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Adventures in Storytelling

Sunday 1 Dec 4pm — Wednesday 4 Dec 1pm, 2019

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, activities):

  • £275 – single ensuite room
  • £250 – sharing an ensuite room
  • £250 – single non-ensuite room
  • £225 – sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (all meals, and activities):

  • £200

Non Resident (all meals except breakfast, and activities:)

  • £190

An immersive course for those who have been listening to traditional stories and would like to take the plunge into start telling.

The course will focus on how to prepare a story for sharing with your listeners, how to choose material and how to discover your own voice as a storyteller.

On this workshop you will further your ability to deliver dynamic, versatile and authentic performances through peer group and partner learning. There will also be slots for one to one tuition and an opportunity to perform for each other.

The course will include a professional performance from the tutor, open to the public. ‘Talking to the Dark’ reflects the season that brings tales of the Other World closer to our own.

Arrive from 4pm on Sunday; depart after lunch on Wednesday.

Who’s it For?

This is suitable for anyone new to storytelling, or who has recently embarked on that journey and would like to develop confidence and telling skills.

This will be an intensive few days and be assured that Sharon creates a warm and supportive environment, so you’ll be able to relax and have fun too!

“Sharon, I can’t thank you enough for delivering such an excellent course… I have felt confident enough to stand up and deliver a story and that is all due to your help and support. I would also like to thank the other group members for their help and support and for listening and putting up with me. I hope to meet you and the others at future storytelling events. I would be grateful if you could also pass on my thanks to the staff at Halsway for everything they’ve done. Thanks should also go to Nature for creating such beautiful surroundings around Halsway Manor.” Participant

The Tutor

Sharon Jacksties has been telling traditional tales of wonder and delight for over 25 years. Working here and abroad, she has been happy telling stories to all ages in venues that vary from bus shelters to the National Theatre. She shares stories from all over the world, some of which have never been heard on these islands before. Sharon is also the author of ‘Somerset Folk Tales’ and convenes the ‘Somerset Story Circle’.

Highlights of 2018 included her History Press publication of Somerset Folk Tales for Children, teaching storytelling in Romania and returning to Halsway Manor, her favourite teaching venue. 2019 brings a new project working with Romania’s museums service, further storytelling training and finishing another story collection entitled ‘Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland’. Her new performance piece ‘Talking to the Dark‘ will be premiered during this workshop in a public performance.

More about Sharon www.sharonjackstories.co.uk