Workshop on The Art of Storytelling

Workshop on The Art of Storytelling


About The Event

Workshop Overview

 Welcome to Storytelling with one of the leading storytellers from the UK, Tim Ralphs. In this workshop we will share the magic of creating and telling stories using our imaginations, voices and bodies. Internationally acclaimed storyteller Tim Ralphs has worked for many years with teachers, university lecturers and researchers to explore ways that storytelling can support and contribute to teaching. In this workshop, Tim explores creativity, spontaneity, confidence and ways to make sure what you say lodges in the mind of your listeners for years to come.

Workshop Objectives

 By the end of this workshop, you can expect to:

  • Have learned basic but important tips and techniques for effective storytelling in a variety of contexts from performance to education to everyday life.
  • Have an understanding of what oral storytelling is.
  • Be inspired to share stories with others.

 About the Trainer: Tim Ralphs

Tim Ralphs is a storyteller and active exponent of narrative in art. He also works as a public engagement consultant where he focuses on connecting academic researchers with non-specialists. His storytelling is rooted in the oral tradition: the craft of a speaker weaving language and gesture to entrance an audience and bring a tale to life. Tim Ralphs gained much acclaim at “The Young Storyteller of the Year” competition in 2007 and was a British Award for Storytelling Excellence winner in 2012. He has performed everywhere from majestic Teutonic castle at Alden Biesen in Belgium, to the muddy Shropshire fields of The Festival at the Edge, to the sophisticated theatres of Soho and The Barbican. His audiences find him equally captivating whether they are partaking of some cake in a café, sitting spellbound around a fire in the woods, or dancing furiously while he lays down his words over a frenzy of experimental rock.

Who should attend?

The workshop is recommended for teachers and trainers.

Session Outline

During the workshop you will:

  • Work with traditional stories such as folktales and world mythology.
  • Explore different styles of storytelling.
  • Participate in storytelling exercises.
  • Have fun exploring how we can use our voices and gestures to help tell a story.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

Seats are limited to 25 participants only. Registrations will be confirmed on paying the fee by cash/card/cheque at British Library, Bangalore. Please note that the fee is non-refundable. Tea/coffee and light refreshments will be served. For further information, contact us at:

 0120-4569000 / 6684353 or

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