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Storytelling with a social purpose, or how we are trying to change the world, one story at a time

8 February, 2021 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Mike Wilson PhD FRSA FHEA
Professor of Drama, Head of Creative Arts and Director of the Storytelling Academy Loughborough University

Mike Wilson

We tell stories not only as a way of conveying experiences, thoughts, feelings and information to each other, but also as a way of understanding those things. This talk explores how storytelling, in its many forms, can unlock new ways of knowing and thinking about the world and, when combined with other forms of knowledge can help us address some of the major challenges facing society today. Drawing on projects from India, Kenya and Colombia, as well Europe, the talk will propose that stories, far from being frivolous and transient items of cultural currency, are the very things that have the potential to change the world.

The event is free to members. It is suggested that non-members give a donation of £5.00p (students £2.50p).

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