IOU Making It – Storytelling Workshop

7th June 2023

Exploring the art of storytelling and Kamishibai


IOU Studio, Dean Clough, Halifax

Event information

Location Icon IOU Studio, Dean Clough, Halifax

Costs Icon Free/ £10

Availability Icon 25

Kamishibai, (kah-mee-she-bye) or “paper-theater,” is said to have started in Japan as street theatre in the late 1920s, but it is part of a long tradition of picture storytelling, beginning as early as the 9th or 10th centuries

This Making It workshop will open the door to creating short stories that mix illustration with performance to create narration in vivid and imaginative ways.

Edward Taylor from  the extraordinary street theatre company Whalley Range All Stars, will lead this workshop that combines physical performance using illustrations and the art of Japanese paper theatre.

Book your place for the opportunity to spend an evening with other creatives, and develop your performance and artistic skills to captivate an audience with your own visual storytelling.

About Edward Taylor
Edward founded the street theatre company Whalley Range All Stars with Sue Auty and together they have 40 years of exploring the MANY different different ways of telling stories. Drawing played an important part in the genesis of each of their shows, events and installation. In addition Edward has recently published 3 comic strip books and created 2 Kamishibai stories

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IOU is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from Calderdale Cares Partnership to provide FREE spaces for Calderdale residents and artists on our monthly Making It creative taster workshops.

Funding has been awarded to help support young people, freelance creatives and those dealing with the cost of living crisis, to succeed in the arts and creative industries in Calderdale with opportunities to come together for exchange of ideas, networking and skills sharing opportunities at IOU Studio.

Continue to Book Now to reserve a free space if you are a Calderdale resident or to buy a Standard ticket. Please provide proof of residency when you attend the event.