Courses, Workshops and Storytelling.

Chris Brooks offers a range of courses, workshops and storytelling events which focus on the timeless wisdom contained within traditional fairy tales and the Tao Te Ching.

For many years Chris has worked as a poetic and comedic performer and led courses and workshops that explore the rudiments of spoken word performance. 

Chris is Course Development Director at Creative Culture South West (CCSW), an Exeter based multi disciplined art and culture led initiative.  




6th July - Creating Comedy for Performance, commencement of 8 session ONLINE course. 

16th July - The Art of Performing Poetry, commencement of 8 session ONLINE course.

21st July - Glimpsing the Grimms, ONLINE talk.

4th August - Basile's Tale of Tales, ONLINE storytelling.

18th August - The Rules of Enchantment, ONLINE talk.

20th August - Telling Tales and Spinning Yarns, commencement of 3 session ONLINE course.

1st September - The Facetious Nights of Straparola, ONLINE storytelling.

14th September - The Wisdom of Fairy Tales, commencement of 6 session ONLINE course.

17th September - The Rules of Enchantment, Talk, Exeter.

14th October - ABC of Comedy, commencement of 8 week course, Exeter.

15th October - Storytelling Evening, Exeter.

12th November - Hans Christian Anderson - The Fairy Tale Outsider, Talk, Exeter 

14th November - Spoken Word Masterclass, Exeter.

25th November - Hans Christian Anderson - The Fairy Tale Outsider, Talk, Torquay. 

9th December - Stand Up and Shout, Comedy, Exeter. 

10th December - Storytelling Evening, Exeter.

More information about all events can be found on this website.


"Chris Brooks offers pathos with pith, poignancy with punch. He's at a place where idealism meets absurdity. He's out to lunch but back again for tea." - MATT HARVEY, humourist, poet and author.

"Chris Brooks is a teacher who really knows his stuff. He makes learning easy, fun and original." - LUCY LEPCHANI, poet, writer and educator."

"Novice to stage ready in 8 weeks, brilliant! Thanks to Chris." - SAM PHILLIPS, Comedy Course Participant 2019.

"Chris Brooks got me performing and I've never looked back. I thoroughly recommend his workshops!" - ROBERT GARNHAM, spoken word artist and multiple slam winner.                                   

"When I attended Chris'​ comedy course I found it to be quite life-changing. I now think in a different way, life is funny, comedy is everywhere that I look - it just jumps out of no-where."​ - PAULA WHITFIELD, Comedy Course Participant 2014.


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