Young Adult storytelling workshops to run in Exeter

By May 29, 2017 News No Comments

Storytelling Erasmus+ project, Aladdin and the Intergenerational Lamp is running storytelling workshops for young people in Exeter, aged 18-30 with local partner, Exeter CVS.

Run by non-profit Superact at Exeter’s CoLab, two storytelling workshops will be delivered by specially trained ‘Elders’ from Exeter, local retirees interested in sharing their stories with young Exeter residents. The workshops are designed to aid young people using traditional storytelling methods, raising their confidence by empowering them to confidently tell their own stories. This has been proven to improve communication skills and employability prospects.

Experienced storyteller, actor and Superact Project Manager for the Aladdin Project, Stu Packer commented, “When young people mix and connect with the Elders of the Human Tribe, magic can happen. Knowledge, experience and wisdom is shared. This is wonderful opportunity to share stories, combine knowledge from different generations and life lives.”

Come join us!

Aladdin workshops are taking place at Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David’s Hill on Tuesday 6 June and Thursday 8 June. Participants only choose one day. Lunch is provided.

If you’re aged 18-30 and interested in attending, please contact Stu Packer at for more information.

The Aladdin Project

The Aladdin Project focuses on the development of intergenerational workshops for disadvantaged young adults provided by retired senior volunteers through specialised storytelling technique training.

The project is delivered by five organizations from different EU countries Elan Interculturel (Paris, France), Képes Alapítvány (Budapest, Hungary), DEMÀ (Barcelona, Cataluña), Storytelling Centre (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Superact (Wellington, UK). Aladdin is an Erasmus+ project, financed by the European Commission.

Find out more about the project on our Project pages.