Most Everyone Can Tell A Good Story | Mother Tongues Festival

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  • 22 Feb
  • 11am - 4pm
  • All Ages Welcome
  • €9

Create your own story performance with others in a daylong workshop using Japanese Kamishibai (Paper Theatre) skills and unique Storytelling processes.

The day-long project will involve creating stories using pictures/images created by collage and putting short written and spoken texts with them.

Participants will work together to share a familiar story and create a new one over the course of the workshop. Invention is the name of the game.

Our stories will be based on the tale of Sinbad the Sailor.

Most everybody knows about the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor.

Most everybody knows how he kept sailing into trouble… and out of it again.

Most everybody knows about the time he met ogres, cannibals and elephant-eating snakes.

But who knows about the time he had to face…

And so, a new story can begin.

Working with Kamishbai design artist Tadashi Kato and storytelling artist Juliette Saumande, children and adults will create a shared story by the end of the day.

Participants will take home their own Kamishibai illustration frame and story to continue Sinbad’s adventures. Portable Kamishibai theatre boxes will be available to purchase.

Produced by Tallaght Community Arts.

Juliette Saumande is a French writer and translator of children’s books based in Dublin. She has over 40 titles to her name from board books to middle-grade novels. Her latest book is My Little Album of Dublin, illustrated by Tarsila Krüse and published by The O’Brien Press. Juliette loves running workshops with families and kids of all ages where everyone gets involved in the storytelling and the storymaking.