, essays on
folk tales, concert reviews, and upcoming major festivals.
Network of Biblical Storytellers (US & International)
We tell the sacred stories of the biblical tradition, seeking the
authenticity that comes from understanding the original meaning of
the stories in their ancient context and from exploring their
connections in contemporary life.
London Crick Crack Club
Since 1987 the Crick Crack Club has been at the forefront of innovative Performance Storytelling in Britain,
identifying and developing artists capable of unleashing the rich passions and archaic energies of international
wonder tales and myth for contemporary adult audiences.
The Crick Crack Club has forged steady links with many individuals and organisations abroad and through its events,
training programmes and promotion of excellence, has shaped and influenced a generation of the best storytellers in
England, Wales and Northern Europe.
The London Centre for International Storytelling
The charity, The London Centre for International Storytelling, was founded in October 2004,
to promote the art and practice of oral storytelling by providing opportunities for the sharing and perpetuation of
oral traditions from all cultures.
The long-term aim of LCIS is to establish a permanent, dedicated venue for international storytelling and
other complementary traditional narrative arts, in London.
The Cafe Credo Storytellers web site, of Notting Hill, London. Cafe
Credo is a monthly Biblical and Traditional Storytelling event.
"Welcome to a SPACE for Stories for all mind and heart sizes".
Oral History Society
Oral History records the living memories and feelings of all kinds
of people, many otherwise hidden from history,
and creates a more vivid picture of our past.
Storytelling Resource Centre
The Storytelling-resource-centre is here to provide information and
advice to all those who are interested in storytelling - including:
Tellers, Listeners, Researchers, Educationalists etc...
Storyworld (the Netherlands)
A Dutch site from Equator Productions with extensive English
material, including archives, book and CD sales and training
Lapidus is a membership organisation which promotes all the literary
arts, including storytelling, for personal development, health and
Bristol Storytelling Circle
Bristol Story Circle meet every first Wednesday of the month
upstairs at the Horse and Groom Pub, St Georges Road (off Park St),
Bristol, 7.30pm for 8pm stories, £2 including coffee. For
A Word in Edgeways
Take 2: This is an alternative site for the same group. Katy
Cawkwell and Philippa Tipper working with storytelling in businesses
Teaching and Learning for Peace
"We share peace-building stories, songs and activities with children and adults for the sake of the children,
and their children and the generations to follow."
Though an Australian charity, they have International, and in particular UK, connections.
Amongst other things, the Barbican puts on regular storytelling events.
Use the search facility for "Storytelling" to find out what is on.
Farncombe Estate Centre Weekend Study Breaks in the Cotswolds
Farncombe Estate Centre is a new non-profit making study centre just
outside Broadway, and we have a couple of storytelling weekends in our
Moby Duck performs stimulating, challenging and accessible work for young people and adults
that celebrates the common ground between cultures. We tour throughout the UK,
presenting high-quality new cross art form cross cultural work to young children and adults in small and middle scale theatres,
arts centres, village halls and schools.
Performances are storytelling-led and have included live Karnatic music, western jazz,
Bharatanatyam dance, masks, mime, puppetry, visual arts, digital media and eastern and western cooking.
Storytellers SOS: Searching Out Stories
An extensive collection of stories, organised by theme and type, often formed by linking on to other sites. Very impressive.
The home page
is a source of storytelling themed merchandise,
it's based in the US, but still interesting.
An extensive US collection of articles on the art of storytelling.
AESOPICA.NET: Aesop's Fables Online
Fables in English, Latin and Greek, and links to other sites offering fables in French and Spanish. 1418 fables in English!
Leicestershire Guild of Storytellers and Chromatix
The Leicestershire Guild of Storytellers's web site.
Helions Bumpstead Gramophone Co.
The Helions Bumpstead Gramophone Co. website home to Suffolk Orality in Song, Story and Lore.
Forthcoming video release - Dick Ruggles, a very gifted natural storyteller tells from his life as a gamekeeper.
To see video stream of his telling his mothers story of the disappearance of the squire's ham visit the site.
Storytellers of Canada
A Canadian national organisation of Storytellers. One of their interesting projects, Storysave, can be found
Verbal Arts Centre, Ireland
Amongst other resouirces, contains information on storytelling, including festivals, in Ireland
Healing Story Alliance
The Alliance is a special interest group of the US National Storytelling Network.
"Our purpose is to explore and promote the use of storytelling in healing.
