Telling Tales

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The Telling of Tales, sometimes even with the drawing of pictures…

I’ve told tales in schools, museums, libraries, festivals, markets, parks, pubs, a cathedral…
Storytelling is a highly adaptable art, so a
session can be as little as a half an hour, or a whole evening, with an interval.
For gigs outside of the school environment, my storytelling is suitable for adults & children from about seven upwards.  In fact often it’s the oldest who chuckle longest when a tale is done…

jim-kavanagh-at-worstead-festivalI like drawing pictures to add to the amusement, for me as well as the audience!  I don’t have many of these drawings to show, as they tend to get given away.

Folk tales, fables, legends, the long ago – the more ancient the the tale, the better.  Old tales contain some of the grains of life, that’s why they get passed on.
There’s a whole world of professional storytellers out there, travelling the land, and there are also regular clubs and gatherings all over the country. Storytelling is no longer just for the kids…

Some gigs where I worked with other tellers, and also made these posters.

Some gigs where I worked with other tellers, and also made these posters.

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Story telling is not just for kids – indeed not.

Is storytelling the oldest form of communal, shared entertainment?  Oh, probably.

Telling and Drawing as part of the Ark in the Park workshops

Telling and Drawing as part of the Ark in the Park workshops

 

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