Daniel Morden is a leading Welsh storyteller and he has recently completed a course of chemotherapy for cancer in his jaw. As a result of his personal health journey, Daniel's work has begun to take a new direction. Daniel Morden works with three musicians and together they form the Devil's Violin see website. Oliver Wilson-Dickson, one of the musicians, will be working with him on this residency. The whole group will be performing their new work as a keynote performance at the Storytelling for Health conference in Swansea in June 2017. Though based on traditional tales, STOLEN is inspired by Daniel's cancer journey. This performance will be a public event at The National Waterfront Museum for up to 400 people.
Steve Killick see website is a clinical psychologist and storyteller working with children in care and foster families, many of whom have significant learning or communication difficulties.
Nicola Grove see website is a speech therapist and storyteller, founder of see website who has pioneered the telling of literature, legends and personal stories over 30 years worldwide with children with special needs.
Jessica Wilson has eight years experience of using stories as a nurse in forensic mental health and a growing research portfolio evidencing the impact of her work.
Prue Thimbleby see website has an MA in community storytelling. She will work as a storyteller with community mental health.
These five storytellers bring together a wealth of experience in storytelling and health. Juxtaposing their creativity and thinking is a potentially game changing opportunity for the health service to see the value of and embrace storytelling as part of its delivery of services. Nurturing this collaboration of storytellers is envisaged as the start of a growing network of storytelling practitioners working in Health in Wales.