Our goal for this special interest group is to share our experience and our skills,
to increase our knowledge of stories and our knowledge of the best ways to use stories to inform,
inspire, nurture and heal.
We also wish to reach beyond our storytelling community to share with those in other service professions;
therapists, clergy, health care practitioners of all kinds, anyone who can see the benefit of story as a tool for healing."
Every Object Tells a Story
Everyone has a special object to which they attach a particular meaning
or story, and this project aims to encourage people to explore and share
those personal stories on-line.
Every Object Tells A Story allows users to upload images, video, audio
and explanations of their favourite object. Visitors are invited to
browse and comment on this amazing online collection: illustrating how a
single object can mean different things to different people.
The aim is to inspire a cross-section of society - from school-children
to grannies - to become part of a living, evolving on-line cornucopia of
stories and memories. It will provide an intimate social - and even
emotional - snapshot of Britain today.
KATHALAYA-The House of Stories, India
Research and revival of story telling traditions and ancient knowledge systems;
To position the traditions of story telling in their correct social and historic perspective;
To influence policy makers to inculcate story telling as a methodology in Education;
To empower rural women teachers with innovative teaching techniques; and
To formulate programs for reducing dropout rates in school.
How to tell a Great Story
"Our aim is to give a voice to storytellers of the world.
You will have access to storytelling resources like stories from Africa and Asia,
tips for storytellers, interviews with people who have amazing stories to tell and much more!"
The Federation of Children's Book Groups
The Federation's main role is to act as the umbrella organisation for local autonomous Children's Book Groups all around the UK.
The Book Groups organise a variety of activities in their localities, often in conjunction with, or in support of,
their local schools and libraries.
These may include bringing authors and illustrators to schools, story-telling sessions, and other book-related activities for children.
The Federation produces a regular Newsletter and numerous specialised booklists.
Also, it organises National Share-A-Story Month each year in May, holds an Annual Conference in the Spring,
and coordinates The Red House Children's Book Award.
Links into all the Australian Storytelling Guilds, resources, national festival, and more.
Not really traditional oral storytelling, but might be of interest.
"Love is about personal story, love is about intimate event, WeLoveStories.com is about personal and intimate love stories and events.
WeLoveStories.com is a community of people that learn love, share love and even meet beloved ones."
Cornish Folklore Society
Various aspects of Cornish Folklore, including a
of links to modern retellings of traditional Cornish tales.
George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling web site
The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of Glamorgan is dedicated to
promoting, developing and researching storytelling in all its forms. Visit the web site to find out
more, or for regular updates and to keep abreast of all the latest news and events from the centre
visit the web log.
Planetary Voices Green Radio
A not for profit organisation, that contains audio features on a
variety of subjects ranging from Story telling and theatre, to Peace & Reconciliation, Human
Rights,and the Environment.
The story telling section demonstrates how universal art of Story telling is by providing a global
feast of tales from people (including some major UK tellers).
The Storyteller and The Listener
new twice-monthly newsletter that focuses on the power of storytelling in the local community for
the purposes of peacemaking, bridge building, healing and/or reconciliation. (The current issue
features a contribution from a storyteller in Manchester. Our essays come from all over the English
speaking world.) The content consists of essays from storytellers and listeners who have
experienced these aspects of storytelling in their local communities. The newsletter is
noncommercial; its aim is to affirm the storytellers who are doing this important work and to provide
for an exchange of information, tips and inspiration
Grampian Association of Storytellers
Storytelling events and workshops with adults and children,
drawing on culture and tradition from the North East of Scotland as well as around the world.
Japan Storytellers' Association
Founded in 1997, The Storytellers' Association (JSA) is the only entity in Japan whose central activity is Katari ,or storytelling.
The original founders were housewives devoted to nurturing aesthetic sentiments through the power of the spoken word.
Recognizing storytelling as an art form in its own right, 10 years later, JSA started sharing stories with
young people, adults and those who are young at heart.
JSA currently sponsors and directs 20 storytelling gatherings and 20 seminars and lectures a year.
(Mostly in Japanese, but some interesting material in English)
An online UK Folk Community, with some storytelling material.
