Last week saw the Angus multi-sensory story apprentices begin their five week course and they are a talented group who are diverse and amazing in their talents. They are coming to Dundee every week and are enjoying their time at the university.
Week two saw them exploring landscape and Anne took them through some fun exercises that brought the landscapes they created to life. Ebbi and Graeme from Dundee storytellers joined us for the training session.
Will keep you up to date with their progress.
The first Tayberry multi- sensory storytelling apprentices have undertaken and very successfully completed their introductory course and are now practicing the skills they learned in preparation for their placements after the October holidays.
Well done to all who successfully completed the course and wishing them good luck in their placements over the coming year. Certificates will be awarded on October the 28th at a special event where the storytellers will demonstrate their skills.
Come along to the drama room, Dalhousie building, University of Dundee, 12.00-14.00 and have a light lunch and learnt a bit about multi-sensory storytelling and hear the Tayberry storytellers tell some tales.
Storytelling activity at Pamis has been zipping along at a great pace over the last few weeks. Claire and Maureen have been busy worming on the final stages of the resource being developed in memory of Loretto. Claire is busy putting the final touches to her beautiful paintings for our book, she has been meeting with Genie to plan the layout of the book. The creel has been woven and the boxes planned. We had our final story sharing at Corbenic where we invited Tayberry apprentices along to hear the the final story in the three stories we have chosen for the memory resource.
It was a beautiful day and Ross took the opportunity to play his bagpipes.
Friendships were forged and songs and stories shared in this beautiful setting at Dunkeld. The Corbenic community have also been involved in making some of the resources for the stories in Loretto’s storybox and Monica from the craft workshop joined our story sharing session to hear the story she had developed some items for.
Tayberry Tales Apprentice Multi-sensory storytelling course is now in its third week and everyone is having fun learning about storytelling. The apprentices are amazing and have learned valuable storytelling skills, learned about the senses, and made multi-sensory stories. It is fantastic to see the unlocking of the potential of the apprentices and they have embraced the work and are growing confident in their delivery of stories and in their understanding of multi-sensory stories. Everyone is looking forward to visiting Corbenic on the 9th of September where the apprentices can share their work and make new connections.
Story umbrellas made by the apprentices
The apprentices learning about the senses
Having fun creating character
On the 19th of May we travelled to Lilybank Adult Resource Centre in Forfar, where we shared the two stories that we have developed for Loretto’s story box. This was another great day and again we shared the stories and songs with everyone there. This time Graeme from Tayberry storytellers joined us and treated everyone to a fantastic telling of Rashie Coat.
Lilybank and storytellers
Graham telling the story
The 6th May saw us returning to Corbenic to share music and stories to celebrate the completion of writing the second story, which is a Selkie story, for Loretto’s story box. We had a great day listening to Claire tell the story and play the harp. Tayberry multi-sensory storyteller apprentice Channing also shared a story with the group. The sun shone and we had great fun building our storytelling community. We also visited Monica in the craft room to discuss the stimuli we need for the story and look forward to seeing the items that are being made at Corbenic.
Channing telling a story
Then we have the Tayberry Enterprise accredited sensory storytelling apprenticeship scheme, which has attracted funding through The Keys to Life Development Fund. We are pleased to be working with Tayberry Enterprise to help train their storytellers in techniques that will help them share and tell multi-sensory stories to a variety of audiences. As part of this project we all spent a beautiful day at Corbenic near Dunkeld and shared stories and song in a wonderful story and music sharing and training day. The project will be coming to other areas of Scotland soon, for further information please contact Anne Everett-Ogston, Project co-ordinator at: AEverett-Ogston@tayberryenterprise.org www.tayberryenterprise.org. The three storytellers already undertaking this apprenticeship are coming with us on our journey with the development of our Irish multi-sensory stories.
Tayberry Enterprise Storytellers at Corbenic
On Monday March 21, Jason and Channing, the multi-sensory storytellers from Tayberry Enterprise continued their voice coaching at PAMIS with Joanna. This was followed by a training session from Claire and a sharing of our Sligo story trip with the storytellers, visiting students and staff, from Lilybank Resource Centre in Forfar. This training day was held in preparation for a future visit to Lilybank in a few months time by the Tayberry storytellers.
Training at PAMIS