Are you sitting comfortably?

Got this in an e-mail from the people behind Locally Sourced, which, if you don’t know, is a group organising words & music events in Brioche every so often.

Anyway, it’s a blatant advert for a storytelling course, but I thought it sounded a bit different and the tutor seems to have good credentials so I’m passing it on.

“If you want to improve your confidence, public speaking and communication skills, or if you want to tell a story in front of an audience but never dared to do it then this might be the course for you.”

Over five sessions you will learn:

• Basic skills of storytelling.
• Some understanding of narrative structure
• An appreciation of traditional tales
• Experience in telling a story and engaging an audience
• A combination of theory & practice in a fun & engaging way

The course will culminate in a Locally Sourced evening with class participants each telling a story to an audience of friends and neighbors. This will take place the evening of 26 November at Brioche café in West Hampstead.

Tutor: Ariella Eshed. Ariella is a theatre director, storyteller and workshop leader based in London. For the past six years she has led courses in storytelling at City Lit in Covent Garden. She has worked for many years with the National Theatre Education Department on their storytelling programme in schools and with other companies and organizations in Israel and the UK.
Guest tutor: John Eastman
Course dates: Five Wednesday evenings between 24 October-20 November 2012 from 19.30-21.30 and the performance.
Where: West Hampstead (location to be confirmed)
Cost: £90

For more information or to book your place please contact