Come and enter a world where people are controlled by words, words that tumble forth from the mouths of the oppressive WordWeavers, rulers who shape our dreams with their nightly chants.
Into this world is born a young woman who cannot be controlled and so she is forced to wear a clockwork corset of constraint.
Join her on a journey through traditional tales of female dismemberment, tales of connection and tales of wisdom and meet the woman who opens her eyes and ears, the woman who will help you reclaim your belly laughter and your voice.
In this show, International Storyteller Katrice Horsley starts to explore social constructs and norms and also the ‘inadequacy approach’ of current advertising, through slam poetry, storytelling and lyrical verse.
The most toxic words are the ones we swallow down, they poison us from the inside. It is time to find our voices.
Katrice Horsley is an International Narrative Consultant and former UK National Storytelling Laureate. She has a background in Child Play and Development and worked for many years within Birmingham delivering their City Play Training Course as well as working as a Youth and Community Worker.
She lived and worked in Ghana for 6 years and whilst there delivered and designed training for UNICEF, DFID and UNHCR as well as developing a TV show that used storytelling to help children learn. She now works internationally designing and delivering training for a range of National and International organisations as well as performing at a range of International Storytelling Festivals.
She is published by Routledge (The Evaluator’s Cookbook) and is presently working on a workbook about her Narrative4Change Training. She has also written an award winning bereavement resource for the British Heart Foundation that is available online. Her passion is to ‘give voice’ to those who feel they have no story to tell or who are unable to speak it out. This work has taken her into high security prisons, to areas of high conflict such as Gaza and into the slums of Nairobi.
Her passion for her work is infectious and after delivering at a range of conferences, the words most often used to describe her are ‘inspiring,’ and ‘passionate.’ Her new Narrative4Change work is taking her into the area of Adverse Childhood Experiences, City Planning and Design, Re-storying of communities and developing ‘Sense of Place,’ through narrative.@katricehorsley #narrative4change