Newsletter 5 - Conference


1001 Stories for Adult Learning


The Partners of the EU Grundtvig Project: Sheherazade 1001 Stories for Adult Learning are very happy and proud to invite adult trainers from all over Europe to the conference:

Storytelling for Adult Learning

The Conference will take place on the 14th of November 2013 in Alden Biesen, Bilzen (BE).

Storytelling for Adult Learning is about the use of oral storytelling in non-formal and formal adult education. At the conference the project partners will present the outcomes of the Sheherazade project and offer insight into different approaches to the use of storytelling for inclusion and language learning.

Contributors at the conference will be professional storytellers, teacher trainers, community workers and adult trainers. The conference also offers three different workshops on storytelling for participants to choose from.

More info about the project:


09.30: Arrivals, coffee
10.00: Welcome story, Katrice Horsley (UK)

10.15: Introduction to the project, Guy Tilkin, Alden Biesen (BE)
10.30: Storytelling as a performing art, Heidi Dahlsveen, HiOA (NO)
10.50: Storytelling in community work, Katrice Horsley

11.10: Pilots fair: your opportunity to meet the people behind the Sheherazade pilots

12.30: Lunch

13.30: Workshops by Katrice Horsley, Heidi Dahlsveen and Iwan Kushka (UK)

15.00: Coffee break
15.20: Educational Guidelines, Dorinda Dekeyser & Els Borghys, CVO Leuven-Landen (BE)
15.40: Presentation of the Sheherazade manual (free copy for all participants)
16.00: Q&A with the Sheherazade panel

16.20: Goodbye story by Heidi Dahlsveen
16.30: Reception, networking opportunities
Venue: Landcommanderij ALDEN BIESEN, Kasteelstraat 6, B 3740 Bilzen, Belgium,
Tel.: ++32 (0)89/519355,  Fax: ++32 (0)89/417033, 
Web page:  

Alden Biesen is a castle, built by the Teutonic Knights, that is situated in the eastern part of Flanders (Belgium), near the Dutch border: 100 km east of Brussels, 12 km west of Maastricht. The nearest railway station is Bilzen (at 6 km). Nowadays it is a state cultural centre, owned by the Flemish Government.

Participation: Participation at the conference is free of charge.
Participants from abroad, arriving on the 13th will be offered accommodation in surrounding B&Bs, free of charge. Places are limited, please contact the organisers to secure your place.
The conference working language is English.
Please register at: by 05 November at the latest. All places will be confirmed by email.

Travel arrangements:
From Brussels Airport you can reach Alden Biesen by train. At the airport you can buy a ticket to Bilzen (via Leuven - change in Leuven station - and Hasselt). People arriving in Brussels South station by Eurostar or Thalys can take the train to Hasselt in Brussels South. People arriving by train from the east (via Köln and Aachen) take the train to Liège. In Liège they take the connection to Bilzen / Hasselt and get off the train in Bilzen. All participants arriving in Bilzen station will be picked up by car (car shuttle at train arrival times). Alden Biesen is close to the motorway as well (E 313 ANTWERPEN - LIEGE: exit 31).

Sheherazade is a Grundtvig Multilateral Project.


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