Saturday, 31 July 2010

Woodcraft Camp

I had an interesting invitation to tell some stories at a Woodcraft Folk Camp up at Embercombe. The Camp was run by the 16-21 year old in very organised way with a cycle powered mobile phone charger, shower and outdoor cinema!! The atmosphere was very relaxed. A lot of my recent work has been with very young children so the chance to work with an older group was a bit of a challenge! Great audience though and lovely cycle ride home under a midnight full moon. The way in which language and delivery changes with the audience is intriguing. With this audience the story telling shifted through different modes moving from within the tale to commentary on the tale (and audience!) and back. Read more about stretching stories for different audiences here.

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