Hannah Need was always the storyteller in her family. She would tell and perform stories for anyone that would listen. She loved to tell not just ‘Once upon a time tales…’ but also share anecdotes, news and chat about family traditions, keeping these memories alive. Her love of words and language led her to practice […]
Moth & Butterfly is an Arts Collective based in the West of Ireland, celebrating the art forms of storytelling and improvisation. We host regular nights, as well as other arts engagements throughout the year. Our first festival is 19th-21st February 2021. Thank you very much for supporting us https://paypal.me/pools/c/8wAW4BRyJW .
Moth & Butterfly is an Arts Collective based in the West of Ireland, celebrating the art forms of storytelling and improvisation. We host regular nights, as well as other arts engagements throughout the year. Our first festival is 19th-21st February 2021. Thank you very much for supporting us. https://paypal.me/pools/c/8wAW4BRyJW
Multi-award winning writer, Paro Anand writes for children, young adults and adults. She started out telling lies but has graduated to telling hard truths in her reality fiction. As a performance storyteller, she has travelled all over India and the World. She works with children, especially those in difficult circumstances, whether special needs or those […]
Rachel Murray Rachel is a resident storyteller at Matlock Storytelling Cafe, and has been telling stories since she was ‘nowt but a slip of a lass’. From telling her first stories to stuffed animals and long-suffering pets, she soon graduated to telling stories to her Mum who would then draw pictures to go with the tales […]
Manuela is a Storyteller based wherever her flying carpet takes her in the world. She shares her time between Tuscany (Italy), Northumberland (England), and Geneva (Switzerland). She is a warm, engaging and lively storyteller, she tells stories in both English and Italian. Manuela has pursued her passion for storytelling in a wide variety of settings […]
Shanna and Pema, two girls growing up in a big city, meet at their new school. They come from displaced communities-people who had to flee their land to escape persecution. Shanna is a Kashmiri Pandit, and Pema comes from a nomadic tribe whose people called the high mountains beyond India their home.
It’s World Space Week! And long before any human set foot on the Moon, the Mexicans knew that the Sun had asked to marry her – but she didn’t *quite* give him the answer he expected…
Introduce your young learners to these celestial characters, and you’ll have them fired up to attempt our cosmic Epic Challenge – meaning they win the end of the story, and hit a Literacy objective at the same time!
Plus: teachers and educators should check the Epic Learning podcast at epictales.co.uk/woodwand for tips on learning outcomes using this story – including DT, numeracy, and even sex and relationships!
Every Friday at 2pm, we share your young learners’ responses to our Epic Challenge – and, in return, we also tell the end of our most recent Epic Tale…
This week we were joined by BOTH storytellers from the Oxford Owl’s globally-renowned “Traditional Tales” series, who shared a poem of forest stories to mark National Poetry Day and Forest Friday at the same time – and in our Epic Challenge, we invited your young learners to do the same!
Let your children enjoy Part 1 and see them inspired to hit the Literacy goal of our Epic Challenge – just visit epictales.co.uk/forestpoem
PLUS listen to the Epic Learning Podcast for activities exploring the many other learning outcomes in this story – including numeracy, science, and DT!
‘The Molten Boy and the Falling Star’ is an ancient story from the vast, windswept plains of the Caucasus. A strange secret birth and suspicions about paternity lead to an isolated childhood. Will the call to adventure lead to a triumphant return home? What will it take for the Molten Boy to claim his place and fulfil his heroic destiny?
2020 marks 1,000 years since the UK’s first equality law, which laid the foundation for the progress that led to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To celebrate and discuss this significant event, the World Storytelling Café is bringing together storytellers, historians, and creators to explore the themes of equality, diversity, and compassion.
In this episode, we are joined by Manju Malhi, the voice of BBC Food and a veteran of many TV cookery programmes, to explore how you can celebrate equality through food. Manju is no stranger to this having popularised her unique “Brit-Indi” cuisine and developed the culinary skills of over 800 million viewers with her show Cooking Isn’t Rocket Science
If only a certain King Alfred had had the chance to learn from Manju 1,000 years ago…
After some medieval storytelling and a discussion with Manju, there will be a live Q&A with the audience – join us in the Café Zoom Room by clicking on JOIN MEETING
Master storyteller John Row debuts the World Storytelling Cafe with a set of magical stories from China, Morocco, Texas and Romania . Visit www.worldstorytellingcafe.com/performers/john-row/ to learn more and make a donation to John in appreciation of his performance.