Stories in Transit V

Stories in Transit V

Above, the set-up for the performance on September 29.
Photograph taken by Hannah Machover

Stories in Transit V

26-29 September 2018

Oratorio Santa Chiara
Piazza Marina, Museo Pasqualino

Stories in Transit V brought together about 50 students from the Centro Provinciale per l’Istruzione degli Adulti with a fairly international group of artists, musicians and writers. A lot of them were returning participants, many faces were new.
Throughout the four days we all worked together towards producing performances for three stories told by previous participants, adopting different media for each:
- Numu Touray’s Uno per te e uno per me (One for You and One for me) with puppets
- Amadou Diallo’s Il Vecchio e il Serpente : La storia del genio di Palermo (The Old Man and the Serpent: The Story of the Genius of Palermo) with traditional cantastorie painted story board banner
- Dine Diallo’s Il Cacciatore e il Figlio del Re (The Huntsman and the King’s Son), animation film, in combination with live action drama.

A full narrative report in PDF can be found here, all photos from the event can be found in our Flickr album.


Joan Ashworth - artist, filmmaker and independent scholar.

Clelia Bartoli - teacher, writer, and coordinator of the educational experiment Polipolis at the "CPIA - Palermo 1," dedicated to unaccompanied foreign minors; lecturer in Human Rights at the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Palermo, she has served as an expert at the Italian Ministry of Integration

Valentina Castagna - lecturer, translator, writer, former Associate Research Fellow at the Birkbeck College (University of London), worked for several years as an independent interpreter and translator for the Law Courts of Palermo

Nicola Chemotti - Deisgner and organiser of Evening Class, a self-organised learning environment in London

Selma Dabbagh - writer and human rights and international criminal lawyer; author of the novel Out of It (2011)

Marcia Farquhar – artist

Jem Finer – artist, musician and composer

Spike Gascoigne – artist and printmaker

Giocherenda – artist collective of young refugees building, inventing, animating and selling storytelling games

Adam Hayes – professional freelance drummer

Mercedes Kemp - writer and Director of Community and Research for WildWorks Theatre Company and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Falmouth University

Ansel Krut – painter

Roger Malbert - Head of Hayward Touring and author of Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art (2015)

Yousif Latif Jaralla - storyteller

Elvira Rose Oddy – artist

Matthew Reynolds – Professor of English and Comparative Criticism and Tutorial Fellow, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

Lee Shearman – Arts educator, illustrator and designer

Wafa' Tarnowska – children's writer, storyteller and translator

Philip Terry – Director of Creative Writing at the University of Essex

Mary Wilsey Venturini – former editor of Wanted in Rome

Marina Warner – writer and cultural historian, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, Fellow of the British Academy and President-Elect of the Royal Society of Literature

Stevie Wishart – musician and composer, B.A. Hons Music (University of York), MLitt (Unviersity of Oxford), fruitful and passionate career in experimental as well as traditional music, focusing on the ability of music to bring people together


Next project: → The Bearer-Beings

Previous project: ← Animation and Writing Workshop