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This course is for experienced storytellers who wish to find new ways of engaging with traditional material.

 'I am excited by storytellers who have an insatiable curiosity. How do we make new connections with the material we craft and tell, how can we be the best we can be? Storytelling with Archetypes  bursts open barriers to creativity. That's what I call an exciting Tuesday night out!'  Nell Phoenix


Throughout this course we will be discovering how archetypes can help us understand and define character,

language, ourselves as storytellers and relationships with the audience.

This course is for students who have already attended Nell's workshops.

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Dates : Tuesdays  2nd Oct - 4th Dec  7.30 -9.30pm or to secure your space on this course.

Venue : 99 Torriano Ave   NW5 2RX

Nearest tube Kentish Town

Fee: £260  incl 9 workshops, group and one-to-one mentoring, showcase, and individual phone/skype rehearsal


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We will be exploring what makes up traditional repertoire, learning tips and techniques to lift stories off the page and discovering our own storytelling voices.

Nell teaches on-your-feet style classes where participation in group, partner and solo work ensures quick and easy development of skills.

Course ends with a celebration showcase of the students’ storytelling.

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Dates: Mondays  29th Oct - 10th Dec  7.30 - 9.30pm

Venue: Clean Break, Studio 3,  2 Patshull Road  Kentish Town  London NW5 2LB

Nearest tube: Kentish Town + 4 min walk

Fee: £162 incl 5 workshops, ticket to storytelling event (Daniel Morden!), group and one-to-one mentoring and end of course showcase



Aspiring Tellers

Nell runs highly-acclaimed courses in North London for aspiring and developing storytellers. Originally devised for UAL Central St Martins, Nell’s courses provide an excellent training for students new-to-storytelling and tellers eager for a space to develop skills, understanding and repertoire.

12, 10 or 6 week courses are available at various times throughout the year (fitting in with Nell’s touring schedule). Contact Nell for details.

Nell runs:

  • Storytelling for Beginners
  • Beyond Beginners
  • UnLeashed
  • Back to Basics
  • No Holds Barred

Nell's courses are usually run in and around Kentish Town, North London.


Teacher Training

Teachers are in a unique position to enhance learning through storytelling.

Nell's storytelling workshops for teachers are lively, practical events. Nell teaches easily-grasped techniques to lift the tales off the page, to re-tell the story in your own words and to share the story with your own vision and voice.

The workshops aim to:

  • Teach the basic stepping stones of oral storytelling
  • Empower the teachers as storytellers
  • Encourage the teachers to use storytelling as a creative teaching tool

Nell also runs one-to-one mentoring sessions.

Other Workshops for Adults

Nell is also available for half-day, whole day or regular workshop sessions. The workshops are suitable for skills enhancement, inset days and workshop demonstrations. Nell has taught teachers, librarians, priests, Drama students, actors and parents.

'May you keep on weaving the yarn of your mesmerising stories forever and ever...'

Jaspreet Khan, British Council workshop, India

Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

G.K. Chesterton

People did not wait for writing before they told stories

Albert Bates Lord