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Wed 25 - Fri 27 Oct


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What is the role of storytellers in the twenty-first century and how can we realise the principles and goals of The Earth Charter Initiative? Over three days we take to heart the three questions asked by Immanuel Kant: What can I know? What should I do? What may I hope? The Gathering will be supported by Stories in Place, a digital resource for mapping and celebrating narratives of place and local identity across the globe. Each day will have keynote stories, talks, discussions and workshops, culminating in plenary celebration on Friday 27th October.

Day 1 – Storytelling for Nature

The first day of the gathering will focus on the themes of Living Creatively with Nature; Sustainability; Ecology and Culture; Mapping, connecting and guiding. With contributions from Joe Harawira, Mirian Vilela of the Earth Charter, Malcolm Green, Alette Willis, Georgiana Keable, Bernard Anson, and storyteller Alexander Mackenzie.

Day 2 - Storytelling for Peace and Justice

The second day of the gathering will focus on the themes of Conflict Resolution; Citizenship Awareness, Education and Action; Equalities; Health and Wellbeing; Migration and Asylum. With contributions from Amina Blackwood, Wajuppa Tossa, Maimouna Jallow, Liz Weir and Peter Chand.

Day 3 - Storytelling for Hope

The third and final day of the gathering will focus on the themes of Creative Learning; Myths, Metaphors and Dreams; Imagining, Sharing and Telling; Celebration and Joy. With contributions from Grian Cutanda, Ana Maria Lines, Jean Edmiston, Wayqui César Villegas Astete, Giovanna Conforto, George Macpherson, Travis De Vries, and the Be United project.

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Dovecot Studios
10 Infirmary Street

International Conference & Workshops

Wed 25 - Fri 27 Oct

Full Price - £16.00
Concession £14.00
Festival Supporter - £12.00
Storytelling Centre Supporter - £12.00

Start Time & Duration:
10.30am (6hrs)

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