Storytelling

Bournemouth: Sleepy Retirement Resort Or Buzzing Business Hub?

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

I get a real kick when I drive through Bournemouth on my way to work and see paddleboarders or surfers splashing about in the sea. This is the true value of this place - you can swim in the morning or the evening after a day's work (if like me, you're happy to brave the cold) or walk on the sand to get inspired. It's priceless.

Dragons, Fairies And Greek Gods - Why Should You Bother Sharing Old Stories With Your Kids?

Lari Don | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents
Lari Don

These tales carry warnings, messages about how human beings can live together and encouragement to overcome obstacles. That's why wise old women told them. But children listened because these tales are exciting. They're dramatic and vivid, they give us everything we want and need from stories.

Team GB - A Brand You Can Believe In

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

Team GB is a great brand that has carefully built its relevance in our lives. And the vast majority of people believe - in what they stand for, the purpose they set out to achieve and now after an extraordinary two weeks the substance that has been assembled in their extraordinary medal tally the underpins their brand story.

Watch Your Tongue - Why We Need to Challenge 'Deficit' Language

Jude Habib | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Jude Habib

I am still affected by that remark and although I tried, politely, to challenge him about his use of his language on Twitter I got no response. It made me think of a good friend with a good job, who cares for his wife and who are social housing renters. I doubt he'd recognise his situation in the description Andrew Marr used.

Where the Wild Kids Are: Growing Plants... and People

Devi Clark | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Parents
Devi Clark

Crispin Swayne, has one of those faces that lets you know he spend a lot of time outside. Tanned, weather-beaten and full of energy, he leans forward with a broad smile.

Dads Urged to Get More Involved in Their Children's Story Time to Give Boys a Boost

Jonathan Douglas | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents
Jonathan Douglas

For many families story time is a highlight of the day. Sitting together for as little as ten minutes to read books and sing nursery rhymes is enjoyable for parents and is crucial for developing children's literacy skills.

A Tortoise And The Hare's Story For The 21st Century

Dr Liz Goodwin | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Dr Liz Goodwin

We've all heard the story about the tortoise and the hare. How against the odds the tortoise beats the hare in a race. You have to hand it to the tor...

Why You Should Tell Stories in Public Speaking and Presentations

Adrian Kirk | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kirk

Stories are increasingly being used as a way to deliver messages that connect with people and help them remember key themes. But storytelling isn't new; it's been around for as long as we've lived in communities, before we could even write.

How Superheroes Inspired Me to Get Real About Mental Health

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alicia Raimundo

In mental health, we talk a lot about stigma. How stigma leads to misconceptions about what mental illness is, how people living with mental illness act, and how possible recovery is. This misconceptions hurt people's access to support, which is the very thing that could save their life. So for my very first HuffPo blog post, I wanted to use my story as a message of how I try to defeat stigma.

A Scream of a Place in Edinburgh

Mike Gerrard | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

I'd never encountered a Tangophone before, and that's because the one at the 2 Cambridge Street apartment in Edinburgh is the only one in the world. We'd just arrived in Edinburgh for the start of one of the lesser-known festivals in Festival City, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, so it seemed perfect that we found ourselves in unique accommodation that was full of stories itself.

Lost Enyd Blighton (not Enid Blyton) Book Rediscovered

John Dredge | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

A book that was previously thought to be lost by Enyd Blighton (not Enid Blyton) has recently been rediscovered, thanks to its recent rediscovery. A ...

A Children's Food Fight and the Edinburgh Fringe

Jackie Kemp | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Parents
Jackie Kemp

Food is not just a real and necessary part of life; it also carries meaning. Eating together is a powerful thing. Recognising the rich symbolic, emotional, poetic resonance of food is important to children as well as adults.

My Bad Tips and Good Tips for Successful Story Writing

Helen Lederer | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Helen Lederer

Your therapist is in a meeting. Your hypnotist has double booked her room and expects you to wait in a room full of patients seeing osteopaths and who may be moaning quietly in pain. Or staring at you. These are all bad things. BUT if you are free of the above - here are the criteria for successful story writing...

The Sad Demise of the Pub Bullsh**ter

Jak Hutchcraft | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Jak Hutchcraft

"Hot Chocolate is 2Pac's dad" was something that a friend told me over a pint when we were teens. As you can imagine it divided the group, some were taken aback by the revelation and others laughed and called bullsh**. I didn't fully believe it at the time but as years went by I realised that part of me never truly disbelieved.

The Stories We Tell

Grainne Gillis | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Grainne Gillis

Wherever you look women's history and their stories are not given equal value. And this is easiest to see in the realm of drama and theatre, which have at their very basis the art of storytelling.

Whose Story Is It Anyhow?

Sonja Lewis | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

There is almost always a story to be told, whether it is a private heart-to-heart with a good friend or a public release on Facebook or the like. Make no mistake about it: the latter is not my cup of tea, or coffee for that matter, but I'm probably in the minority nowadays.

Political Storytelling and the Land of Make-Believe

Kevin J. Hunt | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Kevin J. Hunt

Politicians talk a lot. Communicating clear ideas and workable policies to voters is key to winning an election and an inevitable part of political rhetoric relies upon telling stories. Representing a policy through a narrative description is a way of personalising an issue and perhaps helping a potential voter relate to an idea that might otherwise appear abstract.

The Storytelling Manifesto

James Whittaker | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
James Whittaker

What if every teacher in every classroom on this planet had the oratory power of our greatest storytellers? The school day would be anticipated instead of dreaded. Society would change.

Women Are Definitely From Venus

Elaine Benton | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Women are used to bearing it all, talking candidly and honestly on every topic you could possibly think of. In a safe environment, we are willing and able to share our deepest thoughts and bear our soul without fear of judgement or incrimination.

Modern Dating Disaster Stories

Bytestories | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

One balmy evening, following a jaunt to the cinema, our noble hero generously, though with intent, made offer of escorting her to her home by means of car. She gladly accepted, and the game was afoot!

Man Creates Adventure Story On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech

Remember those old multiple choice adventure books you could get? They'd usually start in a dungeon, or a castle and from there you'd go on your own u...

Authentic and Classy - Why Journalism Is the New Vinyl

Grant Feller | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

A vinyl collection, according to Nick Hornby in his brilliant novel High Fidelity, is a metaphor for relationships. Filled with precious moments and a fair few forgettable ones too, to be obsessed over and treasured for their authenticity.

Should 'The X Factor' Come With a Disclaimer?

Richard Fry | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Fry

Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor are regularly accused of blurring the lines of reality. It's widely reported that auditioning acts are known to the production team before they take to the stage and make their all-important first impression.

Rupert Thomson Interview: 'To Write Fiction at All Is a Moral Act'

Jason Holmes | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

With globe-trotting having fed his muse (he has lived in Tokyo, New York, Sydney, Rome, Amsterdam and Barcelona), Thomson has now based his family in London, his intellect undimmed by what some might call the coziness of home.

Missouri, a Wake Up Call to Create a New Story

Jeremy Wickremer | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK
Jeremy Wickremer

The events in Missouri are a wake up call. The nation is not yet at peace. There is fear and conflict in our minds whose path always leads to destruction. When we transform this to peace and compassion the path leads to creativity and connection.