Storytelling

Hold on tight to that magic carpet! Travel east of the sun and west of the moon with One Moment In Time's storyteller Bronia Evers. Tall tales, marvelous myths and fantastical folklore are brought vividly to life using a dynamic combination of voice, movement and live accordion music.

Bronia delivers storytelling performances for adults and for children in museums, libraries, schools and at festivals. Drawing on a wide repertoire of folk tales, myths and legends from cultures around the world, individual storytelling sessions are tailored to suit the venue and age group.

As well as offering tailor made sessions, there are two set storytelling shows available to tour:

In to the Wild, Wild Wood - the trees and their secrets

Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside the heart of a tree? Could human kindness really help to bring a dying tree back to life? In these tales of natural wonder, journey to Africa, Europe and native America and discover the secret wisdom of the trees. Dynamic storytelling, song and live accordion music combine to bring these tales vividly to life.

An Ocean of Stories - tales from beneath the sea.

A fisherman who marries a mysterious Selkie maid, a fish who helps young Davy to escape the clutches of the Devil, headstrong pirates and monsters of the deep... Explore the rich folklore that the ocean has inspired with these tall tales from the depths of the sea. Told with story, song, live accordion music and lots of joining in!

Both shows are suitable for children aged 4+. The story 'menu' for each show is adapted appropriately for schools audiences of older children. Show length: 40 - 50 mins

Storytelling in schools

Storytelling is a powerful educational tool. This ancient art is accessible to children of all ages and abilities. It encourages good listening skills, supports language development and is a huge stimulus to the imagination.

Storytelling sessions for Early Years, and Key Stages 1 and 2 are fun and interactive, with riddles, music and songs woven between the stories to create a varied and engaging programme.

Sessions can be tailored to support a particular curriculum topic eg. Vikings, Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, Journeys and Travel, Weather and the Seasons. Stories can offer an excellent introduction to a PSHE topic around themes of friendship, responsibility, respect and tolerance, creating a springboard for discussion and workshops.

Workshops

Storytelling is an excellent tool for building confidence, developing emotional intelligence and enabling children to gain a deeper understanding of narratives, themes and characters. One Moment In Time deliver storytelling workshops for schools which facilitate the development of children's speaking and listening skills through story, role play and interactive games.

For further information and storytelling bookings, please contact Bronia.