The Art of Storytelling

Join Andrea Splendori for his Social Fabric live podcast on “The Art of Storytelling”. Our panel will explore the essential elements of captivating narratives, from building compelling characters to mastering structure and we’ll delve into the importance of storytelling in society, business and art.

Karen Kelly is a Civil Funeral Celebrant and Holistic Therapist, specialising in cancer care. As a funeral celebrant, she creates bespoke ceremonies to celebrate the life of the recently deceased and honour their death in a way that is meaningful and supports the bereaved to grieve well. In returning to a healthy relationship with death, we can reconnect to its value in building stronger connections and compassion in communities.
Martin Doyle is a renowned author and the Literary Editor at the Irish Times. He has written a book titled “Dirty Linen”, which presents a personal and poignant account of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Having grown up in rural Co Down during that time, Doyle narrates the history and politics behind sectarianism and violence, through the perspective of a single rural parish – his own. The book highlights stories of resilience, grief, and enduring love, while also shedding light on the impact of violent deaths on the community. Doyle’s writing strikes a balance between tragedy and hope, drawing inspiration from the survivors he spoke to.
An author, TEDx Speaker and passionate advocate of everyone being a leader, Joanne Hession is focused on equipping leaders to fulfil their potential. A company director by the age of 28 Joanne went on to found two companies of her own The Entrepreneurs Academy and QED The Accreditation Experts.  In 2018 Joanne stepped aside from the operations of her businesses to found and dedicate her time to a national leadership initiative, LIFT Ireland. LIFT Ireland builds positive and ethical leadership across the country, from the kitchen table, the classroom, clubhouse and to the boardroom. Over 100,000 people have benefited from LIFT’s leadership Roundtables in just over 5 years and our ambition is to grow this to 10% of the population.

Past Performances

Music Together: See The Beat
Sun / 23 Jun
Music Together's latest show  SEE THE BEAT  features new work for voices ...
Gemma Hayes – Acoustic Show
Sat / 22 Jun
After her sold out Whale Theatre show back in 2022, Gemma Hayes returns to ...
Ye Vagabonds
Fri / 21 Jun
Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together arou...