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.