“Stories are how we explain, how we teach, how we entertain ourselves and how we often do all three at once.” Robert Fulford
“Story is the only language understood by the whole mind.” Ted Hughes
Stories and Storytelling enrich our lives. Through Story we embark on a journey to inspiring, invigorating, and sometimes challenging Storyscapes. We meet colourful and dynamic characters along the way and with them we are guided and transformed by the events of unfolding plots, before returning energised and ready to connect again with the world around us.
Storytelling is an ancient tradition and as an art form has been perfected and polished since the early days. Countless generations have been nurtured and sustained by its familiar forms. Storytelling speaks for all times and can bring wise insights into contemporary issues – helping us prepare for change, build resilience and identify new possibilities for the future.
Story Space is based in Herefordshire and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015. It has been developed by Carol Florence Graham, a storyteller, writer, coach and consultant, who has worked in a wide range of settings across England and Wales. A storyteller is given a place in the very heart of communities and it is a privilege to share the beauty and wisdom of traditional tales, and also to connect with the stories of people’s lives and to hear of the things they care about.
Story Space workshops are designed to develop an understanding of the importance of storytelling in all our lives and to offer opportunities to explore creative activities that foster the crafting and communicating of a rich variety of different story forms.