STORYTELLING WOOD CRAFT & WORD CRAFT


Date: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September
Time: 10:30 - 11am, 12:30-13:00, 14-14:30 & 16:00-16:30
Location: Adventure Zone

Richard O’Neill is a Romany master storyteller brought up in the nomadic storytelling tradition. He has made and continues to make a huge contribution to the art of storytelling across the world. A traditional wood carver, Richard makes all his own resources and props for his original stories

Richard was born into a large family in small a mining community in the North East of England in 1962. His family travelled with the seasons all over the country. He attended a lot of schools for short periods, but even though his formal education was sporadic to say the least, he developed a love of words and a love of books.

He has been travelling ever since taking his storytelling skills around the country, winter will find him in Manchester, the rest of the year telling tales and performing anywhere from Cumbria to Cornwall, Skegness to Southport.
Best know for storytelling, Richard is also the author of a number of children’s books, and award winning plays for adult audiences, a number of which have been broadcast on national radio.

A traditional wood carver, Richard makes all of his own resources and props for his original stories, including the much loved Pegz and Truglies, Tree Buddies and Wood Bot ©


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