The myths of Ireland contain tantalising glimpses of lost figures: Scathach, the greatest warrior in the world. Banba, Folda and Eiriu, the three goddesses who gave the land its name. Danu, the principle goddess of the Tuatha de Dannan.
This workshop will look at the stories we tell, at who tells them, and how we listen to and interpret them. Students will get to play with the ideas of language, power, and erasure to see how they can tell inclusive stories, and how they can critically engage with the stories they hear.
Students will experience how powerful and persuasive a simplistic story can be, and will uncover the nuances of the truth, and how those overlooked can complicate a dominant narrative, throwing received certainties into question.