Community Storytelling is the pioneer project of Clare Muireann Murphy, a storyteller living in Galway City.
Already a professional storyteller, Clare is currently designing and implementing a series of Storytelling workshops that will work with marginalised communities in Galway such as the elderly and the international communities. The main focus of these workshops is to integrate excluded people into the mainstream of community life through the medium of stories.
Clare will also continue her work in disadvantaged schools through the ACCESS programme teaching storytelling skills to children.
2007 saw the successful completion of Community Storytelling’s intergenerational project which connected Knocknacarra DayCare Centre and St Einde’s Secondary School. The culmination of which led to a performance by the teenagers for the elderly. The interconnections and growth that stemmed from the project were immediate and impressive. 2008 sees the launch of the International Project; People from Galway’s International Community will perform stories from their homelands on stage to an audience from the local and international communities.
Let stories bring us together.
My aim is to improve Galway’s community by making it more inclusive, by bringing people together in a casual, fun and informal atmosphere that allows friendship, understanding and community spirit to develop easily.
Clare Muireann Murphy