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