Growing storytellers

Inspiring wonder and connection with stories

Your mentors

Wholeland Nature Connection

Nic Harding

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Location address: Danbury, CM3 4AB
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
FSA Worshop Free
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
An old saying goes 'The shortest distance between two hearts is a story'. For me storytelling is about inspiring wonder and connection between place, people, plants, creatures, the past and and the future. In this workshop we'll play a simple word game you can use again and again. We will develop a character together and I'll tell a short story which involves that character, a sack of gold and buttercups - and possibly some fairies too. We will have a go at learning that story and re-telling it so you have it in your memory banks for ever. We'll then share some stories ourselves through the medium of an environmental art/land art activity to build trust and connection, before we look at a handful of tips and tricks to engage audiences and build your confidence as a storyteller. Sarah Lawful Chair of the FSA came on the workshop recently and had this to say about it: Chris's warm heart, love of nature and natural storytelling have influenced my work and deepened my understanding that we are all born storytellers. Somewhere along the way, we have had this joy stolen from us. This workshop will help you rediscover your story and reignite the spark, giving you courage and passion for the lost art of storytelling.
About your mentors
Wholeland Nature Connection
Eco-optimist, environmental educator & author
Chris is an eco-edu-arty-activist, self publisher and facilitator who has been captivating audiences of all ages for over 20 years with his eclectic use of musical instruments telling wonder tales from around the world. He's been a forest school leader since 2004 and works in schools every week and runs family camps during the holidays... but also loves working with adults too and so curates and facilitates nature based leadership work, CPD, INSET training and team-building too. His first book, I LOVE MY WORLD - the nature connection handbook "is a must for all" Michael Morpurgo For more info visit
Nic Harding
Project's Officer at FSA
As the Project Officer, I'm pleased to be organising the annual Forest School Association Conference. I am appearing as a Mentor on each workshop to give me oversight and allow me to help out on the day, I may not actually be on your workshop.
Pricing information
Ticket nameFSA Worshop
InformationFSA Conference goers only
Where we'll be
Essex Outdoors Danbury, Bell Hill, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4AB

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Cancellation Policy
None of the aboveAs this is a free workshop you can change your mind at any time before the workshop starts.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.