Author: gavcross

  • And the reviews are in… Feedback on Storytelling Days – With a Twist!

    And the reviews are in… Feedback on Storytelling Days – With a Twist!

    Asking for feedback from school is a key tool for me to discover what works and what doesn’t. How I can improve what I offer.   The Reviews Are In…   “…edgy…” “…totally ‘inappropriate’…” “…merciless bullying…” Extracted from a recent feedback from the commissioner of a full days Storytelling in a Primary School. Reception to […]

  • End of Summer Storytelling Treat…

    End of Summer Storytelling Treat…

      …or planning for the new term in September.   With the right space and timing it is possible to see a whole school in a day! Cultural. Creative. Inspiring. Funny. A little bit tense… (Mild Peril…)   No coach required for this end of term Cultural Event! Why not CONTACT me for a chat? […]

  • The Lost Boy Workshops – Theatre in The Quarter

    The Lost Boy Workshops – Theatre in The Quarter

    It’s been an absolute pleasure to work again with Theatre in the Quarter. I have been delivering workshops, preparing schools, mostly year fives but some key stage 3 and 4 classes, for their attendance at Theatre in The Quarter’s latest play: The Lost Boy. Before I carry on, if you are reading this before 7 May, can […]

  • Outdoor Cooking and Storytelling!

    Outdoor Cooking and Storytelling!

      Two of my favourite activities! Outdoor cooking and Storytelling in one perfect day at St Hughs Catholic Primary School, Liverpool. The Year 5’s have been working with Cathy Cross, creative Design & Technology, and to culminate their term created, prepared and brought to me a hefty wedge of veg! I set up my Kotlich, […]

  • National Storytelling Week at New Park Primary School 2017

    National Storytelling Week at New Park Primary School 2017

    It is always my pleasure to return to New Park Primary School in Liverpool. Especially during National Storytelling Week. Like many of the schools I visit it’s a place of joy and welcome. “Hello Gav! Are you telling our class stories today?” “Have we got you today?” “You are the story man!” New Park Primary […]

  • January Storytelling Offer For Schools

    January Storytelling Offer For Schools

    An introduction and a special offer for a day of Digital Storytelling in your school. View this email in your browser (This is a copy and paste from a recent Mail Out – Join the Mailing List Here) “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip […]

  • A Giant Week of Stories 

    A Giant Week of Stories 

    Being a storyteller and telling stories  is such a privilege. I get to have the focused rapt attention hundreds of pairs of eyes in a day. I get to laugh with whole gangs of young people. And I certainly believe that if you can make a room of eight-year-olds chuckle consistently then you have made […]

  • BBC Get Creative Day 2016 – Free Storytelling & Workshop

    BBC Get Creative Day 2016 – Free Storytelling & Workshop

        This Saturday is the BBC Get Creative Day in Liverpool. I will be running two free storytelling session the Liverpool Central Library plus a free workshop on how combine story telling with Digital Editing. Full of tips and techniques to make your stories and presentations come alive, bring your own tablet, phone and […]

  • PopUp Storytelling @ Storyhouse, Chester: WayWord Festival, Feb 2016

    PopUp Storytelling @ Storyhouse, Chester: WayWord Festival, Feb 2016

    Back for 4 days of free storytelling in 2017! 21st to the 24th of Feb – Half Term Fun! Details Here!   Blog from 2016: What a treat it was to be the Resident Storyteller for this ever growing Literary and Arts Festival. A lovely day of traditional and improvised storytelling for Storyhouse, that saw […]

  • Back to The Conway Centre I go

    Back to The Conway Centre I go

    As a freelancer I am fortunate enough to have a number of long term working relationships with organisations, people and places. The longest standing of these is the Conway Centre, standing tall on Anglesey. I write this just before I pack my car and head down one of my favourite roads, the A55. (Now my job […]