Shonaleigh’s Diary


Dec
17
Sun
2017
Private Storytelling
Dec 17 all-day
Private Storytelling

Sorry but this event is for an invited, private audience only.

Shonaleigh loves doing these events but can only schedule a few per year so it’s best to try and book early.

To enquire about a private booking please Get In Touch

Jan
12
Fri
2018
Tellers Without Borders Conference
Jan 12 – Jan 14 all-day
Tellers Without Borders Conference

Details to follow

Jan
24
Wed
2018
York St. Johns University: Workshop & Storytelling
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
York St. Johns University: Workshop & Storytelling

Student workshops 1300 – 1700 with an evening public storytelling of The Golem.

Feb
6
Tue
2018
Turning the Tide
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Turning the Tide @ Hull Truck Theatre

The Centre for Contemporary Storytelling presents: TURNING THE TIDE

In the winter of 1968 three Hull trawlers sank in Arctic waters. The loss of 58 men devastated the close-knit fishing community of Hessle Road. For the first time in their history the fishermen’s wives took action. They marched, campaigned and drew the world’s attention to their cause- the reform of an industry that was killing their men.

A powerful multi-media production with spoken word & song, image, film and compelling storytelling portraying the Hull 1968 Trawler Tragedy and the fishermen’s wives national campaign for improved safety at sea.

‘Turning the Tide’ vividly recreates a period when Hull women refused to suffer in silence, stepped out from the shadows, and shone a bright light on the closed male world of fishing. The event is devised & directed by Rupert Creed and features singing duo Hissyfit and acclaimed storyteller Shonaleigh.

A cultural highlight. Poignant, bittersweet and moving

Powerful, haunting & mesmerising

Brilliant. Just brilliant. Completely caught the feeling at the time

 

Feb
7
Wed
2018
Turning the Tide
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Turning the Tide @ Hull Truck Theatre

The Centre for Contemporary Storytelling presents: TURNING THE TIDE

In the winter of 1968 three Hull trawlers sank in Arctic waters. The loss of 58 men devastated the close-knit fishing community of Hessle Road. For the first time in their history the fishermen’s wives took action. They marched, campaigned and drew the world’s attention to their cause- the reform of an industry that was killing their men.

A powerful multi-media production with spoken word & song, image, film and compelling storytelling portraying the Hull 1968 Trawler Tragedy and the fishermen’s wives national campaign for improved safety at sea.

‘Turning the Tide’ vividly recreates a period when Hull women refused to suffer in silence, stepped out from the shadows, and shone a bright light on the closed male world of fishing. The event is devised & directed by Rupert Creed and features singing duo Hissyfit and acclaimed storyteller Shonaleigh.

A cultural highlight. Poignant, bittersweet and moving

Powerful, haunting & mesmerising

Brilliant. Just brilliant. Completely caught the feeling at the time

 

Feb
8
Thu
2018
Turning the Tide
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Turning the Tide @ Hull Truck Theatre

The Centre for Contemporary Storytelling presents: TURNING THE TIDE

In the winter of 1968 three Hull trawlers sank in Arctic waters. The loss of 58 men devastated the close-knit fishing community of Hessle Road. For the first time in their history the fishermen’s wives took action. They marched, campaigned and drew the world’s attention to their cause- the reform of an industry that was killing their men.

A powerful multi-media production with spoken word & song, image, film and compelling storytelling portraying the Hull 1968 Trawler Tragedy and the fishermen’s wives national campaign for improved safety at sea.

‘Turning the Tide’ vividly recreates a period when Hull women refused to suffer in silence, stepped out from the shadows, and shone a bright light on the closed male world of fishing. The event is devised & directed by Rupert Creed and features singing duo Hissyfit and acclaimed storyteller Shonaleigh.

A cultural highlight. Poignant, bittersweet and moving

Powerful, haunting & mesmerising

Brilliant. Just brilliant. Completely caught the feeling at the time

 

Feb
9
Fri
2018
Turning the Tide
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Turning the Tide @ Hull Truck Theatre

The Centre for Contemporary Storytelling presents: TURNING THE TIDE

In the winter of 1968 three Hull trawlers sank in Arctic waters. The loss of 58 men devastated the close-knit fishing community of Hessle Road. For the first time in their history the fishermen’s wives took action. They marched, campaigned and drew the world’s attention to their cause- the reform of an industry that was killing their men.

