CHRIS BROOKS  

Workshops, Talks and Storytelling.

Chris Brooks offers a range of courses, workshops and storytelling events which focus on the timeless wisdom contained within traditional fairy tales and folklore.

For many years Chris has worked as a poetic and comedic performer and led courses and workshops that explore the rudiments of spoken word performance. 

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA and THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

Sunday 7th March 4 -4.50pm ONLINE FAMILY STORYTELLING £3.00 per HOUSEHOLD

For Ages 4 - 144.

This Sunday Teatime Story Time features two classic Hans Christian Anderson tales. The stories will be told with an abundance of humour, thrills and a promise to enthral and entertain the whole family.


 

Family Story Time
3.00 GBP

Online storytelling

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PERFORMING POETRY

 A THREE PART POETRY ODYSSEY FROM PAGE TO STAGE

This course teaches the art of performing poetry under the guidance of experienced performance poet and spoken word artist, Chris Brooks.

Whether you want to become a dynamic and accomplished performer of the works of your favourite poets or to develop the performance of your own poetry, this engaging and interactive short course is a tremendous starting point.

The course examines the differences between page and performance poetry whilst developing skills that will allow performers to thrive and entertain in live situations.


Course Times and Dates

8pm – 9.30pm

Tuesday 16th March - Session One
Tuesday 30th March - Session Two
Tuesday 13th April - Session Three


Cost of course £45

The course will have a maximum of six participants to ensure each individual participant receives a high quality experience.

PERFORMING POETRY
45.00 GBP

3 part online performance poetry course

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DIARY

2021

28th February - TELLING TALES AND SPINNING YARNS WORKSHOP

7th March - SUNDAY TEATIME STORY TIME - THE PRINCESS & THE PEA and THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

16th March - HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON - THE FAIRY TALE OUTSIDER -  TALK, TORQUAY MUSEUM, ONLINE  

16th March -  COMMENCEMENT OF 3 PART ONLINE PERFORMANCE POETRY COURSE

 

"Chris Brooks offers pathos with pith, poignancy with punch. He's at a place where idealism meets absurdity. He's out to lunch but back again for tea." - MATT HARVEY, humourist, poet and author.

"Chris Brooks is a teacher who really knows his stuff. He makes learning easy, fun and original." - LUCY LEPCHANI, poet, writer and educator."

"Novice to stage ready in 8 weeks, brilliant! Thanks to Chris." - SAM PHILLIPS, Comedy Course Participant 2019.

"Chris Brooks got me performing and I've never looked back. I thoroughly recommend his workshops!" - ROBERT GARNHAM, spoken word artist and multiple slam winner.                                   

"When I attended Chris'​ comedy course I found it to be quite life-changing. I now think in a different way, life is funny, comedy is everywhere that I look - it just jumps out of no-where."​ - PAULA WHITFIELD, Comedy Course Participant 2014.

 

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