Olusola Adebiyi AKA Sola Story is the founder and director of Narrative Mindfulness Ltd a Creative Storytelling and Group Work Facilitation Company. As well being a performance Storyteller with an international profile, he is the co founder of Rebirth of The Griot (RBG) CIC, a storytelling agency, publisher and African Heritage youth eloquence development agency. RBG also delivers a monthly African Storytelling and Spoken Word showcase.
When asked why do you storytell? Sola Story replies “to paint change making images with compelling narratives: inspiring children, young people and adults to believe that the world of their longing: of their fond heart’s desire is achievable.”
Sola Story Created and delivers a unique storytelling programme called Physical Storytelling a storytelling modality combining movements, stances and animal forms from Kazimba Ngoma (African fighting arts) , with multi-arts, drama, play and mindfulness.
“Physical Storytelling is:
1. using the presence, physicality and creativity of the body to express metaphor and story., We can develop a unique awareness becoming alive to the felt sensation of stories in our bodies and potentially gain an understanding of what they mean for us.
2. Bringing a profound an impactful impact to one's story through intentional presence, movement and powerful physicality. Through Physical Storytelling the audience can engage viscerally with the emotion, passion and characters brought alive by the storytellers physical skill
He spins yarns and tells tales in venues all over the country and has a verifiable track record of consistently engaging, enthralling and powerfully impacting groups, audiences and participants in every interaction