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British Council, Chennai to host storytelling workshop of noted performer Xanthe Gresham
A one-day Storytelling Workshop is being held on November 23 by the noted storyteller and spoken word art performer Xanthe Gresham of the UK at the British Council here in Chennai, informed Dr. Miller of the city-based World Institute of Storytelling.

"Learn the art of storytelling with leading storytellers from the UK, Xanthe Gresham and Godfrey Duncan aka TUUP. In the workshop, they will share the magic of creating and telling stories using your imaginations and voices. Get tips and guidelines to help you create your own storytelling activities," informs the website of the British Council.

The purpose of the workshop is to make the participants understand the basic elements of the oral storytelling ; prove the first hand experience of selected techniques for effective storytelling; and feel inspired to share stories with others.

Workshop structure includes demonstration through performance followed by first experiences in structuring the storytelling; remembering the narrative; character handling;; practising the skills of varying  rhythm, image and sound effects.

The workshop will discuss and provide tips of use of storytelling skill in the classroom along with preparing stories and making use of games and activities to understand the elements of a story and extend it to children. The workshop is meant for teachers, trainers, aspiring storytellers and anyone who is interested in storytelling, inform the organisers of the workshop.

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