Rasa Storytelling

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This workshop is an introduction to RASA storytelling, an Asian concept of working through the emotions, inspired by you, in your audience. RASA involves a unique way of viewing stories, raising awareness, deepening understanding and enhancing your storytelling skills.

Who could benefit from this course?
This workshop is for anyone who knows and loves stories or uses storytelling in their work. It is also for you, if you are curious, enjoy exploring new paths and want to make a difference by the stories you tell.

How does it work?
This workshop requires a basic understanding of story structure (beginning, middle, end) and will involve storytelling activities and games. You will have the chance to explore and play with words, characters and landscapes. The session will take you on a journey that challenges and enlightens your approach to story and storytelling.

What do you gain?
RASA introduces challenges to creative thinking and inspires new ways and forms of how to voice the stories you tell. It deepens your communication skills and adds layers to you as a listener, speaker and storyteller.

Dates, Times & Cost
Thursday, 7 March, 2024
6:30 - 9:30pm
in Studio 1, upstairs at The Cockpit

£35 Earlybird price (book by 12pm on 26 February)
£40 regular price

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DEBBIE GUNERATNE
Born in Sri Lanka, Debbie is a Sathara Karaya (3 rd generation storyteller), who draws from Chinese, Dutch and Sinhalese parentage. Her rich, diverse heritage and training as a geologist and teacher/trainer, manifests itself in all aspects of her work. Debbie’s unique and charismatic style takes her around the world to perform from community gatherings to international storytelling festivals. Debbie has spent many years travelling around the world collecting stories. She has climbed several volcanoes and met Komodo dragons. Her lived experience of her global travels is woven into the stories she tells, adding cultural history and the natural environment with the inspirational message that we can all make a difference.

Debbie loves her present work with the Historic Royal Palaces, Museum of London, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey, where she spends time telling stories, leading workshops and creative training. Debbie is the Founder of the Sihina, skills-based projects with a story and wellbeing focus, that have changed lives. She is the Founder of Small Tales, the first clubs in the UK, where young people are trained in the art of storytelling and public speaking. Debbie started these clubs because a story she told enabled a young cancer patient to speak again and she wants to leave a legacy in the hearts and voices of the future.
www.debbieguneratne.com

Testimonials
“I see it all now; I’ve got the secret you were trying to show me!” Jack, Storyteller, Ireland

“Your workshop was an insight into the land of imagination and the minds of others.” Joanne, RASA workshop, UK

“Thank you for making me look at things with ‘new eyes.’ It has been inspiring!” Georg, RASA in the workplace, Norway

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