Drama & Storytelling

Family Tales

From: £60.00

SAT, 6 August 2022

10:00 – 16:00

Explore memories and learn how to tell your own family stories.

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Have you ever wanted to share the stories of your own kith and kin?  In this one-day course, storyteller and folklorist, Allison Galbraith, will help you to identify, shape and craft a tale from your own family’s folk history.  Whether you know the tales handed down through generations, or want to explore your own memories and heritage, Allison will guide you in how to write and tell your stories with courage and confidence.  Working with both writing and oral storytelling, the day will be spent exploring the inherent need to honour and share our family’s tales.

This course is suitable for any level of experience.

About the Day

Family Tales will run from 10am until 4pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.


10am Introductions

10.30am Start with storytelling – sharing our personal stories – exercises to identify the tales of family that we want to tell.

12 -1pm Lunch

1-2.30pm Writing the story – crafting and structuring your tales.

2.30-4pm Sharing the story through oral storytelling.

We will have working breaks when needed.

Essential Information

Please bring paper and pens.  If you would like to, please bring family photos/memorabilia, but not essential.

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room.  There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Allison Galbraith

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Allison has been working as an Expressive Artist, in the UK, for over thirty years. Much of her career has involved teaching; from movement and mask work for actors, to nature-based memoir writing. While recovering from a debilitating back injury she focused on writing and storytelling as part of the healing process. Receiving a Masters degree, in Scottish Folklore, from the Crichton Campus, Dumfries, 2012, she used her research to write two collections of folktales: Dancing With Trees, Eco-Tales from the British Isles (co-author, 2017) and Lanarkshire Folk Tales (2021, The History Press). Allison is currently writing more books of folk-stories, and sharing skills in telling stories that guide us on our journeys through the forests, along the byways, and into the gardens of life and beyond.

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