Shaggy Dog Storytellers website
A storytelling club from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire that has been going for over
11 years but only recently have they had a website
Storytellers and Listeners for Peace Webring
A new collection of websites and blogs that focus on
the use of story, dialogue and other narrative for purposes of peacemaking, healing, bridge building
The Storyteller and the Listener Newsletter
A noncommercial online newsletter that publishes two
essays each month from individuals around the world who have experienced the value of story,
dialogue and other narrative in the lcoal community for purposes of peacemaking, healing, bridge
building and reconciliation. Essay proposals invited. Writers guidelines available at the site. Free
TRUCK TALES is the umbrella name for a series of storytelling shows, performed at various times
throughout the year here at Hull Truck Theatre. Up until now, the programming of these sessions
has been somewhat infrequent, however as our theatre and audience expands - and as we move
into a new, larger theatre in 2007 - we are hoping to develop these events significantly, establishing
a more regular and diverse programme of storytelling and related activities, and a frequent, familiar
and fun feature of family life in Hull.
On the website select "What's On" and then "Truck Tales".
Hull Truck Theatre
T: 01482 313926
Caravansary Storytelling & Improvisation Group
The weekly workshops are informal, fun way to explore the traditional storytelling and drama as told in the Caravansaries through the Silk Road.
Sunday 12:00 - 14:00. Venue: St. Mark's Church, Myddleton Square, London EC1R 1XX The church is five minutes walk from Angel tube.
Seven Stories - The Centre for Children's Books.
Seven Stories is where our rich heritage of British children's books is collected, explored and
celebrated. Books are our inspiration for all kinds of exhibitions, activities and events, for seeing
and hearing, making and doing, writing and drawing, music and drama and much more.
There is a scattering of traditional storytelling references about the site.
Reading is Fundemental
Though primarily about reading, the resources page has an extensive list of UK storytellers.
Cardiff Storytelling Circle
The website for the Cardiff Storytelling Circle.
We are a group of adult Storytellers that meet regularily in Cardiff to share stories and
also to promote storytelling events for the general public.
Traditional Arts Team
The Traditional Arts Team organises activities on behalf of the Traditional
The Traditional Arts Foundation is a registered charity currently based in Birmingham,
trading under the name of the Traditional Arts Team Ltd.
The members include storytellers, bands, musicians, and anyone else who is interested in supporting the traditional performance arts.
Its mission is to promote an understanding of the contemporary relevance of the traditional arts,
to encourage participation in them by the creation of community related events and to present high quality performance events in the Midlands.
A Bit Crack
North East Storytellers, meeting on the first Friday of each month in Newcastle on Tyne.
The Ashden Directory, focuses on environmentalism and performing arts. It features a daily
blog, news, interviews, and reviews, as well as a searchable directory of companies, performers,
storytellers and artists who work with environmental themes. There is also an exhaustive list of
current and historical productions.
Celtic Harmony is a non-for-profit organisation and, amongst other activities,
co-ordinates a programme of storytelling evenings for visitors and tells stories to
Celtic Harmony Camp is a Celtic settlement & education centre surrounded by ancient woodland located in
Year of Reading
This year, 2008, is the Year of Reading.
If you scroll down the page you will find a link to "NYR
Coordinators". Click that and you can scroll down a list of local names who are coordinating what
I have spoken to the Project Manager for NYR and she is hugely enthusiastic about storytelling and
says we should not be put off by the word "reading". Storytelling activity is most welcome and
There are themes over the months. In October – "Word of mouth".
Celebrate storytelling, reading out loud, reading together and live literature. Also a great
opportunity to harness the power of recommended reads.
Storytelling in Hope
Storytelling in Hope is the name of a group of people who love to listen to and tell stories from all around the world,
in a friendly club atmosphere in South East London
Make Believe is a small business that specializes in using
storytelling to help organizations (profit and non profit) to be more
effective from cultural issues through to competitive marketing.
Storytelling Sites - Festivals and Events
Cape Clear festival and workshops
Powys, LD7 1PA.
Chuck Kruger advertises the storytelling festival and workshops at
Cape Clear Island in West Cork. In 2008 the main festival will be on Friday
5th September - Sunday 7th September.
Festival at the Edge
Web page for this Wenlock Edge storytelling festival and related
events and projects. In 2008 it's 18th - 20th July.
The trust usually puts on a yearly storytelling festival, amongst many other
All enquiries to:
Tales of Graz - Team
A-8413 St. Georgen
Tel.: +43 (0)3183 7423, Fax.: +43 (0)3183 7400
of Graz, Austria
The world largest international storytelling festival featuring the
best tellers from all over the world!
Beyond the Border
Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival is Wales'
Leading Festival of Story, Music, Song and Dance held in St Donats
Arts Centre known nationally for the stories and legends told.
