The folktales, fairy tales and myths of our ancestors are the building blocks for every story that has been told since, and in many ways, for our identities and our understanding of the world and one another. This storytelling course for beginners – and those returning to the craft – is a chance to learn how to prepare and perform traditional stories in the company of two of Britain’s leading exponents of the art-form. Participants will leave the course immersed in the practice and the history of the oral tradition that has arguably defined cultures and people since before any other art-form, and of course having heard and told surprising, funny, shocking and warm stories.

The tutors, Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton, are frequent collaborators having co-published five books retelling ancient Greek myths. The pair were awarded the 2006 Classical Association Prize for the most significant contribution to the public understanding of the classics.