Spinning Yarns is dedicated to creating opportunities to give access to oral storytelling on a variety of platforms and to pass on the skills to the wider community. To achieve this we actively look for or create projects to engage the wider community with storytelling and also offer training opportunities where transferable skills can be applied and the craft of storytelling learnt.
We offer workshops to both Secondary Schools and Further Education establishments, the corporate sector and individuals.
'Connecting to Story'...
is our programme of workshops lead by arts professionals from the world of theatre, music and spoken word.
The sessions explore different ways in which stories can be expressed and can be designed around a theme if desired.
They can be stand alone workshops or delivered as a recurring series.
'Step Up & Speak!'...
are workshops designed to help young people become confident communicators. They explore presentation skills and transferable communication skills in a fun and interactive session.
'Connecting the Threads'...
is our new programme of workshops lead by storytelling professionals. These are for both beginners and those wishing to deepen their practice.
Past workshops have included: 'Finding the Best Storyteller in You' with Paul Jackson & 'Storytelling for the Under 5's' with Danyah Miller.
We can offer communication skills training packages to support business CPD. Our communication skills training is lead by Hannah Brailsford, an experienced corporate trainer with over twenty years experience in facilitation. The training uses the skills of oral storytelling to help with presentation and wider communication skills and offers an interactive approach in style. The sessions can be stand alone or incorporated alongside other training.
Past clients have included: Cronin Solutions, PPC Worldwide, Barclays Bank & Weetabix.