Festivals are now to be held on a bi-ennial basis and the next one is to be from the 3rd - 5th July 2009.
West Country Storytelling Festival
The festival in 2008 will be from the 5th to the 7th September 2008.
THE LAKELAND FESTIVAL OF STORYTELLING
The Lakeland Festival of Storytelling is usually held in the villages of Staveley and Ings ...
Young Storyteller of the Year 2009
Saturday 7 March 2009
Library Theatre, Paradise Place, Birmingham B3 3HQ
(near the Central Library: 5 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street
Are you aged between 15 and 25?
Do you tell stories at school or college, folk clubs or storytelling clubs?
We are searching for the best young storytellers in the land to come forward into the public arena.
Put the date in your diary now, choose your story (maximum length 10 minutes) and get practising!
See the website for details of how to take part... (entrance fee usually £5).
Storytellers of Ireland
This website was produced by Storytellers of Ireland/Aos Scéal Éireann
with generous support of the Arts Council of Ireland/Comhairle Ealaíon.
SOI was established in 2003 to promote and foster the oral tradition of storytelling throughout Ireland.
The ancient art of the Seanchaí, the storyteller of the past, has experienced a revival in the last 20 years.
People of all ages and backgrounds have begun to retell stories old and new, for which Ireland is famed throughout the world.
Storytelling Sites - Individuals and Partnerships
Stories and Places of Irish Myth and Legend
Richard Marsh specialises in Irish, Spanish and Basque legends and
folk tales. This site includes details of Richard Marsh's tours to
legendary sites in Ireland, and samples of stories that happened
Richard Martin's site Tellatale
Many stories to read, hear and even see. Information on Richard's
performances and teacher-training workshops throughout the world.
Harlynne Geisler's Web Pages
A US storyteller, whose pages contain: a US Calendar of Storytelling
Events, details of "Storybag", a US newsletter, and
various pages on herself and storytelling tips.
Sunburst Story Theatre
Charlie Wilson's storytelling site, on his own storytelling work.
"Bright, traditional tales retold from many cultures, with
songs, and an array of instruments for children to use".
Jack Beck and Wendy Welch's Web Pages
Scottish Folklore in traditional stories, songs, music tours and
ceilidhs - Jack Beck and Wendy Welch purvey the total Scottish
Cat Weatherill : Storyteller
An introduction to performance storyteller Cat Weatherill - "The
Temptress of Tales"- with full details of the shows that will
be touring major storytelling and literature festivals this year.
Polly Howat - The Travelling Storyteller
performance storyteller with 10 years experience, folklorist, the
author of six folklore and legend books, a radio broadcaster and
have appeared on several television channels.
Graham Rogers - Storytelling
Graham is a storyteller working mainly with Primary School aged
children. This site has details of his latest projects and has some
children's and teachers' comments on his work.
Stories in Education, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, UK
A storyteller who sings half his stories'. Pete has worked
professionally as a folk singer and storyteller for nearly 30 years.
He's worked with adults, children and family audiences at all kinds of
events all over the country. He also edits Facts & Fiction (below).
Facts & Fiction
Facts & Fiction: the UK's (world's?) only
independent storytelling magazine dealing with all aspects of oral
storytelling from all over the globe (and beyond if we find any.)
Facts and Fiction can be ordered by post, or discussed over the phone:
42 Mill Street, Belper, Derbys. DE56 1DT
Or ordered from the F&F website
Pat Speight is one of Ireland's best known Storytellers, carrying on
the timeless art and oral tradition of storytelling for young and
old. Living in Cork where he is a member of the local Yarnspinning
group, Pat has travelled far and wide and has been a featured
Storyteller at many a Festival.
Karen-Eve and Chloe provide stories for our time: tales about how to
survive life in the modern age of e-everything.
Peter Optical's Pages
Not only a Storyteller but also a Poet, Singer, Musician, Magician,
Mime, Stiltwalker, Fire-Eater & Juggler.
Bard of Avalon
Here, when Pilgrims gather, Merlin the Great Bard entrances us. For
a Bard is not only a Storyteller, Singer, Musician and Poet, but
also a Pilgrim and Artist... Calling upon the power of magic, and
the shifting shape of the Shaman, to make the message clear. Follow
the links to discover Avalon through the eyes of the Bard.
Web site and magazine for eager readers, aspiring writers and
everyone with a story to tell. Organisers of, amongst other things,
Scot an Sgeulaiche
A travelling Story Teller from Scotland, roaming the bye-ways of the
Celtic Lands and elsewhere, bringing to campfires & gatherings
the Traditional Tales & Songs, in an old way, with colour and
life, with respect.
