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The Master Shoemaker / Y Meister Crydd

The Montgomeryshire folktale “The Master Shoemaker”, in English and Welsh. Two written precis’ and information about the Montgomeryshire folktales project.

Prince Voel and Gwendolen / Tywysog Foel a Gwendolen

The Montgomeryshire folktale “Voel and Gwendolen”, in English and Welsh. Two written precis’ and one creative video telling by a young storyteller.

The Fox’s Leap / Cam y Lywnog

The Montgomeryshire folktale “The Fox’s Leap”, in English and Welsh. Two written precis’ and information about the Montgomeryshire folktales project.

Red Cap / Jac Bach Cap Coch

The Montgomeryshire folktale “Little Jack Red Cap”, in English and Welsh. Two written precis’ and information about the Montgomeryshire folktales project.

The Robber’s Grave / Bedd y Lleidr

The Montgomeryshire folktale “The Robber’s Grave”, in English and Welsh. Two written precis’ and one creative video telling by young storytellers.

The Escape / Y Ddihangfa

The Montgomeryshire folktale “The Escape”, in English and Welsh. Two written precis’ and information about the Montgomeryshire folktales project.

The Ogress / Y Gawres

The Montgomeryshire folktale “The Ogress”, in English and Welsh. Two written precis’ and information about the Montgomeryshire folktales project.

Melangell and her lambs / Melangell a’i ŵyn

The Montgomeryshire folktale “Melangell and her lambs”, in English and Welsh. Two written precis’ and one creative video telling by young storytellers.

The Changelings / Y Plant Cyfnewid

The Montgomeryshire folktale “The Changelings”, in English and Welsh. Two written precis’ and two very different video tellings.

The Enchanted Wood / Y Goedwig Hud

The Montgomeryshire folktale “The Enchanted Wood”, in English and Welsh. Two written precis’ and two very different video tellings.

let’s create at home – Story Mat for Bufeo Colorado

A Creativity Challenge to make a Story Mat to accompany the retelling of the Rainforest story “Bufeo Colorado”, the shapeshifting pink river dolphin.

Montgomeryshire Folktales

How to work with local folktales. With ideas for half day, whole day or longer projects. There are downloadable Welsh and English language versions of the stories used and lots of videos to watch.

Week Twelve: Taking The Stage

Taking the Stage; using the stage to help your audience visualize the story, and a recap of the basic skills of storytelling.

Week Eleven: Gestures

Gestures; experiment with movement to help convey the story.

Week Ten: Engaging The Audience

Engaging the Audience; how to involve your audience and let it help you shape the tale.

Week Nine: Timing

Timing; the role of timing in storytelling, with group exercises to experiment with its impact.

Week Eight: Composition

Composition; the function of description, narrative and speech in composing a story, introducing ‘firework’ moments and a pictorial way to show the developing patterns.

Week Seven: Structure

Structure; stories have different ‘shapes’ (circular, there-and-back, nested, envelope, linear), group exercises to help identify these and use the shape so you tell the tale your own way.

Ellesmere Poems by Fred D’Aguiar

Award winning poet Fred D’Aguiar’s poems inspired by folk stories of Ellesmere in North Shropshire.

Week Six: Characterization

Characterization; Whole and small group exercises to develop your characters and help your listeners distinguish between them.

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