National Storytelling Week

02 Feb 2021

National Storytelling Week

So this week we are celebrating Take Part’s first virtual performance project on Take Part TV. 

It’s completely free of charge, all we ask that you help keep Take Part alive by supporting us with some likes, loves, shares and comments. We will be bringing you lots of entertainment over the next few weeks, just as you asked for in our survey.  Not only does this help our awareness and the ’save the arts’ campaign but it gives our performers a platform and a focus for their learning.  So thank you in advance for supporting us with Take Part TV!

What exactly is National Storytelling week?

National Storytelling week was launched by The Society for Storytelling which was founded in 1993 to support and promote storytelling in England and Wales. Give their website a visit:   National storytelling week is a project where we can discover the difference between reading and actually telling a story – 2 very different things.  It’s a celebration of bringing stories to life, which is a huge part of what we do at Take Part, and let’s face it – everyone has a story. 

Who are the cast members?

Well we have our Triple A performers (Aspire, Advance, Achieve) who are our oldest students at Take Part, all of whom are studying and applying for drama school and careers in the arts.  They are all students at Performing Arts colleges in Manchester and attend Take Part to enhance their skills and performance opportunities.  They have used their Zoom lessons as an opportunity to advance their self-taping and acting through song techniques. You can see their performances later in this article.

You can also revisit the interview we held with Charlie Yates on our Facebook page where he explains his role in the project as Sound, Lighting, Set and Costumer Designer! 


AAA Programme - Student Performances

Moments In The Woods - Into The Woods

Performed by Erin

Erin’s in a pickle! Watch her stunning performance of Moments In The Woods from the Sondheim musical Into The Woods.

DISCLAIMER – this is for entertainment purposes only

I Know Things Now - Into The Woods

Performed by Eleri

Meet our very own Little Red Riding Hood in Eleri’s performance of ‘I Know Things Now’ from Into The Woods .

DISCLAIMER – this is for entertainment purposes only

Last Midnight - Into The Woods

Performed by Jazz

There’s a chill in the air as Jazz sings ‘The Last Midnight’ from Into The Woods…

DISCLAIMER – this is for entertainment purposes only

It Takes Two - Into The Woods

Performed by Caitlin & Dan

Be transported Into The Woods with Caitlin (AAA student) and Performing Arts Tutor Dan in an amazing performance of ‘It Takes Two’….

DISCLAIMER – this is for entertainment purposes only

'The Snow Queen' by Hans Christian Andersen - Audio Book

Part 1: The Mirror and the Splinters

Read by Liam

Part 2: A Little Boy and Girl

Read by Liam

Part 3: Of the Old Woman Who Understood Witchcraft

Read by Liam

Part 4: The Prince and Princess

Read by Liam

Part 5: The Little Robber Maiden

Read by Liam

Part 6: The Lapland Woman and the Finland Woman

Read by Liam

Part 7: In The Palace of the Snow Queen, and what Happened Afterwards.

Read by Liam

Meet Storytelling Sarah!

Peace At Last - by Jill Murphy

Read by Sarah (Head of Acting)

We’ve also got a performance from ‘Storytelling Sarah’ which is brand new concept for our younger children.  

Officially Take Part Tots TV will launch after February half term with ’Storytelling Sarah’ and a couple of other familiar faces, this will be a weekly interactive story-led session brought to you into the comfort of your own homes by some of our fabulous team here at Take Part! 

Staff Performances

Finding Wonderland from Wonderland the Musical

Performed by Leanne (Head of Glossop & Performance Specialist)

Magical performance from our Head of Take Part Glossop, Leanne! Giving us a stunning performance of ‘Finding Wonderland’ from the musical Wonderland. DISCLAIMER – this is for entertainment purposes only

The Tallisman

Read by Joe Coker (Resources Manager)

The Talisman is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was published in 1825 as the second of his Tales of the Crusaders, the first being The Betrothed.

The Talisman takes place at the end of the Third Crusade, mostly in the camp of the Crusaders in Palestine. Scheming and partisan politics, as well as the illness of King Richard the Lionheart, are placing the Crusade in danger. The main characters are the Scottish knight Kenneth, a fictional version of David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon, who returned from the third Crusade in 1190; Richard the Lionheart; Saladin; and Edith Plantagenet, a relative of Richard.



Louise Coker


Daniel Booth

Project Manager:

Leanne Chance

Sound Production:

Joe Coker

Digital Editor & Scheduling / Digital Marketing Apprentice:

Zoe Eastwood

Next’s week Take Part TV will be bringing you Sign2Sing week!