Ben Haggarty
SUN 12 SEP - FRI 17 SEP, 2021

Aimed at storytellers wishing to perform formally in public, this workshop explores performance techniques; preliminary stage movement; the relationship between speech and gesture; the use of space in performance and the fractal rhythms that relate story, body and voice.

Using comedic folktales and epic mythology, participants will explore how spatial and kinaesthetic imagination can become embodied and amplified. Expect an intensive week of work packed with exercises, talk, discussion, late nights and telling stories...

Foundation 2 is for those with some experience of performance storytelling - and ideally who have either undertaken Foundation 1, or Ben Haggarty's Intermediate short course, as this course involves the applying Rasa theory. Please contact Ben Haggarty to discuss if you're not sure whether you're eligible.

LOCATION: A secret little studio space in the rural Worcestershire-Herefordshire borders (N.B cat in residence)

ACCOMMODATION: Individual, basic, but cosy glamping and camping accommodation is provided free of charge. Alternatively you are welcome to seek more luxurious accommodation in local Airbnbs.






September 12, 2021

booking information

PLACES: Capacity is limited to 8 and, because there is a need to create a balanced group in terms of experience and ambition, places are allocated by application rather than on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. We particularly welcome younger applicants (18 – 35) and applicants from BAME backgrounds. To apply email  (subject header: Foundation 2)

COST: £350 (includes food and basic accommodation for five nights). A small number of discounts to support younger storytellers (under 35) will be available at the course provider’s discretion.

COVID 19: Mitigating steps are being put in place in-line with government advice to make our residential courses Covid safe. The situation is of course, ever changing, and we're at the mercy of what life will look like in 2021. If we do not think we can undertake the course safely, then it will be cancelled and any payments will be reimbursed.

QUESTIONS: send queries to (subject header: Foundation 2)