At The Conway Hall, London - 10am - 4.00pm, Friday 21st February 2014

What is The Story?

The Story is a one-day conference about stories and story-telling, to be held at The Conway Hall, London, on Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Story will be a celebration of everything that is wonderful, inspiring and awesome about stories, in whatever medium possible. We’re hoping to have stories that are written, spoken, played, described, enacted, whispered, projected, orchestrated, performed, printed – whatever form stories come in, we hope to have them here.

The Story is not about theories of stories, or making money from stories, but about the sheer visceral pleasure of telling a story. Whether it is in a game, a movie, a book, or a pub, we’ve all heard or told or been part of stories that have made us gasp, cry or just laugh.

There have never been so many stories, never so many ways to tell them. The Story will be a celebration of just a small sample of them.

If you’d like to get in touch with us, please send us a message using the form below.

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  2. The storytelling medium you seem to be missing is oral storytelling. If you want people who can make your hair stand on end you certainly need oral storytellers in there. The Society for Storytelling doesn’t reccomend but has a directory on their website http://www.sfs.org.uk Ben Haggarty organises the Crick Crack Club and put on storytelling events at venues such as the South Bank Centre http://www.crickcrackclub.com he has been reccomending storytellers for years and knows most of the best ones. Or if you want cutting edge young storytellers look out for people like Rachel Rose Reid http://www.rachelrosereid.com and she’s on twitter. She is just one of a new wave of storytellers emerging from the Young Storyteller of the Year competition, organised in Birmingham and well worth checking out http://www.tradartsteam.co.uk/ysoy/ This may be too late for this conference but worth bearing in mind for future events along these lines. Sorry it’s such a long post but these guys really do blow you away.

  3. [...] The Story: A one-day conference about stories and story-telling – The Story will be a celebration of everything that is wonderful, inspiring and awesome about stories, in whatever medium possible. We’re hoping to have stories that are written, spoken, played, described, enacted, whispered, projected, orchestrated, performed, printed – whatever form stories come in, we hope to have them here. The Story is not about theories of stories, or making money from stories, but about the sheer visceral pleasure of telling a story. Whether it is in a game, a movie, a book, or a pub, we’ve all heard or told or been part of stories that have made us gasp, cry or just laugh. Share this post [...]

  4. Unfortunately I can’t make it but good luck on the day!
    Sophie Snell, storyteller, Derby, UK

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