17. dec, 2017
 SOLD OUT!!!! (but please let us know if you want us to program this some time again)
A Highly exclusive Persian Night in a private setting "Remembering Rumi"
December 17th (Sun evening 19h30-22h)

by the Grandmaster of Storytelling Ashley Ramsden
Special Thanks to Persian Dutch Network



This is an extraordinary opportunity you do not want to miss!


Join in on an exclusive and intimate evening at a private home, right in the city centre. Step into the world of Persian Nights, take your black chai with cardamon tea, smell the jasmine and join Ashley on a journey through the tempting tales of the renowned Sufi teacher Rumi and get inspired by his wisdom, wit and tenderness.


Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī is the famous 13th Century Persian poet and mystic, who is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects of all time. Through him came the most remarkable poetry, tales and teaching that continue to touch the hearts and souls of people all over the world.


On December 17th of the year 1273 Rumi passed away in Turkey after living a full and rewarding life. On that same date, 744 years later, we remember his wisdom and share his beauty.




(please let us know if you want us to program this some time again)

Entrance fee: € 30,- (your seat is reserved after payment)

For reservations, please send an email with your full name, telephone number and number of people to: michael@DISCstorytelling.com. In response you will get a conformation mail with a payment request. NOTE: Only after your payment has been transferred, your seat is reserved.

 @private home around the fireplace. Location details supplied after booking.
9. dec, 2017

The wonderful Master of Storytelling, Ashley Ramsden will come to DISC and share his craft and wisdom in a lighthearted course filled with playfulness, spontaneity, imagination and the child-in-you.
The Storyteller at Play is a weekend to put you back in touch with the endless oxygen of your imagination: for to play is to imagine and to imagine is to liberate yourself from all restrictions.
Together we will explore spontaneous storytelling, the creation of new games and the rediscovery of wonder in the simplest of things.
For this workshop bring something that was special to you in your childhood ( real or imaginary), a short traditional story to tell as you've never told it before and the playful self that you may have all too often neglected. 
This is a really wonderful opportunity:
-to learn more about the Craft of Storytelling and how you can find joy, humour and playfulness in telling your stories.
-to discover how to stay in a constant state of wonder and bewilderness each time you tell a story.
“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” 
― Alan W. Watts

Dates: December 9th & 10th (Sat, Sun) 
Location: Johannes Court - Oude Molstraat 37, 2513 BA The Hague
Fee: normal price €330,- BUT we have created a special December DISCount!!!! So now it is ONLY €250,-


8. okt, 2017

This 3 week, full time storytelling course focuses on the art of telling true life, autobiographical stories to a group of listeners.

By the end of the course you will have the skills necessary to shape and craft any story that you want to tell, whether it's around the kitchen table to your family and friends or to a room packed full of people!

Many people these days have a story to tell: it might be an important moment in their lives, something funny or sad that involved members of their family that are not with them any more, or their personal involvement in a larger, historical happening. But there are many questions about how to do this well:

How can we share a true life story so that it is not just egotistical?
How can we tell a story as if it were a gift to our listeners?
How can we move people, touch them, help them see more clearly what it is to be human?

The course will include practical story crafting and coaching in small groups amongst many other things and will conclude with a public sharing of our stories. A maximum of 8 students will be accepted to ensure individual attention. Some storytelling experience is beneficial but beginners will also be considered.

Course Leader: Sue Hollingsworth. Sue is the Founder of the Centre for Biographical Storytelling, a Founder of the International School of Storytelling in the UK, a member of The Centre for Narrative Leadership and co-author of The Storyteller's Way, a best selling book on storytelling.
You can find out more about her and her work at suehollingsworth.com and very shortly at the brand new www.centreforbiographicalstorytelling.com


Dates:October 8th(Sun) – 28th(Sat) 2017
Location: TBA

Fee: 1450,-

To show your interest/book your place or if you have further questions, please contact: terra@discstorytelling.com 

The course happens Monday – Friday 9.30am – 1pm and 2 afternoons of coaching from 2 – 4pm.
The other two afternoons will be for private practise.
Friday afternoons will be free and there will be a performance on Friday evenings.

There is an introductory afternoon on Sunday October 8th 15.30 – 17.30pm and a closing session after the performance on Saturday October 28th from 09.30 – 13.00, followed by a celebratory meal together.


28. aug, 2017
“A miracle is just a shift in perception from fear to love.”            -Marianne Williamson

Once we realise, the magic of miracles is already all around us and it is for us to invite this magic to reveal itself into our daily lives. 

"It is an 'undoing' of things,
it is 'letting go' of patterns,
it is 'allowing' the magic to come in."
And this is just what we are going to do, together, in the beautiful dunes of The Hague.
Taken by the the hand by one of the great mythological stories, we will explore centuries old wisdom, we will connect to nature and listen to the whispers of our inner voice.
Every day we will start at a given location in the dunes. We will work with stories, silence, breath and (relaxing) exercises.
It will be a calm awakening of our bodies and souls in the midst of nature, while we discover our magical energy together, find the personal intentions in our hearts and allow the magic to fill our days.

Dates: August 28- September 1st(Mon-Fri) 8-10am
Location: in the dunes in The Hague (To Be Announced)
Fee: € 180,- for all 5 days.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water, a little note book and a pen.
3. jul, 2017

Stories are one of the best ways of bringing people together.

In today's world where families and friends are often spread far afield, connections between people are often maintained by Facebook, Skype and Instagram.  


How can the ancient art of storytelling help rebuild our communities, whether that community is a far flung family, our friends, immediate neighbours, school, church or business?

Using a wide variety of stories and exercises, we will begin to explore how the storyteller can help us deal with loneliness, isolation and fragmentation and begin to create a new sense of community. Suitable for beginners and those with more storytelling experience. 


Course Leader: Sue Hollingsworth MBA is a co-founder of the International School of Storytelling in the UK(www.schoolofstorytelling.com) and co-author of the best selling "The Storyteller's Way: Sourcebook for Inspired Storytelling". She has been performing and teaching all over the world for 20 years with a particular interest in working with real life stories, the old myths and fairy tales and telling outside in nature. You can find out more about her and her work at www.suehollingsworth.com 

Date: July 3-7(Mon-Fri)  10h00-17h00

Location: "DISC" at Oude Molstraat 37, 2513 BA The Hague