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Our Partners

Universities & Educators

NaCOT recently entered into partnership with the University of South Wales, to offer world-class executive education in public speaking, personal impact, narrative leadership and presenting for public sector leaders across Wales. We also have an agreement in principal to work with The George Ewart Evans Centre of Storytelling at the University on the creation of a digital archive of oral histories. We have also been working with Prof Philip Gross of the University of Glamorgan (Treforest) on a project called Border/Lines which brings poets and critics together in digitally captured conversations. Read more >>

Schools & Youth Work

In schools, we will be working in association with Contender Charlie, to deliver sessions for all Key Stages as well as INSET days and coaching for teachers on public speaking. We also have an agreement with the NeallScott Partnership, whose Lucinda Neall will be helping with our drive to improve educational attainment for boys. We have a significant working partnership in place with the Sussex based charity Band of Brothers, and an agreement to deliver story-based youth work. This continues work begun in the personal development field and promises to produce cost-effective and socially valuable work for troubled youth. Read more >>

In the Community

NaCOT has been working with Transition Chepstow and The Wye Valley Writers Group, delivering presentation and presence workshops to enable activists and artists to speak with more clarity and purpose. We are also working in collaboration with Chepstow Museum to offer Walk & Talk workshops in the Wye Valley for those interested in the Romantic poets, and oral composition in nature. We have been in discussion with Monmouthshire Libraries about possible collaborations on the cusp between oracy and literacy; and Kaleidoscope (Monmouthshire’s Drug and Alcohol Agency) about future work with recovering addicts. Further collaborations are agreed with Music groups led by local teacher and musical director Karl Daymond, founding Director of The Smallest Opera House in the World. Read more >>

Other Partnerships

We have held successful discussions with Emerson College School of Storytelling who are keen to teach entry-level to advanced storytelling through long and short courses. Master classes with leading storytellers from the UK and abroad would ensure that NaCOT offers the very best education and praxis in storytelling. Similarly we are in negotiation with The Comedy School, education branch of the Comedy Store, to deliver the very best in comedy teaching outside of London. Read more >>