Kulturno drustvo Pripovedovalski Variete
(KD Pripovedovalski Variete)
Storytelling Variety is an NGO active in the field of storytelling and education. It is a member of pan-European network called FEST that connects more than 40 storytelling organizations from across Europe. In Ljubljana, where we are based, we run storytelling events for adults and children and organize short- and long-term educational programs in the field of storytelling. Also, we develop programs that use storytelling as part of integration and rehabilitation processes. We cooperate with different cultural and educational institutions, amongst them publishing houses, theaters, art cinema, universities, primary schools, kinder gardens etc. We also have an established cooperation with Roma kinder garden and female prison, where we run programs for literacy, integration and rehabilitation. Our regular programs include monthly/weekly storytelling events for adults and children in three different institutions in Ljubljana (bookstore House of Dreaming Books, Family center Mala Ulica and House of Literature, Reading and Storytelling Vodnikova domačija). Educational projects include School of Storytelling that runs every Friday and Saturday between October and April; worksops of storytelling for parents; workshops of storytelling for children aged 5 – 10 and 11 – 14. Occasionally, we also run a custom-made workshop of storytelling for a specific group, such as students at the Faculty of Education or librarians.Since 2010, we have been working with Roma kinder garden in the villages Kerinov grm; we were teaching storytelling methods to Roma teachers and used these same methods to work with teenagers and children with the aim of increasing their literacy. In Female prison Ig, we have been running a program of storytelling and writing since 2013. In the past, program was expanded to include theatre work, singing and publishing a magazine. For the future, we are working on connecting prisoners with one of our centers for disabled youth.In September 2015, our organization joined the team of newly opened House of Literature, Reading and Storytelling Vodnikova domačija in Ljubljana. The house is an old building in a quiet part of town, close both to the woods and to the city centre. It consists of one performing space that can host about 100 members of audience, a galery space and several smaller spaces that can work as reading/writing rooms. House also has an outdoor performing space of about the same size as the indoor performing space and a small library of more or less random literature.In House of Literature, Reading and Storytelling Vodnikova domačija, our organization will run the following programs:- Tiny Variety: 2-hour long program for children every second Sunday that will include storytelling, creative workshops and theatre for children aged 3 – 7. The program aims to run in Slovenian but also include different languages, thus inviting children of different nationalities and languages living in Ljubljana with special attention to languages of Balkan region. - Summer Tiny Variety Camp: Expanded Tiny Variety program that will run during summers.- Above mentioned Storytelling School and workshops.- Storytelling events for adults which include international performers.- Lectures and open talks in the field of storytelling, education and integration.- Workshops for international working professionals in the field of storytelling.- in 2018, our organization will host yearly meeting of FEST members (Federation of European Storytelling Organizations) which will be partly held at House of Literature, Reading and Storytelling Vodnikova domačija.- also in 2018, we will organize a festival of contemporary arts, connected to (or relevant for) storytelling, dedicated to Balkan geographical area.- In addition, we will start building a library that will specialize in the fields of folk tales and storytelling. Most of the books will be in non-Slovenian languages.
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- This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.
- Other experience, infrastructure and resources:
Storytelling Variety has been running programs of inclusion and rehabilitation through storytelling and connected fields for the past five years. Programs included work with minorities, disabled youth and prisoners. Ana Duša and Špela Frlic, members of organization and mentors in EVS programs, have been educating themselves in for this kind of work through national and international programs and practical work, in which they cooperated with professors from Ljubljana Faculty of Education, social workers, teachers and practicioning professionals in the same (or similar) fields. In years 2015 and 2016, they are developing methodology for using storytelling in processes of integration and rehabilitation that will result in a document which will include theoretical aspects of the work, practical exercises and overview of similar processes throughout Europe.
This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:
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