26-28th October inclusive, so arrive on Friday 25th October 2019
Storyteller in Residence: Clare Muireann Murphy
Dublin born storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy has been telling stories since 2006 on stages all over the world including The Globe Theatre London, DramtikkenHus Oslo, and Out of the Box Festival Singapore. She featured twice at the Cape Clear Storytelling Festival (having started life there as a volunteer).
Her work ranges from Irish myths to the political folklore such as her Syrian piece “The King of Lies” to playful pieces like UniVerse which explores where quantum physics, philosophy & mythology meet. She tells the story that is called for in each situation from telling to President Mary Robinson to performing at the Writers Room of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She teachers, lectures, trains and consults on storytelling and communication. Her clients include NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, BBC Radio 4 and the National Museums of Ireland.
Workshop: BRINGING A STORY TO LIFE:
How do you bring a story to life? How do you animate it so that it engages audiences?
How do you keep it exciting on repeated ‘tellings’? What makes it lift up out of the ordinary into the extraordinary? This workshop will focus on the subtle and not so subtle ways that we can keep our relationship to stories alive. We will work on embodying and inhabiting the characters and the landscape of the story. We will look at how we choose stories, and why we tell them. We will also work on relationship to audience and stage presence. Please bring a couple of stories that you know well. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in easily.
Timetable: Where and When
To be held in cottage 6 behind Ciaran Danny Mike’s Pub
Total cost €200 = €150 for course plus a non-refundable registration fee of €50.
A light buffet Lunch of Vegetable soup (gluten/ dairy free) and an array of bread, crackers, cheese, ham, various salads, and other delights, along with cakes, tea, herbal tea, coffee and biscuits, will be created and served up by our delightful assistant Ann Brennan, on Saturday and Sunday, these lunches will be included in the price. Monday lunch will be what ever is left! Or you can buy lunch in Sean Rua’s restaurant before you leave the Island…or in Bushe’s of Baltimore (to be on the safe side)
Any dietary issues please tell us in registration email.
A special banquet for all, held Sunday night, will be an extra, price (and location) yet to be determined.
TO BOOK A PLACE ON THE WORKSHOP email Conor ( his email address:- finnegas2 complete the address with @gmail.com).
The whole amount can be paid in advance, at the time of Registration, or
REGISTRATION pay a Deposit €50
Last Registration (€50) by September 8th 2019
Workshop fee due by October 1st 2019: €150 ideally paid well before deadline.
1. Send an email to finnegas2 (complete the address with “@gmail.com”).
2. You will receive an email-confirmation that you have been placed on the registration-list on a first-come first-serve basis.
3. Make sure to pay the non-refundable registration fee within *two weeks* of your email confirmation.
Please note that if you have not paid your registration fee within these two weeks, we may no longer be able to guarantee your place.
4. Once all places on the workshop have been filled, we will keep your name on a reserve list through which you may still obtain a place should someone cancel.
*Note: the workshop fee can also be paid in one go with the registration fee at the time of registering * 😊 thank you for doing this.
Info on the International Storytelling Festival: www.capeclearstorytelling.com ; info on the island: www.oilean-chleire.ie Questions? Contact Conor O Brien finnegas2 (and as before) @gmail.com