Storytelling is… #4 An introduction to Adrian Spendlow (me)

Storytelling is… #4 An introduction to Adrian Spendlow (me)

 

Storytelling is… #12 The Skald

Storytelling is… #11 The Poem

Storytelling is… #10 The Links

Storytelling is… #9 In A Circle

Storytelling is… #8 The Techniques

Storytelling is… #7 The Spendlow Lectures Part 2 Being Skaldic

Storytelling is… #6 The Spendlow Lectures Part 2 Chanters Stool

Storytelling is… #5 The Spendlow Lectures Part 1 The Chosen

Storytelling is… #4 An introduction to Adrian Spendlow (me)

Storytelling is… #3 The Bio

Storytelling is… #2 The Show

Storytelling is… #1 Show intro

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Storytelling is… #4 An introduction to Adrian Spendlow (me)

I became Skald to the Chieftain of Njardarheimr Viking Village in Gudvangen, Norway through a respect for my work.

Lively, moving, often light-hearted there is a depth which brings enlightenment through new thought.

Coming from performance and poetry with an independent approach can bring a refreshing new outlook.

We can all give to each other.

My storytelling developed as an interest following working in the position of Poet in Residence for York Archaeological Trust. The resultant storytelling was observed and appreciated leading to travels in Scandinavia.

I tell in far more forms that Viking, am known for bringing story alive in a unique way, in an interwoven performance.

An ability to nurture and develop bring a popularity in many fields from reminiscence to theatre. Above all known to be remarkable; never forgotten, always sought after and perpetually stimulating.

I hold courses, workshops, lectures and storytelling circles for whoever you are at whichever stage in life.

This series Storytelling is… has been created to be applied to currently planned work at Norsk Høstfest, North Dakota State Fairground, Minnesota and for University of Wisconsin Green Bay in their longhouse so is aimed primarily at those who wish to develop storytelling skills to present to their fellow Vikings; I am, though, ever adaptable.

Facts and anecdotes, also ancient things – I am a collector. Not of stamps, or of spotted things but of these such bits; couple these to whole chunks of experience and I just have to go out there and tell.

Everyone is a storyteller, knowing your audience / getting used to them makes one a whole lot better. Gaining an increased understanding of the oral tradition develops one even further.

Given time, each storyteller is marvellous. – Given a good platform each story lasts forever.

People who are quiet will enthral audiences. Those who have repertoires will thirst for more. Those who are entertainers will rise above themselves.

People who spend time in my groups are more able to storytell.

It is about knowing so let us pledge…

We shall be guided along our path. We shall increase the wealth levels of skill. We shall share. We shall grow.

We shall attend Adrian’s workshops, his atmospheric performances, his empowering story circles.

 

 

 

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