‘The more you learn, the more places you'll go’ Dr Seuss

The Crick Crack Club runs an annual programme of two-day workshops and longer residential courses. These range from beginners and intermediate courses, specific and focused training, to advanced laboratories, mentoring and direction. We also design, devise and run training sessions for people in a range of other professions. We work with the most experienced and inspired workshop leaders in the country, and our core course programme is led by our very own Artistic Director, Ben Haggarty.

Ben Haggarty with students students Ben Haggarty and Jörg Baesecke

 DATE: Saturday 1st April to Sunday 2nd April 2017, 2 days, 9.30am to 5.30pm  EVENT TITLE: Intermediate Storytelling workshop  LOCATION: London  ARTISTS: Ben Haggarty

 VENUE: Rich Mix Venue 2, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. This event is wheelchair accessible.  AUDIENCE: Adults (18+) This workshop will demand fluent spoken English Language skills.

In a nutshell: A short intermediate course, led by Ben Haggarty, and aimed at those who already have some experience of telling traditional tales.

Go on... This 2-day practical workshop looks at the shaping and construction of stories using Indo-European wonder tales (fairytales) as a starting point. In particular it will explore how spoken, improvised language functions within a narrative, and will introduce key compositional tools design to bring out the emotional life of a story.

What to expect: This two day workshop is packed with exercises, talk, discussion, and telling stories...

Who’s involved? Ben Haggarty: Ben is a world class performance storyteller and a much sought after trainer and director. For over 30 years he has pioneered the re-visioning of storytelling as a contemporary performance art. He is director of the legendary Crick Crack Club, and Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin. Ben's understanding of orality and the spoken word (as differentiated from writing and the recited word), metaphor, magic and the dramaturgy of performance storytelling is unsurpassed.

‘the art of storytelling is in the surest safest hands here’ Remote Goat

 TICKETS:  This workshop takes place over two days, 9.30am to 5.30pm, cost £150.00. A booking fee of £1.50 per transaction applies for this event (for non-members) :: :: Box Office: 0207 613 7498 or email

 ORGANISER:  The Crick Crack Club & Rich Mix