Author: Claire Randles

Reflections at Midnight, by Jane Young

3rd May, 2020By Claire RandlesBlog

At Midnight when asked by Chris Bostock to “Blog Reflect” on last evening’s (May 1st) Storytelling –I immediately recalled, in a sort of, your whole life flashing in front of you moment, all that A Bit Crack has taken me …

The Owl’s Gaze – Reflections from Richard

21st February, 2020By Claire RandlesBlog

The Owl’s Gaze was a remarkable and, for me, important storytelling experience. It was a story of Malcolm’s life and of his developing thinking – the stories we heard both informed those changes and represented them.

The gaze of the …

Let a New Story Begin…

31st December, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog

Here we are, A Bit Crack and friends gathered around searching for new stories.

It was a game, a bit of fun but it got me thinking; we couldn’t change what was in front of us in the newspapers but …

‘Stories are the way Nature teaches…’

12th December, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog

Reflections on ‘Tales of Truthful Enchantment’ written by Steve

“A moment in a story in Maja’s set, before the break, became for me a motif running through Martin’s tales-within-tales in the second half. A retired railway worker covets a gold …

Politics and Indian Storytelling

10th September, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog

Kerima Mohideen performed an evening of storytelling with the title: If Trees Could Speak. What was striking about it was its weaving of contemporary politics with myth, story and her own experiences.

In the first half we heard a story …

Sharing Stories On A Summers Night

15th August, 2019By Claire RandlesBlog