Length: 6.5 hours in total, delivered online over three sessions
WHAT IS IT?
An inspiring, interactive online course introducing you to the art of Spontaneous Storytelling, with award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller
During this interactive and experiential workshop you’ll learn Danyah’s three main Pillars of Spontaneous Storytelling, enabling you to make up stories easily and effortlessly. The course will support you to increase your creative confidence and leave you feeling capable of sharing stories with your family and friends.
We’ll stretch our imaginations, improve our memories and develop our five senses. You’ll have the opportunity to play storytelling games, co-create improvised stories, explore how to develop them and tell them again, all within a safe and nurturing environment.
No previous experience is required, only an open heart and a willingness to explore.
WHO IS IT FOR?
It’s most suitable for parents & grandparents, teachers, librarians, performers and anyone interested in creating and sharing stories.
HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
This can be done virtually (via Zoom or other platforms)
WHY THIS COURSE?
Imagination, creativity and resourcefulness are the skills our children MOST need to prepare them for the future world. The ability to imagine is under great threat for this generation of children.
In the 25 years Danyah’s been sharing stories she’s witnessed a significant drop in children's capacity to lose themselves in self-directed, imaginative play.
* Storytelling starts with the imagination.
* Storytelling is key to improvements in speech and language acquisition
* Oral Storytelling underpins all literacy learning
* Stories improve the intelligence and knowledge of both the teller and the listener
* Stories increase our mental and emotional capacity
* Stories give us the confidence to do more than we thought possible.
* Stories change lives.
About Danyah Miller
Storyteller - Writer - Trainer
Danyah is an award-winning storyteller and writer, based in the UK. She was co-founder and artistic director of Olivier nominated theatre company Wizard Presents for 25 years.
Danyah has starred in five theatrical solo shows: including I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo. She performs across the UK, including multiple seasons in London’s West End, and internationally in Europe, Asia and USA. She recently created a five star ‘Story in a Box’ based on The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
As a story trainer, delivering both online and in-person workshop. Danyah works variously with universities, schools, children’s centres, libraries. theatres and in the corporate sector. Clients include Disney, Amey plc, Cheltenham Racecourse, plc, Westminster City Council, Waterstones, AL Marketing Communications Ltd, ASpace. She was a workshop leader at The International School of Storytelling for over ten years.
Danyah is currently writing my book ‘Seven Secrets of Spontaneous Storytelling’, due to be published in 2023.
Read Danyah’s Guardian Top Ten Tips for Storytelling with Children: http://goo.gl/OLxm2Q
'Spontaneous storytelling has breathed life into me....At the end of every session I felt energised, more confident. can’t thank you enough.’
Felicity - online workshop
’Straight from the heart... storytelling at it’s finest’
5***** Broadway Baby
‘Danyah’s one of the great storytellers in this country... she brings stories to life in the most enchanting way.’