Wednesday, March 18

Hello there!

Interested in creative storytelling? Farm and food based learning? Environmental explorations?
You have arrived at the right place!

Sunday, March 18

Wild Garlic Tales

Off gathering wild garlic for storytelling and cooking for next Saturday's Farmer's Market in Okehampton! Ransoms and Bear's Garlic make a good start!

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Tuesday, July 24

Dolbury Dragon

Thanks to Stuart at RA Projects for creating this film of the Dolbury Dragon Final Session at Killerton. Great fun and quite magical!

Sunday, July 15

Farm Stories ... a wordquest

organicARTS was lucky enough to get funding from Cyprus Wells / Wordquest for a short project exploring the farming landscape through stories.

Extract from funding application ...
"William Hoskin's pioneering book The Making of the English Landscape explores the impact of human activity on the evolution of the landscape.  The Farm Stories project seeks to make this Exeter born author's ideas relevant and accessible to two different groups of visitors to the farm and through this deepen an understanding of the farming landscape and allow a creative response to this landscape!

West Town Farm has rich farming landscape with layers of geography, history and environmental stewardship. Farm Stories will engage groups from the city in interpreting this landscape in their own words through the context of farm based story walks with organicARTS resident storyteller creating text and audio trails for other visitors."
I will be posting updates on this over the next couple of weeks.

Check this page to find out more and here to link back to some earlier ideas

Saturday, July 7

Apple People's Quest

I worked with St Wilfrids on a day of storytelling and puppet making with an apple and orchard theme. Working with simple materials sticks, wool and felt is always good and the children, a mixed age primary group, rose to the challenge of engaging with the theme, creating puppets and telling a story. This video was shot in the last 15 minutes of the day as a record of the story and puppets. I rather like using video in this way to capture a sense of what has happened rather than a complete finished product.