Telling stories through body and soul

Published: 27th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th January 2015 12:26 AM   |  A+A-

KASTURBA ROAD: Welcome to The Art of Storytelling, with one of the leading storytellers from the UK, Emily Hennessey who brings with her a stimulating workshop where she will share the magic of creating and telling stories with voice and physical gestures. Along the way, she will give tips and guidelines to help participants create their own storytelling activities.

Telling-stories.jpgEmily Hennessey is a performance storyteller exploring the ancient art of storytelling as an oral tradition within a contemporary context that is playful, imaginative and daring. Emily narrates myths, legends, epics, folktales, fairy tales and fables from around the world. Emily’s work is described as ‘intelligently composed and beautifully performed’, while her storytelling style is said to be warm, captivating, bold and witty, delighting audiences of all ages.

Emily discovered the art of performance storytelling when at the University of Kent,  she met storyteller, Vayu Naidu. Emily graduated in 2005 with a  Master of Drama degree and went on to complete a storytelling apprenticeship.

In Bengaluru, she hopes to bring a local and global perspective to her stories.

Workshop objectives

  1. Gain understanding of what oral storytelling is
  2.  Learn basic but important techniques for effective storytelling
  3.  Be inspired to share stories with others Training methodology
  4.  Sharing  stories
  5.  Participative approach
  6.  Brainstorming session

Who should attend?

The workshop is recommended for teachers, trainers, parents and anyone who is interested in storytelling.

Event details

Date - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Time - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Venue - British Council, 23, Prestige Takt, Kasturba Road Cross, Bengaluru - 01

1.Registration fee - `2500 for members and `3000 for non-members.

2.Number of seats - 25 only. Registration is on first come first serve basis and it is confirmed only upon making the payment as there are limited number of seats.

Please note that the workshop will not have a lunch break and only light snacks will be provided.

How to register?

Please write to Vani Shivakumar at or call at 1800 102 4353                                                          

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