October is a fairy, spooky, musical month! After beginning with National Poetry Day, World Singing Day is slap in the middle… and at the end is Halloween!
So we celebrate **all three** in this Epic Tale – or rather, this Epic Ballad! Your young learners can join Chip and Tails (his guitar) for a musical interpretation of one well-known fairy tale that doesn’t exactly end happily ever after…
…and afterwards, your young learners will be fired up to attempt our Epic Challenge – meaning they win the end of the story, and hit a Literacy objective at the same time!
In this vid, we invite them to send us their spooky poems – and in return, we’ll turn them into spooky songs!
Plus: teachers and educators should check the Epic Learning podcast at epictales.co.uk/story/strummer for tips on learning outcomes using this story – including numeracy, RE, and PE!
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!
Epic Tales Online is back for the 20-21 Academic Year! And we’re kicking off with a charmingly repulsive tale that would have delighted Roald Dahl – not just because the baker in this tale is hideously wicked, but because the tale itself comes from his home town of Great Missenden!
It’s doubly perfect for starting September, though. First, it’s full of learning outcomes perfect for helping a new class to settle in. Check the Epic Learning podcast for teacher tips on activities using this story, including DT, art, and even numeracy!
And second, 13th September is of course Roald Dahl Day!
So sit back and get ready to enjoy another term of Epic Tales Online…
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 millennial, the World Storytelling Café is bringing together storytellers, historians, and creators to explore the themes of equality, diversity, and compassion.
Your donations during this event will support Youth for Human Rights.
In this episode we are joined by Min Kaur, a journalist for BBC and Sikh channels whose stories highlight communities being left behind. She’s also a freelance Mendhi/Henna artist, and will share tips on how you can #GetCreative and decorate your body to celebrate the millennial of equal justice.
Plus we’ll hear how a young king’s quest for love brought out the worst of medieval Britain’s aristocracy…
After some medieval storytelling and a discussion with Min, there will be a live Q&A for the audience who join us in the Café Zoom Room by clicking “Join story” at kingdom1000.com. PLEASE NOTE: Joining the Zoom room will NOT reveal your face to anyone – all questions are posted via the Zoom chat.
‘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 millennial, the World Storytelling Café is bringing together storytellers, historians, and creators to explore the themes of equality, diversity, and compassion. Your donations […]
Sef Townsend has been telling traditional stories in shanty towns and cultural centres; refugee camps and festivals for the past 25 years. Apart from regular work in London schools, he works on cross-cultural, interfaith and peace & reconciliation projects both in the UK and internationally.
Irene uses words to inspire all ages, regularly appearing at arts/literature festivals and children’s events; she’s regularly booked by schools, museums, libraries, theatres, community groups, NHS, charities and more to facilitate bespoke sessions.
Raine will be reading from her two pamphlets: Apple Water: Povel Panni’ & ‘they lit fires: lenti hatch o yog’ plus new poems from her forthcoming collection The Talking Stick: O Pookering Kosh.
She will also be sharing stories about her Romany family and singing songs and Gypsy lullabies, accompanied by Simon Callow on piano and guitar – we’re hoping for some spoon playing too!
Sharon Jacksties www.sharonjackstories.co.uk has been a professional traditional storyteller for 30 years. She has a particular interest in stories and place. This film of traditional animal stories, told on location in the Somerset landscape, is inspired by her new book ‘Animal Folk Tales of `Britain and Ireland’ which has also informed the course she will […]
Join Alastair for a set of stories inspired by the Brothers Grimm collection. Some unfamiliar tales nudge alongside variations on well-known stories – such as the 2000 year old version of Cinderella and a Little Red Riding Hood who is not going to wait around to be rescued by a man.
Alastair K Daniel is a storyteller and educator who enjoys telling tales to the young and the young of spirit. He tells in schools and club settings and, through his work as an academic at the University of Roehampton (London), Alastair aims to inspire young teachers to create classrooms rich in story and storytelling.
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
Expect princesses, dwarves and Disney baddies.
Shane will be telling a traditional tale of a well-known Disney film character – but with modern twists!
Su and Shane will also be doing an improvised ‘extreme storytelling’ using suggestions from the audience.
JOIN IN – this promises to be huge fun!
So we’re coming to the end of the first series of Viking Myths. It’s been wonderful fun & many families have enjoyed the journey.
Chatting with the heroes in Valhalla Gylfi has learnt there are some tales that embarrass the Gods, Nervously, at his next meeting with High, Just As High & The Third, he asks…..
And he learns how Freyr, God of Fertility, becomes a fool for love & loses his magic sword that fights by itself & how Thor, desperate for a second encounter with the Giant King who made a fool of him before will do anything for a rematch. But does he really have to wear that dress???!!!!
Lightning, Lies & Unconvincing Drag Acts from Viking Myth. Come & join the fun for the last episode of this family storytelling series.
Hailing from the Wilds of Wicklow but now living in the East of England, Veronica has told stories for over 20 years, although still claims to only be 21. Co-host to Bards Aloud in Ipswich, she loves to enthuse audiences in her interests that include food and drink and let them walk away thirsting for […]
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.