GEECS External Associates Day, 2021

30-09-2021 at 10.30am to 5pm

Location: Online Event (Zoom)

Audience: Public

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You are invited to a day of knowledge-exchange, panel discussions, and breakout sessions at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at University of South Wales, in the virtual precincts where most cultural life now persists. Themes for the day include Storytelling Performance and Training, Storytelling for Health, and Storytelling and the Environment.

GEECS External Associates are those in the Cardiff, Wales, UK, and international community with professional interests in storytelling as a traditional or contemporary performance art or in any of the varied community and institutional applications of storytelling—from education to health and well-being, organizational or mass communication, law, ministry, social care, community organizing, heritage and tourism, etc. We have both individual and organizational external associates, whose presence on the Centre website, at our events, and in our chain of communications help to deepen the web of collaborative opportunities for storytelling in higher education, research, funding sectors, and the arts. We would be honoured to have your presence at this event.

Programme: Storytelling and the Pandemic

10:30-10:45am: Welcome and updates by Joseph Sobol, Centre Director. Story invocation by Daniel Morden, Centre Visiting Fellow.

10:45am-12.15pm: Storytelling Performance and Training, Featuring: Sita Brand (Settle Stories), Michael Harvey (Storyteller, coach), Daniel Morden (Storyteller, author, Centre Visiting Fellow), Tamar Eluned Williams (Storyteller, Outreach Coordinator Beyond the Border, Casglu)

12:15-1:30pm: Lunch break

1:30pm-3:00pm: Storytelling for Health. Featuring: Steve Killick (Storyteller, clinical psychologist, NHS Resilience Project, Centre Visiting Fellow), Leah Salter (Systematic therapist, NHS Cwm taf Morgannwg, Centre Visiting Fellow)), Prue Thimbleby (Arts Officer, NHS, Arts Council Wales), and Special Guest Prof. Mike Wilson (Loughborough University, GEECS Founder)

3:00-3:15pm Break

3:15-4:45pm: Storytelling and the Environment. Featuring Cath Heinemeyer (XR), Anthony Nanson (Author, Storytelling and Ecology), William Gold and Prof. Joseph Sobol (Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions Project)

4:45-5pm: Closing