sallyA highly regarded storyteller is visiting Ventnor Library later this month to host workshops and give performances. 

Sally Pomme Clayton regularly performs nationally and internationally and has recently worked with the British Council, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

On Wednesday 25th March between 09:00 and 12:30, Sally Pomme is running a free workshop for anyone who wants to explore the creative process of telling a story. The workshop will look at the skills of listening and telling to give confidence and put your book down and enjoy telling the story. The workshop is suitable for adults and you need to bring a short story to work with.

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On the evening of Thursday 26th March at 19:00, Sally Pomme will perform “World of Stories”. This is a storytelling performance for adults where she will tell fairytales, romances, and fragments of forgotten myths for grown-ups.

The evening will be filled with mysterious, funny, wild, and richly metaphorical stories drawn from all over the world. She uses poetic language, playful humour, startling imagery and some unusual musical instruments to uplift the listener and ignite their imagination. To book on either of these events, call the library on 852039.

Finally on Friday 27th March, Sally Pomme will be at Ventnor Library from 10:00 to 12:30 to share and collect your stories. If you have any kind of story, such as a memory or perhaps a ghost story, or a bit of local history that you think Sally Pomme might be interested in, come along and have a chat.

Councillor Shirley Smart, Executive member for economy and tourism, said:

“Sally Pomme has performed at the very highest level with a number of prestigious organisations.

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“These events are an excellent opportunity to learn from and also see Sally Pomme perform in Ventnor and I am sure they will be very popular.”

All events are free and her visit is being funded by the Arts Council England and a donation from the Friends of Ventnor Library.

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