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PICTURING THE STORY - a workshop with Sef Townsend


Armstrong Storytelling Bursary in partnership with Storytellers of Ireland present

A workshop with Sef Townsend
10 30pm - 4 00pm
Ballyeamon Barn, Cushendall, Co Antrim

Fee: £35 or £30 for Storytellers of Ireland members (includes lunch tea/coffee)
Numbers limited – to book please email

As a storyteller working with groups from a whole range of cultures, faiths
and linguistic backgrounds, what do I need to make my stories come alive?
Is it the words? Is it the pictures I'm trying to create? Or is it something else?
In this workshop we'll look at the many different ways of bringing colour, texture
and feeling to our stories, and to ask the question:
'Which stories can I really make work for my audience?'

Sef has been sharing stories for more than twenty five years. Often working with refugees, the exiled and those in asylum detention, he tells in churches, mosques, meeting houses and synagogues, and has been involved in peace & reconciliation projects internationally. Recent work has taken him from shantytown schools in South Africa to the British Museum; from the Korean Centre for Traditional Performing Arts in Seoul to a remote village and refugee camp in the West Bank. In the last couple of years he has shared stories, given workshops and conducted his own research in Belgium, China, Italy, Argentina, and Chile.

Dublin Yarnspinners

The next meeting of the Yarnspinners will be on May 9th at the Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 starting at 8pm. This month we welcome Simone Schuemmelfeder as the featured teller. Her tales from Germany and beyond are full of laughter and mischief, but also rich in hidden beauty with surprising turns - just like a walk in Germany's vast forests.

Simone is a storyteller, writer and teacher from Germany, based in Dublin. She grew up near the Fairy Tale Road in Germany where the Brothers Grimm collected their fairy tales, like Hansel and Gretel and Sleeping Beauty. In 2011, she gave up teaching German grammar and moved to Ireland to do what she really loves: telling stories. She founded the storytelling group StoryGate ( together with Irish teller and puppeteer Michael Phelan and travels all over the country to perform for adults and children alike.

Her shows combine magic and realism, folktales and true stories that enchant and enthral her audience. Simone looks for surprising twists or heart-warming turns in a story.

As always, there will be stories from the floor as well. so come along, listen, enjoy and tell!

Hot off the press: The guest Teller for June 2019 will be Senem Donatan from Turkey.

Dublin Yarnspinners meet at the Teacher's Club / Club na Muinteori, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 at 8pm on the second Thursday of every month.

Looking forward to seeing you there!  

Triple Spiral Storytellers - Kilcullen, Kildare

Meet monthly mid-month usually Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

An Tearmann Café, Main Street, Kilcullen, County Kildare
Stories from local storytellers and guest storyteller. Suitable for all ages.

This coming season the guests include:

Wed 15 May starting at 7:30pm: Norman Skillen (South Africa)

Wed 12 June starting at 7:30pm: Senem Donatan (Turkey)

All welcome to tell or listen.

Contact: Tim Ditchburn


The Gab Storytelling

The Gab is celebrating World Storytelling Day at the Creative Zone, Boole Library UCC at 6.30pm on Wednesday 20th March. Check out The Gab Storytelling on Facebook for more details.

Tacumshane Storytelling

Storytelling takes place on the 1st Friday of every month in the Olde School house, Tacumshane.
For more information please contact: Janet Devereux
T: 0879076326
Address: Rostoonstown, Tacumshane, Wexford


Storytelling Circle Kilkenny

Storytelling Circle Kilkenny meet once a month in the Billy Byrne pub, Kilkenny.
All welcome