Storytelling courses & holidays



uk flagAssington Mill

based: Suffolk, UK
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Assington Mill, set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, offers over 55 different short 1-3 day courses at very reasonable prices. Courses are mainly on rural skills and crafts and include a very diverse range: from bee keeping to mosaic, ballroom dancing to storytelling and from scything to falconry.

| upholstery | cider tours/making | herbalism | dog training | raptor/falconry | felt making | ballroom/sequence dancing | storytelling | fungi/mushroom foraging | mosaic | painting/drawing | UK |


Italian Storytelling Center

based: Forlì-Cesena, Italy

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Storytelling and Italian culture and language workshops from a base in the small hamlet of Portico di Romagna, close to Tuscany. Storytelling focused on the transfer of content, as an education tool and teambuilding through storytelling.

| storytelling | Italian language | Italy |


Orkney Attractions – Orkney Folklore & Storytelling Centre

based: Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK

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Learn the transformative power of story on weekend and week-long residential courses exploring the arts within a framework of storytelling. Courses are open to anyone, but will be of particular interest to those working in education, mental health and social care.

| storytelling | Scotland |


Society For Storytelling (The)

based: Shropshire, UK

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A registered charity promoting the art of storytelling in England and Wales and offering storytelling workshops, gatherings of storytellers, as well as the annual National Storytelling Week. Also links to events, clubs and a directory of tellers.

| storytelling | UK |


Westcountry School of Myth

based: Devon, UK

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Weekend retreats centred on the scholarship and myth telling of mythologist and master storyteller Dr Martin Shaw. From cosy residential centres on the moors of Dartmoor, courses will look into Russian fairy tales, Coyote folklore, Arthurian romances and beyond.

| storytelling | England |


Connie Regan-Blake Storyteller

based: North Carolina, USA

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Hands-on weekend workshops and week-long retreats, for all levels of experience, with one of America's most celebrated storytellers.

| storytelling | USA |


John C. Campbell Folk School

based: North Carolina, USA

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Short vacations/courses teaching a diverse range of time honoured crafts, music and dance in North Carolina. Week and weekend residential courses.

| dancing | felt making | storytelling | metal crafts | USA |


Scottish Storytelling Centre (The)

based: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Courses and workshops to develop storytelliers skills; short courses for people wanting to develop their storytelling, musicmaking, dancing and singing.

| storytelling | Scotland |


Traditional Arts Team (The)

based: Birmingham, Midlands, UK

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Storytelling workshops and training, including occasional residential weekend courses and retreats with guest trainers.

| storytelling | England |






Learn to share and tell stories yourself or simply enjoy listening to experienced tellers. The travel-quest storytelling section lists holidays, retreats, workshops and multi-day residential courses that include storytelling, particularly oral storytelling and the telling of tales.


Storytelling courses and workshops teach the skills needed to become a teller, including how to select, learn and tell a story. Some may be focused on a particular audience or on stories for a particular use, be it with children, in business, in health and therapy, in museums and schools etc.; while others will be just aimed at a general audience. We also list holidays and breaks that are simply about listening to and enjoying stories told by experienced tellers in a relaxed recreational setting.


Courses focused on the art of writing a story will be be found in our creative writing section».