stories everywhere

4TH JULY 2018
9.30AM - 4.30PM
DARTINGTON ESTATE
£80 | £95 | £120 *

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This workshop will include activities that can be used to help groups of all ages use language to explore, enjoy and celebrate their environment. We will play with words: creating stories, poems, instant adventures and terrible tales.

A day to enjoy words, this workshop encourages participants to find “adventures everywhere”... anywhere. It will offer activities designed to draw inspiration from simple observation, fostering confidence in participants own skills and encouraging innovation within supportive activity structures. The activities used will also allow ideas to merge as a number of short activities flow together to give longer more intricate adventures

The activities used here have been tried and tested with family groups, on adult events and with school children - often in situations where Literacy is an issue and activities are needed that remove worry and fear and encourage simple enjoyment of words

Programme will include

first words: setting out on an adventure
adventures everywhere: short activities with minimal equipment for use outside
holding onto adventures: ways of recording our words
bigger stories: working in groups to make quick, longer pieces
Activity options:

developing story characters
deriving adventures from found objects or artefacts
the value of treasure
story bundles and adventure boxes

Course Leader - Gordon MacLellan

One of the best-known trainers in the UK, Gordon is a freelance community environmental arts worker and author of ‘Talking to the Earth’ & ‘Sacred Animals’.

If you are interested in joining this work please email us or call 01803 868269

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