Storytelling for Arts Projects with Daniel Morden

23rd Oct 2018 10:00 am Caldicot Castle Church Road Caldicot NP26 4QL

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10:00 – 15:00


Storytelling is an ancient art form connecting and enlightening humanity across time, space and culture. When used effectively, it is a powerful tool for supporting literacy, empathy, and as a basis for a wide range of arts projects.

Join Daniel Morden for a day of inspiration and insight into engaging storytelling and how it can be used successfully in the classroom.

This workshop is ideal for teachers, teaching assistants and arts practitioners who want to gain insight and techniques into the art of storytelling for supporting literacy and creative writing, and as a foundation for creative projects such as those delivered through the Lead Creative Schools Scheme.

Image © The Devil’s Violin 2017


Daniel Morden is one of the leading exponents in the art of storytelling and has delighted audiences around the world with his performances, including at the Vancouver, Oslo and Yukon storytelling festivals, and at venues such as The National Theatre and The British Museum.

He has also worked on television and radio, and had published six children’s books. He was recently awarded the Hay Festival Medal for his contribution to storytelling.

Who Can Attend?

  • Teachers (including HLTAs and TAs) and educators from creative or cultural organisations who work in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport or Torfaen
  • Artists who live in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport or Torfaen

We Pay For Cover

To help teachers take advantage of our professional development opportunites, the Arts and Education Network: South East Wales can contribute up to £100 towards the cost of supply cover.

There is such a thing as a free lunch!

We provide refreshments and lunch for full-day workshops, and refreshments for half-day and twilight workshops. Please let us know any allergies or dietary requirements when booking.

Who funds us?

We are funded by Arts Council of Wales in partnership with Welsh Government, as part of Creative Learning through the Arts – an Action Plan for Wales. The scheme puts ‘creativity and the arts at the heart of learning’ and aims to:

  • Improve attainment through creativity
  • Increase and improve arts experience and opportunities in schools
  • Deliver on the three education priorities: improving literacy, numeracy, and reducing the impact of disadvantage
  • Support teachers and arts practitioners in developing their skills

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