THE WOLF AND THE DRUM – Story Making and Music

9:00 am – 4:00 pm,  Friday 5th October, 2018

Riverside Cottage, Brompton on Swale, DL10 7HF

Costs £70 per person

“An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed!”




  • 9:00 – 9:30 – Introductions and Refreshments


  • 9:30 – 10:30 – Large group activity, exercises in improvised music, working with percussion, stringed instruments and voices.


  • 10:30 – 11:00 – working in groups of 2 – 3, then in larger group,  discuss how or if the music exercises you have just took part in can be used in your own work practices?


  • 11:00 – 11:15 – Refreshments


  • 11:15 – 12:30 – What makes a good story? Themes, plots, structure, light and darkness, conflict, resolution. Think about what elements you would like to include and start to write your own short personal story.


  • 12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch


  • 1:30 – 3:00 – Working in small groups, develop your own story   with musical accompaniment, and then perform stories for larger group.


  • 3:00 – 3:20 – Break


  • 3:20 – 4:00 – Discussion, how did this work for you? How could you develop these ideas, comments and suggestions to improve the experience of story making and music? Review of the day.