As you talk one word leads to another and if you are not careful you find a story has been made. There is something so essential and comforting about sitting down and being told a story. Storytelling is as old as the human race. It is the library, the store cupboard, of our oldest memories, knowledge, understanding and explanation. We all tell stories, but the storyteller takes us with them to another world where many things can and do happen. This tradition of the oral explanation, the telling of the tale, can be so simple but also so satisfying.
I am a professional storyteller who seeks out tales from around the world to tell at a variety of venues and situations. From Folktales that tell the story of how Iceland got its volcanoes and Denmark its fjords to the beautiful Myths and Folklore of Japan, and the wonderful tales of Great Britain. These are stories of beauty, horror, comedy and the way people act.
I have recently completed The Secret Storytellers of Wincanton project funded by an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant and South Somerset District Council. With this project I was able to research and record a series of stories, that were then embedded in a series of signs, these were then able to be accessed for this Story trail.
During the period of lockdown for Corvid 19 I have brought together a group of storytellers who tell stories live on zoom every week. The storytellers have come from different parts of the country and have joined together to share stories during these difficult times. This has been great fun and many new stories have been explored ready for telling to live audiences in the future. Email: sarahLW@mail.com for details.
Booking your own storytelling session is so simple, it can be for Adults, Children or a mixed family audience. Storytelling works for all ages with its essential simplicity as it just asks the watcher to fly away into the story with the storyteller. Email me at: Soryahh@hotmail.com and we can organise a performance. Storytelling can fit into any space and needs little technical support. I work with any age group from 3 to 103 and can choose stories that suit your age group or style of event.