Story Jam takes storytelling to young people, as well as to our adult audiences. We work with organisations including The Literacy Trust and The Latin Programme, bringing lively storytelling into the classroom to support learning (and as end of term treats!). But there’s more…
We have a flexible programme of storytelling and workshops which explore a topic that is at the top of the current agenda: boundaries and consent. We would love to talk to you further – please contact us!
The Galloping Horse Tour performances and workshops take you to the heart of the adventure of travelling from childhood to adulthood. We can work with children and young adults of any age – there are stories for every stage of development.
Why stories? A good story stays with you. It provokes questions. A good story doesn’t preach or offer pat codes or morals. It offers paths that go through the middle of forests of difficulties and bring you out stronger, wiser and better equipped. A story is a rich resource for the students, and for you, their teachers.
Want to know why we’re calling it The Galloping Horse Tour? Click on the picture below.
Alongside gripping stories performed by professional storytellers, there will be workshops giving everyone the tools to try their own storytelling. They’ll be honing their communication skills and confidence and discovering their unique voices. At the centre of the experience we’ll be encouraging the two best guides through life: empathy and imagination.
We have two aims:
To provide rich entertaining opportunities to explore the challenges of relationships and sexual needs and desire, in a way that is appropriate and accessible. There will be space to discuss (and take issue with) the choices the characters make in the stories, and to think about the choices you could make in similar situations.
We are also committed to introducing a new generation to oral storytelling, both as audience and – who knows? – as tellers.
Storytelling is an art form that thrives in all sorts of settings and communities. We’ve started this project working with schools. In the future, we will be eyeing up other venues. Watch this space!