All Along the Watchtower

Well it had to be Bob song for the title this week didn’t it after the Nobel Prize for Literature! I was actually playing Blood on the Tracks a few days ago for the first time in a while.

I’m now back home after an exhausting three days of Story Telling in three different parts of the country. It has been fun and what I have been asked to do has been varied and challenging. On Wednesday I was in Beckenham delivering stories on an environmental theme following the Laudato si (the Pope’s environmental message from last year). I had the challenge of learning three new stories; one was a pretty lengthy one. There were a couple of lovely moments to treasure I just finished a story for the Infants about the Cracked Pot when a child asked a wonderful left field question that virtually undid the point of the story-that young man will go a long way! Another moment was me doing the Rabbits and the Elephants story and I had the whole group pretending to be elephants and they were all making “Trump, Trump sounds-so I said it sounded like a Republican Rally!

Thursday was back for my residency at Wick Court telling stories to a group of children from Peckham. I did a couple of old favourites and also went back to the Shadow Cage which I will continue to develop for Telling.

Today I was doing a combination of performing some stories and then I ran a four -hour workshop with the children getting them to be Story Tellers.

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Bill Church is the story traveller, a former Headteacher who has a passion for sharing stories with people from 3 years up to 103 years of age. Bill loves stories; finding them (and the story’s story!), telling them and writing them! He is passionate in believing that everybody can tell stories and is keen to help people whatever their age do this. His blog ranges from his Story telling experiences to his obsessions sport, bird watching and cycling!

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