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Funding Applications - They're Not So Scary! with Ailie Robertson

(Sat 22 Jun: 11am) Are you thinking of applying for funding for a project but feeling intimidated by the form? Have you applied in the past but not been successful and lost confidence? Perhaps you don't know what's fundable in the first place? This practical workshop led by Ailie Robertson will take you through the process of writing a successful funding application. It aims to cover all aspects of structuring your application and offer tips and advice to ensure that your submissions have every chance of success. The workshop will focus on:• How to talk about yourself and your project• How to strengthen your proposal• How to address Creative Scotland's three strategic priorities and key areas of work• How to think about evaluating and monitoring your project• How to budget, including how to calculate in-kind costs There will also be a discussion section encouraging questions from participants ~~~~~~~~~~ Ailie Robertson has a multi-faceted career combining work as a performer, composer, researcher and educator. She has worked on projects with an array of organisations both in Scotland and Internationally, and enjoys helping other creatives bring their ideas to life.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Workshop, Gaelic, Song

Gaelic Songs from the Hebrides with Mischa Macpherson

(Sat 15 Jun: 1:30pm) Suitable for both Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers, this workshop will focus on Scottish Gaelic songs from the Hebrides and include a diverse selection of material including waulking songs, lullabies and puirt-a-beul (mouth music). Workshop suitable for all abilities and no Gaelic required. Gaelic singer Mischa Macpherson unearthed her love for traditional music and song growing up in the Outer Hebrides. A recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and MG ALBA Gaelic Singer of the Year, her career has seen her perform across the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada and India, and collaborate with renowned musicians including Carlos Núñez (Galicia), Suraj and Chang Khan (Pakistan) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

subvenue George Mackay Brown Library

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Workshop, Development

How to Set Up a Small Tour: with Katch Holmes

(Sat 21 Sep: 11am) In this workshop Katch will teach you how to arrange a live tour to perform and promote your music, with special focus on how musicians who may be just starting out or don't have representation can build festival and venue contacts, approach promoters, negotiate fees, advance their shows and promote their tour. The workshop will include breakouts for discussion and Q&A about the aspects of touring of the most interest to you. Katch Holmes has worked in the music industry in Scotland for 25 years. She has represented artists, commissioned new music, produced residencies and promoted gigs with folk and crossover music acts through her company Off Site Productions. She organises Knockengorroch roots music festival in Dumfries and Galloway. She sat on WOMEX selection panels in 2021 and 2017 and is a Relational Dynamics business coach working with professional creatives.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Workshop, Storytelling, Development

More Than Telling: Workshop with Daniel Serridge

(Sat 18 May & Sat 1 Jun: 10:30am) Do you have a desire to facilitate long-term meaningful storytelling projects? Do you want to explore in greater depth the fundamentals of working with groups of all ages and abilities? In this 2-day training you’ll take a deep dive into the tools and techniques of facilitation, from group dynamics to safeguarding, from structure to pacing, from planning to delivery. Storyteller Dan Serridge and The Village Storytelling Centre will support you to think more deeply about the complex nature of storytelling projects, their ethical implications and what it takes to support groups to engage, connect and be inspired. Dan Serridge is a storyteller, community artist and facilitator who creates vibrant and exciting community projects for all ages and abilities. He tells stories and helps people to tell theirs, supporting everyone to see their experiences as pieces of artwork waiting to be told. Through a combination of the personal and folkloric Dan explores the power of metaphor and meaning that sharing stories can hold. The Village Storytelling Centre improves lives and empowers communities by bringing people together, inspiring them to find, shape and share their voice and to realise their potential through the power of Storytelling. All of their work supports positive social interaction, the development of friendships and support networks for the most disadvantaged or marginalised communities. ~~~~~~~~~~ Pay it Forward If you are willing and able to donate a workshop place to another person, you now can! Click the button above and select the ticket price to donate. We will then be able to offer a free place to someone who would not have been able to attend otherwise. If you feel the Pay It Forward scheme would benefit you and would like to request a free ticket please email our Reception Team where you will be allocated a ticket if available. We hold 1 space per workshop for Pay It Forward requests.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Storytelling, Development

Movement & Voice

(Sat 31 Aug: 10:30am) 'I can see them standing on the other side of the flames, speaking in the voices of lions, or thunder, or monsters, or heroes, heroines, or the earth, or fire itself -- for they had to contain all voices within them, had to be all things and nothing.' (Ben Okri - A Way of Being Free) How can the body be both a tool for investigating a story, and a means of communicating with an audience? This workshop led by Jo Blake will empower you to connect with your audience through movement and voice to progress your skills and confidence. All bodies welcome in a creative and supportive environment, with an emphasis on exploration and curiosity. Please come with a story in mind that you feel happy to work with. Jo Blake is a performer, director, facilitator, teacher and curator whose performance practice sits at the intersection of storytelling, dance and theatre. She had a PhD in Emergent Storytelling Practices and is curious about the transformative power of embodied myth and acts of narration as cultural therapeutics. ~~~~~~~~~~ Pay it Forward If you are willing and able to donate a workshop place to another person, you now can! Click the button above and select the ticket price to donate. We will then be able to offer a free place to someone who would not have been able to attend otherwise. If you feel the Pay It Forward scheme would benefit you and would like to request a free ticket please email our Reception Team where you will be allocated a ticket if available. We hold 1 space per workshop for Pay It Forward requests.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Workshop, Song, Scots

