Jazz and Storytelling at FCH this week


Two special events bring together the spheres of poetry, music, and storytelling this week at Francis Close Hall.

Alex Steele and the Improwise Quartet ‘will take a deep look at how we can apply ‘jazz thinking’ to enhance our abilities to make change happen in the world, through our powers of language, communication, innovation, leadership and creativity.  The session will focus on lessons, skills, perspectives and values which we can learn from the world of jazz and improvisation, and will feature live demonstrations and interactions with a jazz quartet.’ the session runs on Thursday 1 May, 11:00 – 1:00 in TC001.


On Friday 2 May, storytellers and story-writers Anthony Nanson and Kirsty Hartsiotis, from Fire Springs, will host a session called Storytelling and Enchantment: the Imagined and the Real. They will explore ways that imaginative stories can re-enchant our lives and the world we live in with qualities of empathy, connectedness, and significance. The workshop includes storytelling, theory, and interactive exercises and is suitable for anyone interested in writing, language, performance, or the environment.  Details: 1:30 – 4:30 in HC204.

Events are open to all Humanities students, but you must book a place: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/arran-stibbe-6287598237

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