Shonaleigh’s Diary


Aug
21
Mon
Walking the Wild Woods
Aug 21 @ 4:24 pm – Aug 25 @ 5:24 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

Aug
25
Fri
The Golem – Teller, Tale and Tradition Weekend @ Emerson College
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 27 @ 12:30 pm
The Golem – Teller, Tale and Tradition Weekend @ Emerson College

Join Teller and Tradition bearer Shonaleigh for a unique, immersive weekend of storytelling to experience a living, unbroken oral tradition. The Druts’yla tradition has been passed down from Grandmother to Granddaughter by generations of Jewish women. Around 4000 tales are held within the mind and recalled on request, using the lost art of ‘stories within stories’. This weekend is an opportunity to gain an insight into how a culture thrived before the written word became common practice.

Starting at one point in the lattice we the listeners will guide the journey through the interlinked tales, hearing stories possibly left untold for two generations. There will be time for discussion and exploration of both the tradition and the stories.

All the tellings stand alone but if you choose to journey with us on one, or more, of the weekends you will experience the thrill of old friends and foes making an appearance, and witness how the story cycles enfold one into another.

The group will be able to interact in the way it was originally intended, asking questions directly about the stories and the environment in which they were told; from finding hidden trade routes locked within the tales, to the reasons why a person might forgo a story in order to hear one of greater importance to the community.

Shonaleigh is the only known Drut’syla and the weekend will be a thoroughly unusual revival of a culture almost lost. The telling will start at 7.30pm on Friday evening and finish at noon on Sunday. It will take place within a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of cushions and sofas and tea, coffee and cake provided at regular intervals.

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 sixteen places so early booking is advised.

Sep
7
Thu
2017 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival @ Ashton Gardens, Thanksgiving Point,
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
2017 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival @ Ashton Gardens, Thanksgiving Point,

The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is one of the United States’s premier storytelling events. Attendees from across the United States and Canada come to hear stories from unforgettable performers in an unbelievable setting at the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. The new location at Thanksgiving Point will provide attendees a beautiful and convenient location for Festival events.

Sep
11
Mon
Word Dancing – The Art of Storytelling with Shonaleigh @ Ashton Home
Sep 11 – Sep 15 all-day
Word Dancing - The Art of Storytelling with Shonaleigh @ Ashton Home

Hosted by Full Circle Connections

Come enjoy a week long intensive workshop with Shonaleigh here in the States. She is London’s national treasure. A Jewish Drut’syla, or oral storyteller. She will teach you how to walk through a story and deepen your ability to write or tell.

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/760321254150186

 

Oct
2
Mon
Private Telling
Oct 2 all-day
Oct
6
Fri
The Sapphire Staff – Teller, Tale and Tradition Weekend @ Emerson College
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 8 @ 12:30 pm
The Sapphire Staff – Teller, Tale and Tradition Weekend @ Emerson College

Join Teller and Tradition bearer Shonaleigh for a unique, immersive weekend of storytelling to experience a living, unbroken oral tradition. The Druts’yla tradition has been passed down from Grandmother to Granddaughter by generations of Jewish women. Around 4000 tales are held within the mind and recalled on request, using the lost art of ‘stories within stories’. This weekend is an opportunity to gain an insight into how a culture thrived before the written word became common practice.

Starting at one point in the lattice we the listeners will guide the journey through the interlinked tales, hearing stories possibly left untold for two generations. There will be time for discussion and exploration of both the tradition and the stories.

All the tellings stand alone but if you choose to journey with us on one, or more, of the weekends you will experience the thrill of old friends and foes making an appearance, and witness how the story cycles enfold one into another.

The group will be able to interact in the way it was originally intended, asking questions directly about the stories and the environment in which they were told; from finding hidden trade routes locked within the tales, to the reasons why a person might forgo a story in order to hear one of greater importance to the community.

Shonaleigh is the only known Drut’syla and the weekend will be a thoroughly unusual revival of a culture almost lost. The telling will start at 7.30pm on Friday evening and finish at noon on Sunday. It will take place within a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of cushions and sofas and tea, coffee and cake provided at regular intervals.

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 sixteen places so early booking is advised.

Oct
20
Fri
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
Telling: The Emerald Sea
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm
Telling: The Emerald Sea

Details to follow ….

Oct
30
Mon
Private Teaching
Oct 30 all-day
Nov
1
Wed
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!