Saturday, March 25, 2017

Storytellers Circle presents Liz Newkirk April 20, 2016

Please note  this is a departure from our our regular 2nd Thursday of the month
because of the way Easter falls this year. 


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Storytelling Workshop - Book Your Spot!

Storytelling Workshop

Professional Storytellers in partnership with the Storytellers Circle of Halifax

The Storytellers Circle of Halifax strives to preserve the long established tradition of storytelling in Nova Scotia. It promotes the art of oral storytelling by nurturing and inspiring both seasoned and novice tellers, and by providing opportunities for tellers and listeners of all ages, cultures, and communities to come together to share and experience the power of stories.

Workshop:  A Touch of Magic:  The Art of Telling Folktales

This 4-hour workshop is designed for those who have had some experience telling tales in the oral tradition and would like to discover more about telling folktales, wonder tales, legends, myths, etc. 
As a participant, you will have the opportunity to 

explore the rationale for including folktales and world tales in your storytelling repertoire

learn how to select the “perfect” tale for teller, audience, and occasion

become aware of cultural sensitivity in telling world tales

develop skills to enrich and enhance your storytelling through full use of the imagination and the senses in both mastering and presenting your tale

refine and polish your presentation through awareness of such elements as gesture, intonation, facial expression, and movement

Please note:  The last two topics will develop skills of use in telling any type of tale (personal, family, historical, etc.)

Participants should bring a prepared five-minute tale to share.

Sunday, March 12         1:00-5:00p.m.     Spencer House, 5596 Morris St., Halifax  
$65 for non-members
$60 for Storytellers Circle of Halifax members

Presenter:  Liz Newkirk  

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To reserve your place, or for more information, contact Liz Newkirk 
902 477-1474    or   lnewkirk@ns.sympatico.ca

Please register on or before: Wednesday, March 8

Liz is an experienced , professional storyteller and workshop presenter. She is a member of the Storytellers Circle of Halifax and Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada. She firmly believes everyone has a story to tell, and everyone can tell a story!


Poster Celtic tales

The Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society is pleased to host Cindy Campbell-Stone and Liz Newkirk at Evergreen House for a fun afternoon of Celtic Tales on Friday, March 17.
Both Campbell-Stone and Newkirk are experienced storytellers and eager to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the ‘wearing of the green’ with patrons of the Dartmouth Heritage Museum. All proceeds from the event will be for the interpretation of the Helen Creighton Room at Evergreen House.
Helen Creighton collected many Celtic stories and songs around the Maritimes, as well as from many other cultures. Celtic tales and songs are an exciting mix of adventure, heroism, romance, and magic often including Kings, Queens, knights, warriors, rebels, Gods, Goddesses, Druids and the wee folk.
The event runs from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is by donation (minimum of $10).
Tea, coffee, and scones will be served.
Tickets are available by calling 902-464-2300 or on-line at
http://www.dartmouthheritagemuseum.ns.ca/celebrate-st-patricks-day-at-evergreen-with-celtic-tales-tea/

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Discover more about Storytelling with these two workshops!


Storytelling Workshops
Professional Storytellers in partnership with
the Storytellers Circle of Halifax
The Storytellers Circle of Halifax strives to preserve the long established tradition of storytelling in Nova Scotia. It promotes the art of oral storytelling by nurturing and inspiring both seasoned and novice tellers, and by providing opportunities for tellers and listeners of all ages, cultures, and communities to come together to share and experience the power of stories.
Workshop 1:  Getting Started

This 3-hour workshop will introduce participants to the age-old art of oral storytelling.   Using examples, active participation, and helpful tips, we will explore
    • selecting a tale that “fits” the teller, audience, and occasion,
    • mastering the chosen tale through visualization and imagination
    • performing the tale so that it comes alive for listeners
    • pre-performance warm-ups and relaxation techniques

Sunday, Feb. 26         1:00-4:00 p.m.       Spencer House, 5596 Morris St., Halifax      
$55 for non-members
$50 for Storytellers Circle of Halifax members

Presenter:  Liz Newkirk  

Workshop 2:  A Touch of Magic:  The Art of Telling Folktales

This 4-hour workshop is designed for those who have had some experience telling tales in the oral tradition and would like to discover more about telling folktales, wonder tales, legends, myths, etc.
As a participant, you will have the opportunity to

    • explore the rationale for including folktales and world tales in your storytelling repertoire
    • learn how to select the “perfect” tale for teller, audience, and occasion
    • become aware of cultural sensitivity in telling world tales
    • develop skills to enrich and enhance your storytelling through full use of the imagination and the senses in both mastering and presenting your tale
    • refine and polish your presentation through awareness of such elements as gesture, intonation, facial expression, and movement

Please note:  The last two topics will develop skills of use in telling any type of tale (personal, family, historical, etc.)

Participants should bring a prepared five-minute tale to share.

Sunday, March 12         1:00-5:00p.m.     Spencer House, 5596 Morris St., Halifax  
$65 for non-members
$60 for Storytellers Circle of Halifax members

Presenter:  Liz Newkirk  

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To reserve your place, or for more information, contact Liz Newkirk
902 477-1474    or   lnewkirk@ns.sympatico.ca

Please register on or before the following:
Workshop 1:  Wednesday, February 22        
Workshop 2:  Wednesday, March 8

Liz is an experienced , professional storyteller and workshop presenter. She is a member of the Storytellers Circle of Halifax and Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada. She firmly believes everyone has a story to tell, and everyone can tell a story!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Storytellers Circle cancelled for Thu Feb 9, 2017

I'm sorry to advise that due to an unpleasant sounding weather forecast for tomorrow night and a stamina issue from this not quite post-operative enough "Desperate Storyteller," the "Desperate Housewives of the Middle Ages" event scheduled for Thursday night Feb 9 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Apologies. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGES For WTF:What the Folk!

Hi folks,

There are a few upcoming calendar changes to our WTF! schedule due to Spencer House commitments conflicting with the second Tuesdays in both February and March therefore...

... please be advised that...
... Instead of February 10and 24th...

the February WTF! dates are February 17th and 24th

... Instead of March 10and 24th...

the March WTF! dates are March 24th and 31st

I will still be sending out the regular blurb one week prior to each WTF! night but I thought that if you knew in advance... you could mark these changes on your calendar right now so you don't end up at Spencer House in error. After all... there's nothing sadder than a drooling What the Folkie deprived of pie :)

Xo Margo

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WTF! is an artistic outreach program of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society. 
Now in its 8th year, WTF!
 is primarily an acoustic unplugged open-mike session for performers of all ages in the traditional & folk music vein... singers, instrumentalists and storytellers in particular.

Co-hosted by the ever-jovial Cindy Campbell-Stone & Margo Carruthers with occasional guest hosts, WTF!
 
meets every second and fourth Friday of the month at Spencer House Community Centre, 5596 Morris Street in Halifax where sing-a-longs are known to spontaneously erupt and laughter is always a given. 

Come anytime after 6:30pm. Entertainment starts around 7:00
 and goes until 9:00ish. As always... admission is by free-will donation 
towards the Society's work. All proceeds from the sale of baked goods and beverages from the Spencer House kitchen will go to help support the operation of Spencer House.

Parking is available on site behind the building after 6:00pm, and on some of the neighbouring streets. Avoid areas displaying Permit Parking signs.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017