Posted by: Mike Grenville | 21 January 2010

Storytelling for Times of Transition

19-21st March 2010
A weekend of Training for Transition Tales aimed at educators of all description; in fact anyone wanting to work with school and/or community groups of all ages to engage them in the process of visioning and develop Transition Tales in their area.

Transition Tales are visions of a positive future. They help us to collectively envision a world in which we are meeting present day challenges, they can entice us to take the next step and affirm that, however small that step might feel, it’s part of the interweaving of a larger whole. They are also an especially effective way of engaging the creativity and imagination of young people.

Background

It all started in 2006 when Rob Hopkins (Transition Town Totnes (TTT), & co founder of the Transition Network) and other TTT-ers saw the need to involve young people in the process of visioning the future we would all like to see. Since then Transition Tales has been working in 4 local schools, and has presented at 3 South West conferences aimed at school children and educators, several Transition events in Totnes and London, a Summer Family Camp, as well as at the National Transition Conference in Battersea in May 2009, and the National Transition Scotland Gathering in December 2009.

The Course

The weekend will be facilitated by Steph Bradley and Inez Aponte, two experienced trainers whose approach is fun, inspiring and inclusive. We will take the story within each of us as a starting point to envision and create the possible collective stories of a positive future. We will also be sharing one of the key tools so far developed by the group – an interactive community game called “The Quest” – as well as a host of other innovative techniques for unleashing the storyteller in all of us.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at educators of all description; in fact anyone wanting to work with school and/or community groups of all ages to engage them in the process of visioning and develop Transition Tales in their area.

Details

19-21st March 2010
Bowden House, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7PW

Cost: £105

Further news:

Shortly after the course, Transition Tales will be doing a community walk around Britain with the intention of co-creating and collecting the stories of our island to be compiled into a Transition Tales publication in 2011.

If you would like to enrol on the course, get involved with the walk or are interested in the work of Transition Tales in Totnes in 2010 please contact:

Steph at transitiontales@google.mail.com

Or leave a message on 01803 849094

“It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.”
Native American proverb


Responses

  1. I am very interested in this course, but not sure I can make it to Totnes. Are you planning to have other events in other parts of Britain? I am based in Kent, South east England. Please keep me updated in case I can attend.

    Many thanks,
    Hildegard

  2. I am very interested too. Won’t make it for March in Totnes. Please keep me updated for next editions.

  3. Hi Hildegard,
    Thanks for your enquiry. This Totnes course will be the last till September as I will be setting off to walk around England end of March collecting transiiton tales – see link
    https://transitionnetworknews.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/transition-tales-2010-quest
    Maybe something can be arranged whilst I am in Forest Row end of April?
    all the best
    Steph

  4. Hi Camille,
    For further opportunities see
    https://transitionnetworknews.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/transition-tales-2010-quest
    E mail me to arrange a workshop near you
    all the best
    Steph


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