A Spell In Time
A Spell In Time is a British Bulgarian collaboration that
specialises in bringing tales from Bulgarian myth and folklore to
British audiences in English translation for the first time. We use
an accessible blend of storytelling, ritual, music and dance
combined with divine Bulgarian singing and we also offer workshops
in Bulgarian singing and folk dance.
Viv and Rob Turner's Page
Viv is the Storybox Storyteller, plying her tales in the Plymouth
An exciting and groundbreaking venture from David Bash, of taking
storytelling and storymaking into businesses and other organisations
as a training package ('Success Story'). Recent programmes run for a
variety of organisations (The Academy for Chief Executives, The
Kings Fund, Results Corporation) have resulted in very positive,
enthusiastic responses from participants.
France Ellul's Homepage
I have been telling stories with the harp for years. Though I am
particularly fond of stories from the Celtic lands, I collect and
tell stories from all over the world.
I offer a wide variety of services to schools and colleges,
organised events, festivals, weddings, corporate bodies, etc.
Katy Cawkwell's Home Page
Performance storytelling, stories in schools, stories in business
David has been working as a storyteller since 1991, telling in many
places but currently with a particular interest in storytelling in
David's own work as a storyteller, various resources, and the
founder of the Great British Storytelling Ring.
Some of you will know that Moby Duck plays with mixing storytelling
with other art forms. This year we have two pieces for family
audiences on national tour: The Story that Went to Sea, mixing
storytelling with bharatanatyam dance, Karnatic music and puppetry;
and The Mazemaker, using storytelling, sax synthesiser and digital
Our brand new site holds details of lots of Wizard's work. Past and
present projects, details of how our work supports both the National
Curriculum and the National Literacy Strategy, how to book Wizard
for your school or venue, as well as on-line stories for children to
read and finish themselves, awards and competitions, and even a
Michael O'Leary: Hagstone Story Teller
"Only superlatives can be used to describe your skills. We were most impressed by the way you
built up rapport with the children and instantly enthralled them." Elizabeth Dray, Headteacher,
Weybourne Infant School, Farnham. Experienced storytelling and music, not just for children, but
adults too. Have a look.
This is the website for the Oxford-based storyteller, writer and musician Chris Smith,
specialising Arab and Islamic traditions. The site provides details of services for performance,
schools, celebrations and corporate events.
"On these pages I hope to introduce you to some of the folk tales and folklore of my native area Dumfries and Galloway, in the South West of Scotland. "
Janet Tells Stories
Janet Dowling is a professional storyteller who specialises in telling stories to inspire, to create and to make a difference.
She tells stories with an inspiring energy that comes directly from her heart!
Maureen James of Telling History specialises in
costumed historical storytelling, particularly stories from the Medieval
period but with a repertoire that spans the Iron age to Victorian times.
A fully qualified teacher, with enhanced CRB clearance, she has worked
in schools, museums and
at heritage sites around the country.
Taffy Thomas's Website
Taffy's own site, about him, Tales in Trust, the Storyteller's Garden and the Lakeland Festival.
Penny Dolan's Website
Children's Writer & Storyteller.
Will Buckingham's Website
“ Welcome to Will Buckingham's home pages. I am a freelance teacher and writer based in Birmingham, UK.
Here you can find out a little about my work in philosophy, creative writing, storytelling, meditation teaching and web design. ”
Storytelling and Drama in Primary Schools:
StoryACTION brings creativity into learning using drama games, improvisation and fun with Shakespeare’s texts and myths.
The web page of Diana Grace-Jones.
The Verbal Journey
The website of professional Storyteller, Educator and Trainer Martin King.
Dave Arthur's Website
STORYTELLING (British and world folktales),
MUSIC (English or Anglo-American traditional songs, ballads and tunes), or
JOURNALISM and SCRIPTWRITING (theatre, television, radio)
Stories from the Heart
Susie Minto has a deep love for stories and their energy.
She enjoys telling all kinds of tales -
traditional stories and legends from her Scottish roots and from many world cultures,
as well as personal anecdotes and spontaneous stories straight from her imagination.
This is her website.
The Whole Story...
Lily Pender and Josh Gaillemin run storytelling classes, workshops and
performance projects for all age groups. Based in London but willing to
travel, we work with community groups, schools, museums, zoos and other
businesses. Combining their expertise as a storyteller and theatre
director the partnership offers a unique teaching experience. Josh
Gaillemin specialises in telling world animal stories.
