Storytelling Workshop: Telling Tales from Our Own Cultures

The Elphinstone Institute is partnering with the Scottish Storytelling Centre to host a two-part storytelling workshop for people who have moved to Scotland from other countries

Scotland is renowned for its talented storytellers, and we’re hoping to add to that number! Have you moved to Scotland from a different country? Are you interested in traditional tale telling? Do you like sharing your culture with other people and learning about other cultures?

If you answered yes, please join us for a free two-part workshop in storytelling, with the first being on Saturday, 7 November, 2–4pm, and the follow-up workshop being on Saturday, 21 November, 2–4pm.

Register quickly, as there is a limited allocation of twenty spots, but please ensure you can join us for BOTH workshops before registering.

The first workshop will be hosted by esteemed storyteller and North-East Makar, Sheena Blackhall. In this workshop you will be introduced to some traditional tales from the North-East of Scotland before we discuss the role of storytelling in our own lives and cultures. This will be a chance to share stories in a friendly and safe setting, and explore what storytelling is all about.

The second workshop will be hosted by Pauline Cordiner, a wonderfully talented tale-teller who regularly regales Aberdonians with her gripping stories. This workshop is designed to give you the confidence to tell tales from your own cultures. In this session we discuss what makes a good storyteller, and share some tips about ways to make your tales as captivating as possible.

The wider goal of these workshops is to encourage people to share their culture with others in the North-East. Everyone has tales to tell, and we want to encourage people to share their tales with pride and enthusiasm. We are keen to host future storytelling events featuring tellers who have moved to Scotland from elsewhere, and we look forward to meeting some of you budding storytellers in our workshops!

Please register via our Eventbrite page  (Remember you need to be available for both workshops)