National Storytelling Week

We’ve just had Book Week Scotland, but already schools, community groups and care homes are preparing for National Storytelling Week which runs from the 26th January to the 2nd February.
If you’d like to book Pauline to tell stories at your school, you can either message through this page or email paulinecordiner@gmail.com 47093771_1938894912856440_9195282774645276672_o

Book Week Scotland at Tullos Primary School

I made a visit yesterday to Tullos Primary School for #BookWeekScotland!
I had a challenging (but fun!) list of class subjects to work on – picking out stories for “Gaming”, “Animation”, “Fame” and “”The Greatest Show” and had a fantastic time telling stories in their new library space!
Some imps turned up to help me tell one of Stanley Robertson’s stories, and we managed to save Mary from the Devil’s clutches. I love my job 😉

Halloween!

Hallowe’en is always a busy (and fun!) time of year for storytellers – however with a 6 year old daughter who we didn’t want to take out of school, we chose to take our long awaited holiday during the Tattie Holidays this year, meaning we arrived back home in Aberdeen at mid day on Hallowe’en!  (Dressed as skeletons for the whole journey I might add!)

We didn’t want to miss out on anything though, so did what we have been doing for the past 3 years – before any Hallowe’en bookings I set up my wee fire on my driveway and tell stories to the local kids who are guising!  (Most of them know me from school and it’s a chance to tell spooky stories I wouldn’t normally be telling within a class setting!)

I love Hallowe’en!

 

2018 Aberdeen Storytelling Festival

Fair puggled after organising the 2018 Aberdeen Storytelling Festival with our fantastic committee at the The Grampian Association of Storytellers – GAS! Lots of events in community groups, care homes, adult storytelling and of course our 3 free events for children in the Central Library on Saturday
No rest for the wicked either! On Friday I’m off to the Cullerlie Singing Weekend at Echt and then it’s a bit further afield the week after that as Fizzy and I will be off to the Cambridge Folk Festival to perform there with our friends! 

Storytelling and Face Painting at Quarryhill Nursery

Timrous the moosie and Pauline were at Quarryhill nursery today telling stories and painting faces for the afternoon and morning nurseries!
Now we’ll let you in to a secret! Pauline went to Quarryhill before she became a storyteller/fairy/wizard and got a tour at lunchtime to see how the place has changed  it brought back a few fantastic memories 1 quarryhill

The 30th Stonehaven Folk Festival 2018

Stonehaven’s 30th Folk Festival! All set to be their Storyteller In Residence 

Drop in for free storytelling!
12 to 12.30 Saturday Beach Pavilion family session
1 to 2.15 pm Saturday St Bridget’s Hall Family Show and Bairn’s session
9 to 10.15pm Saturday 65 Club Storytelling for Adults
12.45 to 1.45pm Sunday Rec Club Family Storytelling and songs (workshop)

And heaps going on all over Stonehaven all weekend!!36773789_1260744717392901_2570786742701391872_n