Saturday, 18 June 2011

Adventures Everywhere! storytelling workshop, July 2011

ADVENTURES EVERYWHERE – with Gordon MacLellan finding stories in the environment Sunday 24th July2011 Hollowford Centre, Castleton
10am – 3pm
A day to play with words, this workshop will help us find “adventures everywhere”... anywhere. It will offer activities designed to draw inspiration from simple observation, fostering confidence in participants’ own skills and encouraging improvisation 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
We will play with words, using language as another tool to explore, enjoy and celebrate our environment.            We will use spoken, shouted, whispered, sung or written words and will explore exciting ways of holding onto written words in bog books, wild scrolls, mapsticks, water pictures and tales hidden in treasure chests
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: activities for a story-building walk: 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
Activities: o developing story characters, o deriving adventures from found objects or
artefacts o making your own books o the value of treasure o story bundles
More details of Gordon’s work are available at
Price: £30 + vat (£36 inc vat)
Places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis
Payment in advance will secure your place on the programme To book or for further information please contact us at
Tel. 01433 620377
Bring: lunch, outdoor clothes, a sense of fun Materials: provided
Finding Hollowford
Directions can be found on our website:

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