Storytelling

Narrative And Nostalgia In Modern Day Dining

Joseph Gann | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joseph Gann

We all know a similar, familiar drill in a restaurant of cuisine not yet rendered public property by mass-marketing. A journey, too, of childlike curiosity, piqued by the exotic or obscure on the menu. Eyes widen as the familiar and foreign interplay. Relieved laughter offers conclusion when it turns out to be delicious.

I Would Do It Again

Beverley Ward | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Ward

'Two lovers, destined to be together, miss their chance repeatedly, spend their lives apart having a pretty miserable time, finally unite and then, just when things are going great, he dies and her life is ruined'. Maybe it makes a good weepy but it's certainly not an easy story to write a sequel to and, left here without you, that is, essentially, what I have to do.

The Importance Of Being... An Image

Sherina Rathor | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sherina Rathor

Knowing that you have inspired others, should be the confidence booster as opposed to hearing sweet nothings. Knowing that the image you create or share should hold more truth and honesty than falsities and a sense of unattainability. Others should feel like they can be and do, what you are and what you do, with a sense of belief, high self-esteem and self-assurance.

Storytelling: The Art Form

Lily Cole | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Lily Cole

In the turbulence of our current social and political climate, stories are as important as ever. They offer gateways, mirrors and alternative possibilities, insights to ourselves and others, pathways and tools to reimagine our lives and realities.

Shedding Some Light On 'Dark Social': Why Content Must Be More Engaging Than Ever Before

Mick Entwisle | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

While Dark Social represents a major challenge for marketers looking to better measure and understand the different elements of their marketing, it also represents an opportunity for brands innovating in the space.

Before Sunrise

Sarah Kendall | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Sarah Kendall

I find those precious moments when I accidentally leave the house without my phone, or when the battery dies. That's when possibilities open up. You could have a conversation that leads to something quite remarkable. Or you could see someone fall over and humiliate themselves. What could be more rewarding than that?

The Power Of The Story

Pam Jarvis | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Pam Jarvis

How did we ever have enough time for all this? In those pre-SATs and pre-accountability days, the last half an hour of every school day for every year group in the school, from Reception to Year Six was spent sitting on the carpet, listening to the teacher read a story.

10 Ways To Make Reading With Your Child Magical

Lisa Snell | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Lisa Snell

As a mum who has put her own child through nursery, and as a childcare practitioner for over 15 years, I understand how busy life as a parent can be and it's not always possible to read every day with your child. However, it has been proven that children who are read to at an early age are more likely to excel with their numeracy, literacy and language skills as they get older.

Unresolved: Why We Need New Year's Experiments Not New Year's Resolutions

Anna Beecher | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Beecher

I think these hurdles were harder to face because I have swallowed the notion at the core of resolution making; that I am project and life, with a few tweaks, should run increasingly smoothly.

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 23.03.2017 | 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 02.02.2017 | 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 01.02.2017 | 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 19.01.2017 | 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 14.01.2017 | 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.