Join us for the very first Leeds Storytelling Takeover – an intoxicating weekend of stories from across the globe, featuring legendary storytellers – Clare Muireann Murphy, Tim Ralphs, Peter Chand, Ursula Holden Gill, Xanthe Gresham Knight as well as leading European artists Damir Avdić and Erik Valenčič. PLUS the chance to create and tell your very own stories.
Friday 8 March, 12.30pm – 5pm
Can performance storytelling change our worlds? How and why, and could this happen more? Join us for a lively and friendly afternoon of discussion and ideas sharing, including examples of performance projects where storytelling and social impact are happy bedfellows. For storytellers, venues, practitioners, educators, heritage organisations, scientists and anyone already invoved in this kind of work or interested in finding out more!
A story exchange event organised by Adverse Camber and funded by FEST, the Federation for European Storytelling and Arts Council England. Exploring storytelling practices and building new networks across Europe
Full programme for the afternoon:
12.30pm – Arrivals and buffet lunch
1pm – 1.15pm – Introduction from Takeover host, Adverse Camber’s artistic advisor, Paula Crutchlow
1.15pm – 1.45pm – Why Storytelling? with Michael Harvey on why traditional storytelling still holds power in modern times
2.30pm – 3pm – break and networking opportunity
3pm – 4pm – Discussion groups – True Tales. Heritage & Science
4pm – 5pm – Feedback on discussions + Q&A session
From 5pm – get ready to head to the MYTH OFF!