October 14, 2011

Spooky Stories at The Asian Civilisations Museum

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sheila @ 4:12 am

STORYWISE is providing the storytelling component of the Asian Civilisations Museum’s Fright Night on the evening of Friday 29th October 2011, so do come down and be spooked by THE DARKER SIDE OF TWILIGHT a haunting performance of Asian Horror Tales by by Kamini Ramachandran & Verena Tay.

Watch the  ACM Fright night trailers.

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Trailer 3

September 30, 2011


Filed under: Storywise Events,Uncategorized — Sheila @ 10:27 am

As part of the South West District Arts Festival, Sheila will be conducting a parent/child storytelling workshop at Jurong West Public Library on Saturday 15th October from 2pm to 3.30pm.  For enquiries call 6332 3255.

September 23, 2011

Article in The New Paper and the Sunday Times – September 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sheila @ 3:43 am

Click here to read the article Article_TNP & ST_Sept 2011


August 19, 2011

Malaysia International Storytelling Festival 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sheila @ 2:32 pm

I am really looking forward to taking part in the Malaysia International Storytelling Festival which takes place  on 10th & 11th September. It will be a richly packed weekend, I will  doing 4 workshops.

Step Into Storytelling – A  workshop on basic storytelling  skills for beginners   (On both mornings)

Telling Together – Interactive Storytelling For Children With Special Needs (Sat’ afternoon)

The Story Basket – Simple yet effective storytelling techniques to use with children (Sun’ afternoon)

and taking part in a showcase performance on both Saturday and Sunday evenings.

The Power Of The Tale – The Storytellers’ Showcase Performance

Singapore International Storytelling Festival

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sheila @ 2:17 pm

September for me  means the Singapore International Storytelling Festival.  It’s the time I  get to  meet some of my storytelling friends from around the world and to make some new friends. There is  always lots of sharing of stories and ideas and always something interesting to learn.

This year I will  be opening the  second day of the  Asian Congress of Storytellers with a story, and then conducting a workshop on storytelling for children with intellectual disabilities in the afternoon.  Then that same evening I  will be performing in  Ramayana, The Asian Epic at the National Museum Gallery Theatre.

April 17, 2011

Stories Alive: Teacher Workshops in Hong Kong

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sheila @ 2:37 am

In February and March 2011 I conducted a series of seven 2-day storytelling workshops for English teachers  in Hong Kong. These workshops were commissioned by the English Alliance (SCOLAR) which is part of the Hong Kong Bureau of Education.

I was fortunate to work with wonderful local partners on this project; Dr Vicki Ooi, Lynn Yau and their fantastic staff  from Shakespeare4All. It was obvious that they  are as passionate about drama education as I am about storytelling.

It was only my second trip to Hong Kong and though I  didn’t get time for much sightseeing, I felt that by working closely with so many teachers I got a real insight into at least one aspect of the country.

For many of the teachers it was their first experience of storytelling and it was wonderful  to watch them develop confidence in their telling abilities. Here  are some photos  of the workshops….

This demonstrates that you don't have to be good at drawing to tell a drawing story.

Many discoveries can come from the sharing of ideas.

April 16, 2011

Bonding Through Storytelling: A Workshop for Parents of Greenridge Primary School, Singapore

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Sheila and English HOD Mdm Shanthi Devi demonstrate how you can use questions to plunge into your imagination and create details for your story.

Storywise at the Ramayana Revisited Exhibition: Jan 2010 to Feb 2011 – Peranakan Museum Singapore

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Image courtesy of Peranakan Museum, Singapore.

Sheila telling an episode from the Ramayana at the RAMAYANA REVISITED exhibition at the Peranakan Museum, Singapore.

Storywise  was commissioned by the museum to develop a storytelling programme  in which a team of six storytellers told consecutive episodes from the Ramayana in the exhibition space.  This  programme which  was very well received by museum patrons of all ages and nationalities,  ran over a series of the museum’s  Open House events  in 2010 and 2011.

The Ramayana Revisited Team of Tellers

From left to right: Dolly Leow, Sheila Wee, Juriah Atan, Helen Tan, Kamini Ramachandran, Jessie Goh and Nancy Leppard.

December 9, 2010

My Keynote at the Penang State Library for PINKS 2010 (10min.14sec)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sheila @ 12:49 pm

This is my part of the innovative 4-person keynote at the conference at the Penang State Library in Butterworth, Malaysia. My fellow keynote presenters were, Margaret Read MacDonald, Wajuppa Tossa and Jeeva Raghunath.

September 30, 2010

Sheila at Penang International Kids Storytelling Festival

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March 20, 2010

Videos of the Art of Storytelling

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sheila @ 2:19 pm

Click here to take a look at my videos on the art of storytelling made by Bananamana.com.

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