Podcast: Building Community Through Story with Sian Cornelius

Happy Earth Day everyone. I’ve made a foray into the realm of podcasts! Here’s the first episode with Welsh storyteller, author and harp player (amongst a very large range of other skills and interests).

Sian was living in Christchurch in 2011 when the earthquake hit. In this episode, Sian explains how that experience led her to become passionate about the power of story to transform ourselves and our communities after trauma.  Her book, Transition Girl, shares the story of this part of Sian’s life.  She has also published Gower Folk Tales, a collection of traditional stories from the Gower peninsula in Wales, where she lives off-grid in a lovely solar-powered wooden cabin in the woods.

You can find out more about Sian, her books and her storytelling adventures at www.heartofabard.com and follow her on instagram @heartofabard.

Building Community with Storytelling with Sian Cornelius Restorying the Earth

In this episode, I speak to Sian Cornelius, storyteller, author and harpist, about being in the Christchurch Earthquake of 2011 and how that experience led her to become passionate about the power of story to transform ourselves and our communities after trauma.  Her book, Transition Girl, shares the story of this part of Sian's life.  She has also published Gower Folk Tales, a collection of traditional stories from the Gower peninsula in Wales, where she lives off-grid in a lovely solar-powered wooden cabin in the woods. You can find out more about Sian, her books and her storytelling adventures at http://www.heartofabard.com and follow her on instagram @heartofabard.

Our Story, Our Future at the Glasgow Science Centre

Happy to have my telling of Duncan Williamson’s story of Thomas the Thatcher included in the Glasgow Science Centre’s online resources #GSCAtHome. You can find the written version of this tale in Dancing with Trees: Eco-tales of the British Isles (History Press). The story is also included in Linda Williamson’s The Coming of the Unicorn (Floris Books).

Visit the Glasgow Science Centre’s Discover our World our Impact Hub