Last week our storyteller, Ben Fairlight, returned, after his second workshop was postponed because of the February snow. After wowing us with a traditional story from Bangladesh, Ben told us to keep our pens and paper in our bags – we were now going to get the chance to tell some of our very own stories, using our voices rather than writing. We got into groups of three and took it in turns to be tellers, repeaters and storyweavers. We listened to each other’s factual accounts of that day’s journey and then had to change it into a magical story. I worked with Anya and Lucy and we came up with some very strange stories, including biscuits that made you change colour , red ants and zombies, and me turning into a cow! It was great fun to keep the pens and paper in our bags for once and experiment just with making things up and performing on the spot. We might even try out some out at our next open mic night on Tuesday 7th July.
You can find out more about Ben and listen to some of his stories on his website.
We’re making music in today’s workshops – we’ll tell you more soon!