Site Navigation

Untitled, 2010, photograph courtesy of Gert and Uwe Tobias, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin and Maureen Paley, London.

Untitled, 2010, photograph courtesy of Gert and Uwe Tobias, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin and Maureen Paley, London.

Events - Talks

Contemporary Folk Tale Writing Workshops

20 Jul 2010 - 03 Aug 2010

Simon Heywood, who lectures in folklore and storytelling at Derby University, will lead a series of writing workshops, including forms of the folk tale, European and World folk tales and telling your own tale.

Please reserve your space using the link below. Your place will be confirmed once payment has been made - you can do this in person or by calling 0115 948 9750.

Tuesdays 20, 27 July and 3 August
5.30pm – 7pm The Study
£20 for three sessions, (£15 concessions)

Session 1. The forms of the folktale: myths, legends and wondertales. A talk and practical workshop introduction to the different kinds of traditional narrative and the forms they take in contemporary art and popular culture. The folktale is a global art-form and a seemingly endless creative resource for art and entertainment which speaks directly to the issues we face in our lives. This workshop looks at the kinds of folktales which have been recorded and some of the basic patterns which underlie them.

Session 2. European Folktales, World Folktales: a closer practical look at some major folktales of Europe, their place in world culture, and their value as an inspiration for creative work. This workshop looks more closely at some examples of the folktale, their historical context and their creative potential.

Session 3: Telling your own tale: a practical creative writing and storytelling workshop. This workshop aims to leave participants with a short finished piece of creative work, or a plan for a larger project, based on creative engagement with folktales.

Related Material

Supporters