An invite from the First Cut Film Festival this year led to the design of an exciting new Ecological Storytelling Workshop format.

It evolved out of my developing focus on ecological inquiry through the OUR STORY project.

This interactive & experiential practice-based workshop facilitates engagement with the ecological and climate crisis through story.

The format draws upon ecophilosopher Joanna Macy’s Active Hope work through my ongoing involvement with the Active Hope Community Resilience Programme.

This workshop – which can be adapted for all ages – introduces participants to new story possibilities for engaging with the central themes of the pivotal times we live in.

And finally, this is the first time (that I know of) that Joanna Macy’s Active Hope work has been delivered in the Irish language. Here is an image of the Active Hope/WTR Spiral as Gaeilge ! Special thanks to Anna Swisher, Simon Ó Faoláin and all the team at the First Cut Film Festival .