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Creative Mythmaking with Katy Cawkwell
Creative Mythmaking with Katy Cawkwell

Fri, 12 May



Creative Mythmaking with Katy Cawkwell

An experimental, participatory workshop, based on Alida Gersie's mythmaking work.

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Time & Location

12 May 2023, 14:00 – 16:00

Maketank, 3-5 Paris St, Exeter EX1 2JB, UK

About the event

An experimental, participatory workshop, based on Alida Gersie's mythmaking work. We will explore The Return of the Flowers and the Recovery of Joy.  

£10-15 pp. No previous experience necessary!  Not suitable for under 16s.

Please note that the tickets for this workshop will stop selling on Thurs 11th at 2pm.


Please note that this event will be happening in a non-wheelchair-accessible space. However, if you have accessibility requirements, don't hesitate to get in touch with our event producer, Yudi (, and we can relocate the workshop to an accessible space.

About Katy Cawkwell

I have been working as a professional storyteller since 1996 in venues across the UK and beyond.

I create contemporary, dramatic performances for adult audiences, based on traditional narratives. My shows have appeared in a wide range of venues: major theatres (inc. Barbican Pit Theatre, Soho Theatre, Derby Guildhall), storytelling clubs and nine international storytelling festivals (inc. a 2 week tour of India in 2016). I was one of four storytellers shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Storytelling Fellowship and I've featured on Radio 3 The Verb and Radio 4 ​The Storytellers.

I received Arts Council funding for a national tour of The Kingdom of the Heart, in collaboration with cellist Sarah Llewellyn-Jones and produced by Adverse Camber. Recent solo work on tour has been The Falcon Bride (over 20 performances 2014-18 including a mini ACE-funded tour of Iceland) and Tristan and Iseult (15 performances 2019-20, curtailed by Covid). I was part of the line up for the SW tour of Women Who Gave No F*cks created by Story Jam (2021-22) and collaborated on The Wounded King: Fragments of Arthur for Our Time (6 performances to date).

​​I also perform and lead workshops in educational and corporate settings. I have worked in a wide range of schools, government organisations, businesses and museums, including Royal Opera House Adult Education, English National Opera, The Barbican, The British Museum and The National Gallery. I was commissioned by Mayflower400 to bring The Story of the Mayflower to over 3000 children in Plymouth schools in 2020.

Since moving to Devon, I have set up Artemis Storytelling to bring the very best of performance storytelling to the Exeter area. I also run regular workshops to help local storytellers develop their performance skills, supported in 2021, by an Exeter City of Literature Compact Commission.​​ My latest solo performance piece Artemis: The Wild Within was inspired by following the trail of the goddess whose name I had so casually borrowed for this venture…

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