Shonaleigh’s Diary


Oct
20
Fri
2017
The Emerald Sea: a weekend telling with Shonaleigh
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm
The Emerald Sea: a weekend telling with Shonaleigh

You are invited to a unique, immersive weekend of storytelling for adults from the world-renowned tradition bearer and storyteller Shonaleigh.

In the next episode of Shonaleigh’s acclaimed Gem cycle, Prince Rahab’s kingdom is threatened. The power which, from the beginning of time, has held destructive waters in check depends on the inscription of an unutterable name, and the name is being erased.

Rahab and his Queen must make a sacrifice to save the kingdom, but the prince has been imprisoned by a woman who has been done a terrible wrong, and the queen is on a quest to find him.

This is a rare and unique chance to hear these ancient tales in the light and on the tongue, stories untold for two generations and barely spoken of for decades.

Shonaleigh is a Druts’yla, and carries a living unbroken oral tradition passed down from Grandmother to Granddaughter by generations of Jewish women. Shonaleigh knows around four thousand tales that she can recall on request, using the lost art of ‘stories within stories’.

This telling of The Emerald Sea will be recorded, as part of the ‘Last Drut’syla Project’ to create an archive of this tradition’s stories. This event is free but you are welcome to make a donation to Shonaleigh and Simon’s travel and project expenses if you want to.

This is an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in stories or in oral and lost cultures to come and help document and archive through listening, requesting stories and asking questions. There will only be twenty places so booking is essential.

The telling of The Emerald Sea will start at 7.30pm on Friday evening (arrive from 6pm for a bite to eat first). Saturday will run approximately 10am – 9pm. Sunday will run approxiately10am – 2pm. It will take place within a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of cushions and sofas and cups of tea.

Please bring a dish of food to share (ideally gluten and dairy and pineapple-free and labelled if not)… and if you are staying on site, some of what you like to eat for breakfast… and your good ears and hearts to listen.

If you’re coming from far away… there are a few bunkbeds and ‘indoor camping’ spots available in the house. Or I can send you details of local B&Bs.

If you want to come you need to book your place by messaging Claire Mace directly.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
A Weekend with Shonaleigh: The Emerald Sea
Oct 28 – Oct 29 all-day
A Weekend with Shonaleigh: The Emerald Sea @ Hadfield Hall

A weekend with Shonaleigh telling the tales of the Emerald Sea.

Don’t miss this unique, immersive weekend of storytelling to experience a living, unbroken oral tradition.

Tickets are £15 for both days. Ticket price includes Saturday evening meal. Drinks and snacks are also provided.

This is an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in stories or in oral and lost cultures.

Contact Fay Walker on 0792 180 4880 or email dramafey@hotmail.com for more information or to book tickets.

Oct
30
Mon
2017
Private Teaching
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day
Private Teaching

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

Nov
1
Wed
2017
Lichfield Storytellers – The Emerald Sea
Nov 1 @ 5:23 pm – 6:23 pm
Lichfield Storytellers - The Emerald Sea

In the next episode of Shonaleigh’s acclaimed Gem cycle, Prince Rahab’s kingdom is threatened.

The power which, from the beginning of time, has held destructive waters in check depends on the inscription of an unutterable name, and the name is being erased.

Rahab and his Queen must make a sacrifice to save the kingdom, but the prince has been imprisoned by a woman who has been done a terrible wrong, and the queen is on a quest to find him.

Not to be missed!

Nov
3
Fri
2017
The Emerald Sea at The Manchester Storytelling Club (Word of Mouth)
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Emerald Sea at The Manchester Storytelling Club (Word of Mouth) @ The Britons Protection

Shonaleigh returns for another epic tale from the drutsyla crystal cycle of stories.  Her visit last year was a highlight of our 21st birthday celebrations and we can’t wait to hear more.

The Emerald Sea – In the next episode of Shonaleigh’s acclaimed Gem cycle, Prince Rahab’s kingdom is threatened.

The power which, from the beginning of time, has held destructive waters in check depends on the inscription of an unutterable name, and the name is being erased.

Rahab and his Queen must make a sacrifice to save the kingdom, but the prince has been imprisoned by a woman who has been done a terrible wrong, and the queen is on a quest to find him.

Not to be missed, it’s a world first!.

Our monthly gatherings take place on the first Friday of each month at The Britons Protection, 50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5LE. It’s just over the road from the Bridgewater Hall.

Nov
10
Fri
2017
Private Storytelling Project
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
Private Storytelling Project

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

Nov
20
Mon
2017
Walking the Wild Woods (2nd Years)
Nov 20 @ 12:00 am – Nov 25 @ 12:00 am

Students, please refer to your Quest material.

Wildwoods is a three year part time course with four one week residential courses, which will introduce you to a new way of thinking about stories and your approach to them. We will walk with the Druts’yla tradition, identify key points of the midrash and learn how stories are held, unpeeled, understood and internalised on a practical and holistic level. This course is by application only.

Nov
26
Sun
2017
Walking the Wild Woods (Mentors)
Nov 26 @ 4:39 pm – 5:39 pm

Wildwoods is a three year part time course with four one week residential courses, which will introduce you to a new way of thinking about stories and your approach to them. We will walk with the Druts’yla tradition, identify key points of the midrash and learn how stories are held, unpeeled, understood and internalised on a practical and holistic level. This course is by application only.

Dec
1
Fri
2017
Secret Life of the Folktale
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 3 @ 3:30 pm
Secret Life of the Folktale @ International School of Storytelling

Like pebbles worn by the sea into shapes of startling wonder, the folktales we all know are the legacy of centuries of slow growth, and generations of work and vision, by some of the greatest storytellers who have ever lived.

Most of the time we do not even know their names. Usually we never think about how they gave their tales the form in which we know them best today. But in the story of this long creative process, unexplored treasures and mysteries lie hidden as if in plain view. Familiar tales take unfamiliar shapes; chicanery, sheer genius, charlatanism, and chance all play a part in shaping and handing on the stories.

In this two-day course writer and storyteller Simon Heywood and Shonaleigh, storyteller in the Jewish women’s drut’syla tradition, take a practical, creative, and inspiring look at the hidden story of the tales we think we all know.

To book:

http://www.schoolofstorytelling.com/is-this-for-me/weekend-and-short-courses/the-secret-life-of-the-folktale.html

To register interest:

http://www.schoolofstorytelling.docourses.com/process/register_interest.php

It is possible to book accommodation and meals at Emerson College during your course. Please do so directly with them by using their online booking system, at the following link http://www.emerson.org.uk/calendar Scroll down to find your course and you will be able to find all the options and prices and make a booking. The costs are NOT INCLUDED in our tuition fee.

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Sidmouth Storytelling Club: The Emerald Sea
Dec 7 @ 4:42 pm – Dec 8 @ 5:42 pm