Stories from the Sarsen Stones

129 TUTOR: Josie Felce

What do the ancient Sarsen standing stones at Avebury inspire in us? People have seen animals, ancient wisdom keepers, a procession of bards and more.Using a visit to the stones as an inspiration, this course will guide you into making stories from your experience and imagination.

The course will begin with a traditional structure of story making, followed by a trip to the stones at Avebury. With guidance, sharing and encouragement, you will be able to create your own stories for the rest of the week. These stories can be told, written or both.

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AM course

Course Notes

The first session will be spent looking at the dramatic structure of stories that have survived for centuries. The second session is a trip in a mini-bus to Avebury, just 3 miles from Marlborough, to visit the ancient standing Sarsen stones. Their shapes and positioning, and even their texture is inspiring. Photography of the stones is allowed. In the third session onwards we will create our own stories inspired by the stones. These could trigger family history, events in your life, or be open to your imagination. Guidance with structure and developing a story from a framework will be given.

No previous experience is necessary, but a love of stories would be beneficial. The stories created can be told and written, or both. Please bring writing materials with you, some strong walking shoes or boots and waterproof outdoor clothing.

Course Tutor

Josie Felce

About Josie


Josie Felce has been involved with stories for four decades. She began with puppet shows, then told stories mostly in schools and now writes stories. He is a qualified teacher, storyteller and author.

She has told stories to young children, teenagers and adults. Her book, "Storytelling for Life” [Floris 2012] is now in its second printing.Poetry cards are one of the ways she publishes her own poems. Short stories published by Rhiannon Press are:The Easter Hare, The Birthday Cake; poetry cards: 10 Poems to Heal a Fractured World, Naked Dance.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

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9.15AM to 12.15PM

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1.45PM to 4.30PM

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9.15AM to 4.30PM