Scots Songs from Galloway with Robyn Stapleton

(Sat 15 Jun: 11am) Come and learn the songs of Galloway, with Robyn Stapleton. The songs will be taught in unison and harmony, spanning the themes of nature, farming, travel, and love! This workshop is suitable for all levels of singing experience. Multi award-winning singer Robyn Stapleton performs the songs of her Scottish and Irish heritage in the Scots, English and Gaelic languages. She is best known for her deeply emotive performances of traditional song and has collaborated with many of Scotland’s finest instrumentalists and leading ensembles. Accompanied by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, she has performed at Proms in the Park and for the BBC’s Burns Night celebrations.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

subvenue George Mackay Brown Library

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Workshop, Storytelling

Starting with Stories

(Sat 16 Nov: 10:30am) A hands-on, practical introduction to live storytelling and the associated skills. Storyteller Janis Mackay leads this participatory session for anyone curious about discovering and developing their own storytelling talent. Let out your inner storyteller and learn to craft your skills. For new and aspiring storytellers. Janis Mackay is an award-winning storyteller and author based in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she also teaches creative writing. She is the author of The Fairy Song, The Selkie Girl, and the Magnus Fin and Accidental Time Traveller trilogies. Janis also facilitates the Scottish Storytelling Forum's Apprentice Storyteller programme. ~~~~~~~~~~ Our participatory sessions are designed to help you improve your skills and share your experiences with fellow storytelling enthusiasts. This carefully curated workshop programme offers you the chance to work with highly-skilled and experienced artists, giving you guidance on improving your practice and discovering your own talent. Did you know? Members of the Scottish Storytelling Forum are entitled to discounted rates on our storytelling workshops. For more information on memberships please visit the Storytelling Forum website. ~~~~~~~~~~ Pay it Forward If you are willing and able to donate a workshop place to another person, you now can! Click the button above and select the ticket price to donate. We will then be able to offer a free place to someone who would not have been able to attend otherwise. If you feel the Pay It Forward scheme would benefit you and would like to request a free ticket please email our Reception Team where you will be allocated a ticket if available. We hold 1 space per workshop for Pay It Forward requests.

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Funding Applications - They're Not So Scary! with Ailie Robertson

(Sat 22 Jun: 11am) Are you thinking of applying for funding for a project but feeling intimidated by the form? Have you applied in the past but not been successful and lost confidence? Perhaps you don't know what's fundable in the first place? This practical workshop led by Ailie Robertson will take you through the process of writing a successful funding application. It aims to cover all aspects of structuring your application and offer tips and advice to ensure that your submissions have every chance of success. The workshop will focus on:• How to talk about yourself and your project• How to strengthen your proposal• How to address Creative Scotland's three strategic priorities and key areas of work• How to think about evaluating and monitoring your project• How to budget, including how to calculate in-kind costs There will also be a discussion section encouraging questions from participants ~~~~~~~~~~ Ailie Robertson has a multi-faceted career combining work as a performer, composer, researcher and educator. She has worked on projects with an array of organisations both in Scotland and Internationally, and enjoys helping other creatives bring their ideas to life.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Workshop, Gaelic, Song

Gaelic Songs from the Hebrides with Mischa Macpherson

(Sat 15 Jun: 1:30pm) Suitable for both Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers, this workshop will focus on Scottish Gaelic songs from the Hebrides and include a diverse selection of material including waulking songs, lullabies and puirt-a-beul (mouth music). Workshop suitable for all abilities and no Gaelic required. Gaelic singer Mischa Macpherson unearthed her love for traditional music and song growing up in the Outer Hebrides. A recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and MG ALBA Gaelic Singer of the Year, her career has seen her perform across the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada and India, and collaborate with renowned musicians including Carlos Núñez (Galicia), Suraj and Chang Khan (Pakistan) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

subvenue George Mackay Brown Library

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Workshop, Development

How to Set Up a Small Tour: with Katch Holmes

(Sat 21 Sep: 11am) In this workshop Katch will teach you how to arrange a live tour to perform and promote your music, with special focus on how musicians who may be just starting out or don't have representation can build festival and venue contacts, approach promoters, negotiate fees, advance their shows and promote their tour. The workshop will include breakouts for discussion and Q&A about the aspects of touring of the most interest to you. Katch Holmes has worked in the music industry in Scotland for 25 years. She has represented artists, commissioned new music, produced residencies and promoted gigs with folk and crossover music acts through her company Off Site Productions. She organises Knockengorroch roots music festival in Dumfries and Galloway. She sat on WOMEX selection panels in 2021 and 2017 and is a Relational Dynamics business coach working with professional creatives.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

subvenue Training Venue

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Workshop, Storytelling, Development

