Font size





The Art Of Graphic Story Telling an interactive talk by writer, Sally Bayley

Price: Standard £12, Senior Citizens £8, Children £8

Buy Tickets >

The Art Of Graphic Story Telling an interactive talk by writer, Sally Bayley

Sally Bayley



11:00am 1:30h
John Mackintosh Hall

Author Dr Sally Bayley will lead an interactive talk based on her literary memoir, Girl With Dove (2018) that tells the story of a young girl escaping from a strange, all-female household by reading. Working closely with a child’s first associations with particular words encountered in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple stories and Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield, Sally draws you into a child’s world of imaginative word plots.

Working with original word-animations created by filmmaker, Suzie Hanna, Sally will show how stories can be built from animated words, and how words can turn into moving images. Sally will perform a unique reading of Girl with Dove using movement, gesture and aspects of song and percussion.

The second part of the session will ask participants to draw upon their own reading vocabulary and history, as well as words and phrases they may have spoken only at home or among family. Volunteers will be encouraged to begin story telling from these words and, led by Sally, will be helped to create a form of spoken word-collage.

The session will finish with a brief discussion and screening of an award-winning film by Suzie Hanna based upon the work of poet and illustrator, Stevie Smith, who has provided much inspiration for Sally’s own writing. BLUE FROM HEAVEN (2019) tells the story of Arthur and Guinevere and their very separate spheres of words and deeds. Actress Glenda Jackson provides the voice of the poet.

The session is designed for all ages, but particularly for teachers and teenage writers and readers and those interested in creative writing, film, and story telling.

Our Sponsors

The Gibunco Group Logo
HM Government of Gibraltar Logo
Gibraltar Tourist Board Logo
Gibraltar Department of Education Logo
Gibraltar Tourist Board Logo
Gibraltar Cultural Services Logo
John Mackintosh Educational Trust Logo
The Gibraltar Magazine Logo
Gibtelecom Logo
Europort (International) Holdings Limited Logo
MHBland Logo
Bassadone Automotive Group Logo
Gibraltar Chronicle Logo
Panorama Logo
Insight Logo
Sunborn Gibraltar Logo
Saccone and Speed Logo
Gibraltar Garrison Library Logo
Capurro Logo
DHL Logo
The Rock Hotel Logo
Blackwell’s Logo
University of Gibraltar Logo
Dolphin Adventure Logo
easyJet Logo
Hotel Chocolat Logo
Costa Coffee Logo
GBC Logo
Oxford Cultural Collective Logo
Serruya Logo
The Jewel Box Logo