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A people’s school of oral storytelling arts, open to story lovers worldwide, inspired by Nordic and Scottish traditions of shared learning

by Svend-Erik Engh, Alice Fernbank and Linda Perttula in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Welcome to Giant's Heart!

Giant’s Heart is an online school where lovers of story from all around the world can come to learn and develop oral storytelling skills and grow as storytellers, with the guidance of expert coaches and a supportive group of like minded learners. 

Whether you want to tell traditional folk tales, ancient myths, personal stories, or create stories of your own, the school promises to offer students a life enriching learning experience. 

We are beginning our programme of learning with a 3 week online summer school starting on 26th July. 

The school will run 2 online courses:

  • The Beginners Programme - for those who are completely new to storytelling
  • The Committed Storytellers Programme - for storytellers with some experience who want to advance their skills.

Find out more about the summer school here.

To launch the summer school, we need your support to help us raise £12,000. This will help us to pay for creating the courses, marketing, teaching, and managing the summer school. If you are inspired by our vision and would like to support us please donate. And if you want to participate in the summer school you can book your place via the Crowdfunder rewards.

Giant’s Heart Storytelling School is something completely new: 

Our school is based in Scotland, yet inspired and modelled on the Nordic folkehøjskole (“folk high school” or people’s school). A traditional folkehøjskole is a place where knowledge develops through free exchange of ideas and skills, without a rigid curriculum. Students grow and learn through sharing their own knowledge with the guidance of the teachers. It is a place where anyone over 18 can come and make discoveries about who they are and what they really want with their life. 

Giant’s Heart Storytelling School marries the principles of folkehøjskole with the spirit of the traditional ceilidh culture of Scotland, where all are welcome to come and share their songs, stories, music, and dance, in a free and fluid manner for the nourishment of all. 

We are combining our skills as storytellers, story coaches, and project managers. Find out more about us on our website here.

We are committed to inclusivity and diversity and we welcome story loving participants from across the globe.

Thank you for your interest!

Alice, Svend-Erik, and Linda

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Summer School BEGINNERS Programme

Full participation in the beginners' programme of our summer school, 26th July - 13th August 2021. Be the first to experience Giant's Heart. This greatly discounted price will only ever be available here. 3 days of teaching per week, 9 days total. Times to be arranged to suit students' time zones.

£10 or more

Thank you on our website and social media

A mention on our website and social media to thank you for your support.

£10 or more

In Finnish - Visiitti Edinburghiin

Virtuaalinen kävely Lindan kanssa tarinoiden tapahtumapaikoille Edinburghissa. Linda on retkiopas ja tarinankertoja, joka rakastaa yli kaiken esitellä kotikaupunkiaan Edinburghia, sen huikeaa historiaa ja värikästä nykypäivää. Tule mukaan livenä 15.7., tai katso video itsellesi sopivana aikana.

£10 or more

In Finnish - Edinburghin karrrrmeimmat kummitukset

Virtuaalinen kävely Lindan kanssa Edinburghin pimeälle puolelle - hautausmaille, murhakujille ja teloituspaikoille. Koska kesä ei ole kummitusten aikaa, kävely järjestetään 15.10. Tule mukaan livenä tai katso video itsellesi sopivana aikana.

£20 or more

Ticket to the Summer School final performance

Join us to enjoy the fruits of the Summer School at our final performance on 13th August 2021. A traditional Scottish Ceilidh of storytelling and song, online, in the comfort of your own sofa.

£50 or more

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Bedtime story

An online bedtime story, with Alice, Svend-Erik, or Linda - whomever you like best. Date and time to be agreed with you.

£95 or more

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One-to-one coaching session with Svend-Erik

Two hours of private storytelling coaching with Svend-Erik. Bring a story or an idea, and develop your storytelling skills. Date and time to be agreed with you.

£95 or more

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One-to-one coaching session with Alice

Two hours of private storytelling coaching with Alice. Bring a story or an idea, and develop your storytelling skills. Date and time to be agreed with you.

£150 or more

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Storytelling performance for you and your friends

Two hour online storytelling session and conversation for you and your friends. Relax, find a good spot, and dive into the magical world of stories; a mix of different tales from around the world, on a theme of your own choosing with Alice, Svend-Erik, Linda, or all three.

£295 or more

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Summer School COMMITTED STORYTELLERS Programme

Full participation in the committed strand of our Summer School, 26th July to 13th August 2021. This programme is for storytellers with some experience and full commitment to developing their art. Be the first to experience Giant's Heart. This greatly discounted price will only ever be available here. 3 days of teaching per week, 9 days total. Times to be arranged to suit students' time zones.

£495 or more

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For businesses: Leadership storytelling workshop

A leadership workshop for a workplace with a focus on change. Through storytelling, we will reveal the true dreams of your team. Suitable for a half day or two hour group seminar, for a group of up to fifteen professionals. A wonderful way to create, own and communicate the vision of your organisation in a grounded and organic manner. Date and details to be agreed with you.

Let's make 'Giant's Heart Storytelling School' happen

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