More Than Telling: Workshop with Daniel Serridge

(Sat 18 May & Sat 1 Jun: 10:30am) Do you have a desire to facilitate long-term meaningful storytelling projects? Do you want to explore in greater depth the fundamentals of working with groups of all ages and abilities? In this 2-day training you’ll take a deep dive into the tools and techniques of facilitation, from group dynamics to safeguarding, from structure to pacing, from planning to delivery. Storyteller Dan Serridge and The Village Storytelling Centre will support you to think more deeply about the complex nature of storytelling projects, their ethical implications and what it takes to support groups to engage, connect and be inspired. Dan Serridge is a storyteller, community artist and facilitator who creates vibrant and exciting community projects for all ages and abilities. He tells stories and helps people to tell theirs, supporting everyone to see their experiences as pieces of artwork waiting to be told. Through a combination of the personal and folkloric Dan explores the power of metaphor and meaning that sharing stories can hold. The Village Storytelling Centre improves lives and empowers communities by bringing people together, inspiring them to find, shape and share their voice and to realise their potential through the power of Storytelling. All of their work supports positive social interaction, the development of friendships and support networks for the most disadvantaged or marginalised communities. ~~~~~~~~~~ Pay it Forward If you are willing and able to donate a workshop place to another person, you now can! Click the button above and select the ticket price to donate. We will then be able to offer a free place to someone who would not have been able to attend otherwise. If you feel the Pay It Forward scheme would benefit you and would like to request a free ticket please email our Reception Team where you will be allocated a ticket if available. We hold 1 space per workshop for Pay It Forward requests.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Storytelling, Development

Movement & Voice

(Sat 31 Aug: 10:30am) 'I can see them standing on the other side of the flames, speaking in the voices of lions, or thunder, or monsters, or heroes, heroines, or the earth, or fire itself -- for they had to contain all voices within them, had to be all things and nothing.' (Ben Okri - A Way of Being Free) How can the body be both a tool for investigating a story, and a means of communicating with an audience? This workshop led by Jo Blake will empower you to connect with your audience through movement and voice to progress your skills and confidence. All bodies welcome in a creative and supportive environment, with an emphasis on exploration and curiosity. Please come with a story in mind that you feel happy to work with. Jo Blake is a performer, director, facilitator, teacher and curator whose performance practice sits at the intersection of storytelling, dance and theatre. She had a PhD in Emergent Storytelling Practices and is curious about the transformative power of embodied myth and acts of narration as cultural therapeutics. ~~~~~~~~~~ Pay it Forward If you are willing and able to donate a workshop place to another person, you now can! Click the button above and select the ticket price to donate. We will then be able to offer a free place to someone who would not have been able to attend otherwise. If you feel the Pay It Forward scheme would benefit you and would like to request a free ticket please email our Reception Team where you will be allocated a ticket if available. We hold 1 space per workshop for Pay It Forward requests.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

subvenue Training Venue

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Workshop, Song, Scots

Scots Songs from Galloway with Robyn Stapleton

(Sat 15 Jun: 11am) Come and learn the songs of Galloway, with Robyn Stapleton. The songs will be taught in unison and harmony, spanning the themes of nature, farming, travel, and love! This workshop is suitable for all levels of singing experience. Multi award-winning singer Robyn Stapleton performs the songs of her Scottish and Irish heritage in the Scots, English and Gaelic languages. She is best known for her deeply emotive performances of traditional song and has collaborated with many of Scotland’s finest instrumentalists and leading ensembles. Accompanied by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, she has performed at Proms in the Park and for the BBC’s Burns Night celebrations.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

subvenue George Mackay Brown Library

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Workshop, Storytelling

Starting with Stories

(Sat 16 Nov: 10:30am) A hands-on, practical introduction to live storytelling and the associated skills. Storyteller Janis Mackay leads this participatory session for anyone curious about discovering and developing their own storytelling talent. Let out your inner storyteller and learn to craft your skills. For new and aspiring storytellers. Janis Mackay is an award-winning storyteller and author based in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she also teaches creative writing. She is the author of The Fairy Song, The Selkie Girl, and the Magnus Fin and Accidental Time Traveller trilogies. Janis also facilitates the Scottish Storytelling Forum's Apprentice Storyteller programme. ~~~~~~~~~~ Our participatory sessions are designed to help you improve your skills and share your experiences with fellow storytelling enthusiasts. This carefully curated workshop programme offers you the chance to work with highly-skilled and experienced artists, giving you guidance on improving your practice and discovering your own talent. Did you know? Members of the Scottish Storytelling Forum are entitled to discounted rates on our storytelling workshops. For more information on memberships please visit the Storytelling Forum website. ~~~~~~~~~~ Pay it Forward If you are willing and able to donate a workshop place to another person, you now can! Click the button above and select the ticket price to donate. We will then be able to offer a free place to someone who would not have been able to attend otherwise. If you feel the Pay It Forward scheme would benefit you and would like to request a free ticket please email our Reception Team where you will be allocated a ticket if available. We hold 1 space per workshop for Pay It Forward requests.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

subvenue Training Venue

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