The Man from Story Mountain
Adrian Beckingham, The Man From Story Mountain, has travelled throughout the centuries and across the millenia,
gathering these treasures from storytellers in cultures around every corner of the Earth.
Today he is busy working in schools, youth clubs, hospitals, theatres, festivals,
libraries, prisons and castles, opening locked doors and showing people the brilliance of their new horizons.
Michael and Wendy Dacre's website: "We explore traditional tales further with shadow puppets, giant puppets, crafts,
storywalks and games and particularly enjoy telling outside in the English landscape,
whether it be in wet woods or on wild seashores, by rippling rivers,
on ancient hillforts or in starlit orchards."
Kevin Graal's website.Kevin's storytelling is steeped in the Irish oral tradition and grounded in thorough research.
Combining playful improvisation with a keen sensitivity to the needs of each particular audience,
his finely tuned performances are filled with laughter, magic and imagination.
Kevin Crossley-Holland is a well-known poet and prize-winning author for children,
and is a patron of the Society for Storytelling.
Gloria Lawrence's web site: "I am a black British born woman whose parents came from Jamaica and handed down many traditions, including storytelling and folk songs."
Rona Barbour's Website
The Storyteller Rona Barbour has a proven track record of Healing Therapy through Story in Schools and other establishments.
Children's author and storyteller Adam Bushnell's pages offering
stories, forthcoming events and a gallery of children's creative writing
inspired by Adam's storytelling sessions.
The website for songs & stories - in performances, workshops and gifts -
with Troubadour Storyteller Ben Fairlight.
This is a website about oral storytelling - the oldest artform in the world.
I don't claim to be an expert, but I do feel that I have some wisdom to share...
and perhaps more importantly, some stories to share!
Jamie Crawford, Storyteller
Based in East Sussex, Jamie Crawford is a performance storyteller with
a lively, interactive style. His new show for adults on the life of
King Arthur is touring Britain through 2007.
Christine Willison ~ storyteller
For over 20 years, Christine has entertained,
intrigued and inspired people of all ages and abilities with her large repertoire of traditional and contemporary stories.
Whether in schools, performance spaces, libraries or museums, in stately homes in Britain or at festivals worldwide,
Christine shares her inexhaustible enthusiasm for the world of tales, legends, myths and riddles.
David Heathfield is an Exeter-based storyteller and story workshop
leader with a strong emphasis on participation, cooperation, speaking
and listening. Find him also on the SfS web directory.
Audio samples, shows, biography and more.
Storytelling USENET Newsgroups
Welcome subjects for posts are, amongst others:
Requests for information on oral stories
on a desired subject, or suitable for a certain audience.
Discussion of performance techniques,
experiences, practical issues.
Discussion of the oral storyteller's
role, qualities etc.
Stories suitable for telling orally
Information on gigs, tours, festivals,
Requests for contact information for
local storytelling groups, courses, organisations etc.
Any other issues relevant to oral
storytelling, including discussion of how storytelling relates to
or differs from
other expressive media, such as writing or acting.
The STORYTELL listserv
From Richard Martin, as I don't know the list myself "Pretty
international, but with quite a few British participants. The
listserv is really brilliant - incredibly supportive, informative,
and well-disciplined (apparently something which is rare on the
net). The only problem with it is that there are several hundred
members around the world and the traffic is HEAVY. But well worth
it in terms of development as a teller!"
Details of how to subscribe are on several websites, but in short,
just mail to
with the text 'subscribe storytell'
The STORYTELLERS list server
This list is dedicated to the exchange of mythological stories,
folktales, storytelling (of all kinds) and screenwriting. It is
interested in promoting exchange of stories and discussion of
mythology, mythic storytelling and story structure. It is
committed to providing for an international body of users, where
no one national cultural viewpoint prevails. As an alternative to
the STORYTELL list, it does not discuss storytelling technique,
the official business of the American Storytelling Association,
copyright, and so forth.
The School Performers List
For anyone who performs in schools (storytellers, theatre groups,
musicians, clowns, jugglers etc.) A chance to share stories,
problems, views, grumbles, marketing strategies, and anything
related to the activity.
Young Storyteller of the Year Blog
Young Tongues /Young Storyteller of the
Year now has its own blog, thanks to multi-talented Young Storyteller
Tim Ralphs. All and sundry are invited to read, enjoy and contribute at
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