A Tale on the Tongue: Storytelling Weekend

Fri 22 May 2020 - Sun 24 May 2020
Tutors / Daniel Morden & Phil Okwedy
Course Fee / From £240 - £325 per person
Genre / Storytelling
Language / English

The folktales, fairy tales and myths of our ancestors are the building blocks for every story that has been told since, including plays, novels, poetry and screenplays. The ancient tales continue to inspire poets, artists, authors and dramatists today. Shocking, magical, touching and profound, our traditional tales define human experience. Storytelling is experiencing an extraordinary revival, with adults regularly gathering to hear and tell traditional tales all over the country. This storytelling course for beginners – and those returning to the craft – is a chance to learn how to adapt and tell the myths, legends and folktales that are our birth-right.


Daniel Morden

Daniel Morden has been telling traditional stories since 1989. He has told tales all over the world, from the Arctic to the Pacific to the Caribbean. He is known for his lucid retellings of Greek myth, and his passionate performances of Welsh gypsy tales. He is the author of several collections of folktales, including Dark Tales from the Woods (Gomer 2006) which won the Tir na n-Og Prize. In 2017 he was awarded the Hay Festival Medal for his storytelling.

Phil Okwedy

Born in Cardiff of a Welsh mother and Nigerian father, Phil Okwedy is a performance storyteller and mythmaker who draws deeply on his dual heritage and multiple cultures. He regularly performs in storytelling clubs and has featured at Beyond the Border and Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival, as well as at Kea Festival in Greece and Fabula Festival in Sweden. Last year he published his first book, Wil & the Welsh Black Cattle (Gomer, 2018), a set of Welsh folktales framed around the mythology of the ancient cattle drovers.

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