A powerful multi-media production with spoken word & song, image, film and compelling storytelling portraying the Hull 1968 Trawler Tragedy and the fishermen’s wives national campaign for improved safety at sea.

‘Turning the Tide’ vividly recreates a period when Hull women refused to suffer in silence, stepped out from the shadows, and shone a bright light on the closed male world of fishing. The event is devised & directed by Rupert Creed and features singing duo Hissyfit and acclaimed storyteller Shonaleigh.

A cultural highlight. Poignant, bittersweet and moving

Powerful, haunting & mesmerising

Brilliant. Just brilliant. Completely caught the feeling at the time

 

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Turning the Tide
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Turning the Tide @ Hull Truck Theatre

The Centre for Contemporary Storytelling presents: TURNING THE TIDE

In the winter of 1968 three Hull trawlers sank in Arctic waters. The loss of 58 men devastated the close-knit fishing community of Hessle Road. For the first time in their history the fishermen’s wives took action. They marched, campaigned and drew the world’s attention to their cause- the reform of an industry that was killing their men.

A powerful multi-media production with spoken word & song, image, film and compelling storytelling portraying the Hull 1968 Trawler Tragedy and the fishermen’s wives national campaign for improved safety at sea.

‘Turning the Tide’ vividly recreates a period when Hull women refused to suffer in silence, stepped out from the shadows, and shone a bright light on the closed male world of fishing. The event is devised & directed by Rupert Creed and features singing duo Hissyfit and acclaimed storyteller Shonaleigh.

A cultural highlight. Poignant, bittersweet and moving

Powerful, haunting & mesmerising

Brilliant. Just brilliant. Completely caught the feeling at the time

 

Mar
15
Thu
2018
Shonaleigh in NZ – ‘Creative Writing and the Narrative Arts’ 5-day workshop
Mar 15 – Mar 20 all-day
Shonaleigh in NZ - 'Creative Writing and the Narrative Arts' 5-day workshop @ Riverslea Retreat

‘Creative Writing and the Narrative Arts’ – a 5-day workshop with Shonaleigh Cumbers

Join us at Riverslea Retreat for a five-day introductory course on the Drut’syla method of storytelling. Shonaleigh is generously sharing her traditions, offering a course based on the hereditary training of Jewish women storytellers – the ability to ‘midrash’ a story is a practice handed down through the generations, knowing the stories within stories and how they connect and link to each other.

This is a rare and unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the life-affirming wisdom and joy of this method. The course is for anyone who uses narrative or stories as an inspiration in their practice. So that could include leaders, innovators, social workers, teachers, librarians and community workers as well as artists in any field, writers and storytellers. Through this course, you will gain an insight into an ancient Jewish tradition of storytelling that is infinitely practical, providing you with a deep understanding of the visceral nature of how story works, and tools to work with story in an intricate and unique way. We will explore ways in which the Drut’syla’s methods and approaches can be adapted practically to any form of narrative use from creative writing and the contemporary arts to communicating your mission in the boardroom or workforce.

Be ready to laugh, explore, create, gain new insights, learn, share and connect to your own wisdom and that of others. Shonaleigh’s personable, vibrant and spontaneous style is sure to leave you inspired and ready to weave new stories of your own.

View the Event Web Page for full information.

Mar
23
Fri
2018
ISoS Word Dancing: Weekend Workshop
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day
ISoS Word Dancing: Weekend Workshop @ International School of Storytelling

An introduction to story for beginners and those interested in learning about the Drut’syla technique. In this workshop we will look at narrative as a three -dimensional art. A world of story, a world of landscape. A drut’syla, is the teller of a story-lattice woven over centuries by the Jewish communities. To create objects of wonder a carpenter must learn about the nature of wood, a silversmith about the nature of silver. This course will introduce you to the nature of story, and how we can create whole worlds with the words on our tongue alone to evoke an image in another’s eye. This course is not about learning performance skills, it is an introduction to how we can work with language so that it becomes a dance, and how we can find the very heartbeat of a story so that it lives in us, whatever our creative medium.

Artists, sculptors, writers, poets, teachers, library staff anyone with an interest in story and narrative; Welcome! The only experience required is an interest in narrative and story.