This summer, to refresh and inspire, why not treat yourself to a weekend in the world of storytelling?

Storytelling is first and foremost entertainment but it is also an avenue to educate, and heal. Deepest of all, it is a path of inner awakening. All these levels will be explored and experienced in this week of wonders, which will feature some of the stories that have sustained and inspired me for nearly 40 years. The workshop will include a performance of Tistou – a story for our time, new exercises and old will be threaded throughout the sessions, the beautiful surroundings of Emerson College holding and supporting us throughout..

If you’ve never told a story before, here’s your chance to learn a few skills, if your story tanks are low, here’s the space to fill them with some story wisdom, if you’re in need of some relief from a world gone mad, here will be laughter, safe contact and some story medicine to see you though the months ahead.

Ashley Ramsden is the founding director of the School of Storytelling the longest centre of its kind in the UK. For nearly four decades he has toured the world with his performances and workshops. In this week he would like to pass on some of the storyteller’s gold he has gleaned over the years. His hope to “Leave something of sweetness and substance in the mouth of the world.”

  • When: Friday 15th-Sunday 17th July  2022
  • Times: Friday 7.30-9,30 pm Sat 9-5pm, Sunday 9-12.30 pm

Where: Emerson College

Course Fee: according to your circumstances £185/150/100


Booking your place on this course and your stay at Emerson are two separate steps and payments:


Contact Ashley by email or by text 077389 29 700 to book your place according to what you can afford.  Once confirmed you can pay via Paypal using my email address or through a bank transfer. Details on request.

Click below to book your stay and meals