Around the World in 88 Tales
Inspired by museum objects at RAMM
What makes the cracked pot so beautiful?
How come the owl was a baker’s daughter?
Just how hungry can an enchanted canoe get?
Let your imagination circle the globe as RAMM joins with Exeter Storyteller, David Heathfield, sharing tales inspired by our collection, with storytellers from around the world.
Storytelling without Limits
In a series of live digital and physical events, over the next few months, David is sharing stories inspired by RAMM objects, with storytellers from Italy to Palestine, Singapore to Peru and many, many more locations.
Watch our online story shares live on Facebook as people from diverse regions and heritages respond to David’s stories with tales of their own.
Tune in to the project’s Facebook event page to watch the next story shares live and interact directly with David and his global companions –
- 29th June 4pm
- 1st July 9am
- 6th July 9.30am
- 15 July 4pm
- 20 July 9.30am
- 29 July 4pm
- 5th Aug 9.30am
- 12 Aug 4pm
More dates to be announced soon
If you can’t make the live performance, experience the magic in your own time by watching our YouTube Playlist
Local Events, Global Reach
Alongside the online story shares, come and experience David hosting a series of live, in person family and adult events where he will also showcase some of our inspirational museum objects. There is even a chance to join in and share a story too!
These events take place at RAMM and other cultural venues around Exeter, including St Nicholas Priory, Exeter Central Library and Exeter Phoenix.
- 3rd Aug – Family event in the Garden at RAMM
- 18th Aug – Family event in the Garden at RAMM
- 25th Sept – Family event in the Garden at RAMM
More dates to be announced soon
Get Involved – Tell a Tale!
Inspired by RAMM’s famous giraffe? Intrigued by the story behind our Samurai mask? Mesmerised by our meteorite?
Around the World in 88 Tales allows you to experience RAMM’s artefacts in new, creative and personal ways.
If you’ve got a story bubbling up inside you, it’s time to let it out. Record yourself telling a story inspired by one of the objects David uses and upload it to Padlet to share it with the world.
Ancient Tradition, Modern Relevance
Sharing folk tales is a tradition that stretches back to our earliest ancestors and it still holds relevance in our lives today.
The stories we tell and hear make us who we are.
Sharing them across cultures is deeply human and uplifting – it brings healing as we look forward to global recovery from the pandemic; it unites people from diverse cultural heritages; it improves wellbeing and builds a new inclusive, creative intercultural community of story sharers.
This Arts Council England funded project, in partnership with RAMM, offers people in Exeter and around the world the chance to participate in live intercultural exchanges, to challenge perceptions and explore their creativity. Many tellers and listeners are using English as an additional language and find live storytelling easier to engage in than other kinds of spoken discourse. This is because of the interpersonal nature of storytelling and the universal and familiar structure of folk tales.
About David Heathfield
David Heathfield spends his whole life in pursuit of wonderful new tales, learned from generous story sharers all over the World. He’s the author of the books Storytelling with our Students and Spontaneous Speaking (Delta) and the chapters Storytelling for a Better World and Storytelling for Diverse Voices (British Council).
“David is wonderful storyteller whose imagination, energy and storytelling skills had both adults and children utterly mesmerized.” – Amy Baldry, Teacher, Ilfracombe Junior School
About the storytellers
We are pleased to announce the 44 storytellers who will be joining David from all corners of the world-
Cora Teske in Germany, Amna Burki in Canada, Tere Continanza in Argentina, Jackie Ross in Scotland, Hend Qattaa in Palestine, Rasheedat Sadiq in Nigeria, Alan Hall in Ireland, Domi Rai in UK/Slovakia, Sanja Raskovic in Croatia, Simona Stambazzi in Italy, Jean Hale in the USA, Jenifah Abu-Hassan in Malaysia, Kiran Shah in Australia, Irshad Barkat in Pakistan, Zahra Afsah in Iran/UK, Belen Rodriguez in Spain, Laura Ballesio in Italy, Norman Perrin in Canada, John Row in England, Priyanka Chatterjee in India, Maria Papanikolaou in Greece, Aleydis Delforge in Belgium, Suheda Sahin in Turkey, Wangari Grace in Kenya, Sikha Gurung in Nepal, Ahn Sook Kim in South Korea, Swee Yean Wong in Singapore, Vera Cabrera Duarte in Brazil, Letty Segura in Mexico, Baba-C in the USA, Zouhair Khaznaoui in Morocco, Laxman Gnawali in Nepal, Sachi Koyama in Japan, Harry Kuchah Kuchah in UK/Cameroon, Muhammed Jawhar Yasin in Kurdistan, Raouf Mama in Benin, Mindy Neo in Singapore, Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa in South Africa/Uganda, Glenda Gallardo in Peru, Alla Goeksu in Germany/Ukraine, Giorgiana Elena Popan in Romania, Irina Shatrova in Russia, Eirian Conlon in Wales and Svend-Erik Engh in Scotland/Denmark