Storytelling Masterclass for Adults, with Children in Mind


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Led by Storyteller Danyah Miller

If I can’t be a teacher I want to be a Danyah…..”   

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Saturday 12 July 9.30am – 4pm, Woolenwick Infants and Nursery School


Who is this day for?

All those who are involved and working with children (Primary Age) including:

  • Head Teachers, teachers and support staff, parent governors
  • All adults helping children to strengthen their imaginations and thereby advance their literacy skills

Storytelling with children

  • Strengthens the imagination
  • Helps to build literacy skills and a love of language, reading and writing
  • Positively impacts on listening, concentration and memory
  • Aids confidence, public speaking and team building

During this professional development day you will

  • Actively participate in a range of interactive storytelling activities
  • Explore your unique storytelling voiceRe-discover, develop and enhance existing skills and techniques
  • Develop confidence and be inspired to take risks
  • Be offered exciting ideas to use with children in your care.

Places are £100 per person with lunch included. 20% Early Bird discount until 10 June 2014.

To book or for more information contact with the subject heading Storytelling Masterclass.

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Woolenwick Infants and Nursery School: Free CPD Training and Celebration

During the past year, HertsCreation have worked with our lead school, Woolenwick Infants and Nursery School on a creative learning project: How can we develop our confidence in telling and writing through the craft of storytelling?

Working with Danyah Miller, Storyteller, Theatre Producer and, we think secretly, Magic Maker, Woolenwick Infants and Nursery have embarked on a  whole school project drawing on the craft of storytelling to enthuse and build children’s imaginations, creativity and language to inspire them to write.

Danyah undertook three twilight training sessions with staff at the beginning of the project to give staff the chance to explore, experience and use the techniques of storytelling that would support them whilst they developed their personal storytelling voice.  She then worked alongside them in class with extraordinary results…..

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“How can we develop our confidence in telling and writing through the craft of storytelling?” with Danyah Miller.

Thursday 8 May 4-5.30pm, Woolenwick Infants and Nursery School, Bridge Road West, Stevenage, SG1 2NU. 

This Free twilight CPD and Celebration will:

  • Reveal key findings and impacts of the project
  • Offer practical guidance for attending teachers and practitioners on approaches that lead from storytelling to writing
  • Offer perspectives on the school journey with Danyah Miller and staff.

Who is this twilight for?

– Infants, Nursery or Primary school staff, Early Years Practitioners and Teachers, Creative Professionals, budding storytellers and parents.   

Please rsvp to with the subject heading Storytelling Twilight. Please include your name, organization or school, number of places requested and contact details in the email.  For more information on HertsCreation C.I.C and our Creative Learning Programmes contact

Danyah Miller will star in  ‘I believe in Unicorns’ with Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents, in a show which brings best-selling children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s enchanting tale to life, in an ‘utterly magical interactive show’ (The Stage), set in a library filled with books. Directed by winner of two awards for innovation in children’s theatre, Dani Parr and designed by Kate Bunce. Produced in association with Royal & Derngate Northampton and Watford Palace Theatre.

HertsCreation Autumn Newsletter 2013


It’s been an exciting year so far for HertsCreation! We began life as a Community Interest Company in October 2012 with a busy period of funding applications and meetings across the county with organisations in the voluntary and local government sectors.

Although the funding climate remains challenging, one striking feature across the Herts landscape is the growing number of networks and hubs for arts and cultural activity, including the Hertfordshire Arts Partnership and support of Royal Opera House (ROH) Bridge.  We have been pleasantly surprised at the number of doors that were opened for us by different individuals and groups with a vision for the arts. We are fortunate that these conversations are now helping us build a strong programme of activity this autumn. So what are we up to?

June 20, YCA Launch Event, , Royal Opera House

Our Activities in 2013 Continue reading