Choose from one of these special storytelling workshops. No previous storytelling experience is required but places are limited so we suggest booking your place early!
Storytelling Nature and Personal Objects – Storytelling for Adults
With Ivanir Sibylla Hasson at the Natural History Museum, Mdina
30 March 2019
9.30 – 12.30
In this workshop we will explore storytelling through the relation to personal objects. We often think of personal objects as something we need, a necessity! Or, on the other hand something we have just for fun. However, personal objects are companions to our emotion, they serve to express dynamic processes within us, among us, and between us and our surroundings. The objects are part of our biography. Personal objects may be lost but even lost objects have strength and power and as they are remembered they carry stories with them. By bringing these stories to life we can bring parts of ourselves back to life because personal objects, whether they are lost or still with the owner, contain memories and legacy. They are connected to deep feelings. These stories can go straight to the core of what it means to be human.
Ivanir Sibylla Hasson is a professional performer, storyteller and clown. In 1989 she founded the theatre group, Cirkus Sibylla, in Norway. She has participated in more than 40 different theatre and storytelling performances, mainly for children, in collaboration with various international artists. Since 1991 she has been running a circus school for children and has dedicated much of the past seven years to work with circus for children with special needs and children of refugees in her own country.
Story Structure: From Bones to Storyboard – Storytelling for Adults (special focus on educators)
With Giovanna Conforto at the Natural History Museum, Mdina
31 March 2019
9.30 – 12.30
Let’s imagine a story like a human body. It has a skeleton and around it blood, flesh, skin, fat and so on. The skeleton is more or less the same for everyone, but the rest depends on our choices, our experiences, our ancestors and it tells who we are. This is the creative part of Storytelling. Come along and learn how to make a story your own and use it as a unique teaching tool.
Giovanna Conforto, is the creative director of the Italian Storytelling Centre (Portico di Romagna, IT), founding member of SPIA, Stories in Place International Association (Edinburgh, UK) and teacher at the International School of Storytelling in Emerson College (East Sussex, UK) and at IED University (Rome, IT).
Children and Nature – Storytelling for Children
With Špela Kaplja and Maja Bumberak at the Natural History Museum, Mdina
30 March 2019
13.30 – 15.30
FREE with Heritage Malta Passport
Every seed holds the magic of a story within and in the same way every child holds the magic of opportunity and potential that is released when we discover our talents. If we hibernate in a meditative story for a while, which seed will we find? Which is the flower wanting to grow? Given the colours we draw rainbows, given the time we create stories, while spontaneously discovering our magical seed, our great potential waiting to be discovered. A gentle inward story walk, awakening the potentials and freeing the flow of imagination.
Špela Kaplja is a professional storyteller working in the fields of healing storytelling, clowning, and the art of storytelling with nature. She is also the founder of Terra Anime (Slovenia), a deep ecology organisation aimed to research natural life and our connection with it.
Maja Bumberák is a professional storyteller whose repertoire includes about 160 stories, predominantly from Hungarian folklore, but also from other peoples of the world. She is a core member of the Hungarian Art- and Socio-therapy Community-building Association, a Hungarian non-profit association aimed to contribute to the development of an open and accepting society (by for example, training art therapists).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and booking details.