Tickets: From £2
St Mark's Coventry Bird St, Coventry CV1 5FX
Wed 20 Oct 2021 to Wed 8 Dec 2021
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Try It! - Storyteller's Club

Wed 20 Oct 2021 to Wed 8 Dec 2021
St Mark's Coventry
Bird St, Coventry CV1 5FX
Duration: 90 minutes
From £2

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Try It! - Storyteller's Club is a 10-week course. We recommend that you attend all 10 sessions. However, if you have to miss one, that’s okay - you don’t need to book for all sessions in advance.

No prior experience is required to join the course. We welcome you and your friends to have some fun and Try It! this autumn.

Guideline Age Range: 11 - 14

WITH ERIN GILBEY

Share your experiences while making new friends.

Storytelling is an important form of empowerment, allowing people to share their experiences and express their creativity to a diverse audience.

The process of sharing stories is fundamental in building empathy and connectedness in young people, especially in a globalised world where much of our communication is digital. This is why the club is aimed towards 11- to 14-year-olds.

For many would-be storytellers, the anxieties around spelling and grammar, as well as the pressures of traditional performance, are intimidating and create barriers to participation.

Through this Storytellers’ Club, we’ll help you weave fictional worlds, characters, and narratives into a story entirely of their own creation. You’ll explore narratives relevant to their own lived experiences, as well as to use fiction and fantasy as a form of escapism. You’ll then discover and invent different methods of storytelling, including performance, puppetry and spoken word, to find a method which best suits you and your story.

Our sessions will culminate in a publication which celebrates your work, and a scratch night where you can test out your preferred methods of storytelling in front of a small audience.

  • WEEKLY MEET UP: WEDNESDAYS
  • START DATE: 6 OCTOBER 2021
  • TIME: 5.30pm
  • VENUE: ST MARK'S COVENTRY, CV1 5FX

Tickets cost £2 per person or £3 for two people (bring a buddy!)

WHAT IS TRY IT?

Try It! is a programme encouraging Coventry residents to have a go at a range of new, and often quirky, health-giving creative activities during our year as UK City of Culture.

We believe in social prescribing – the idea that, by taking part in community activities, we can all improve our health and wellbeing. 

This project aims to enhance the lives of community members and leave a lasting legacy of creative activities in Coventry.

For each workshop, you can book tickets online or pay at the door.

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Supported by funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Warwickshire County Council and Spirit of 2012.