It’s Hallowe’en!

It’s now the Hallowe’en week and I’m all set for 13 Spooky Storytelling Sessions over the next 7 days!

It’s all about monsters tonight as I’m telling online for Musica Workshops and Little Miracles!

WayWORD Festival – Storytelling and Place

Aberdeen’s Way WORD Festival’s film maker Anais Fourrier got together with 4 local storytelling quines – Jackie Ross, Grace Banks, Sheena Blackhall and myself – to create four films under the banner “Storytelling and Place”

Here’s my video, all about Boddam, where my faither’s folks came from. (Here Be Sea Monsters!)

More fun with Musica Workshops!

It’s been another fun day with @MusicaWorkshops! That means football playing kangaroos, evil factory owners with twirly moustaches, monkeys with Scottish accents, wartime music hall mega stars, sea shanty singing superheroes and of course… a goat on a boat. A productive day!

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival

It’s never too early to start planning for Hallowe’en!

I’m particularly looking forward to a couple of events coming up as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival Logo

On the 26th October I’ll be joining Grace Banks, Sheena Blackhall, Diana Peers and Jackie Ross for some Spooky an Sinister Tales fae the North East!

And on the 29th October I’ll be doing some Scary Fairy stories for children and families from the Mearns. find out why Fairies are amongst the scariest creatures in Scotland! Irritating imps, plagues of pixies, killer kelpies, tragic tarrans, hot-headed heroines and much more!

#SISFImagine, #Storytelling, #Fairies, #ScaryFairies, #Halloween

A Ripple for HANDSS

Another Ripple event funded by the Scottish Storytelling Forum (TRACS) will be my visit to HANDSS on the 16th November.

HANDSS is an Aberdeen /shire crafts & activities club for children aged 5 to 15 years, who receive support for learning, or have additional support needs. We have been made so welcome on previous visits and have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Here’s a photo from a previous visit when Fizzy the Fairy attempted chaos ๐Ÿ˜›

Can’t wait to see everyone again! โค

This event has been made possible due to the Scottish International Storytelling Festivalโ€™s Big Scottish Story Ripple initiative and is supported by TRACS and the Scottish Storytelling Forum.

#storytelling, #sisfstoryripple, #Aberdeen

Stories and Songs for the Tuesday Club

I’m fair excited to have a couple of Ripple events booked in with the Scottish Storytelling Forum (TRACS)!

On the 9th November I’m going to be telling stories and maybe singing a couple of wee songs for On the 9th November I’m going to be telling stories and maybe singing a couple of wee songs for the Special Needs Tuesday Club up in Peterhead! (https://www.facebook.com/TheTClub/)

The club organises inclusive, fun social events for adults with learning difficulties and special needs and will soon be making a happy return to their club after so long!

#storytelling, #sisfstoryripple, #peterhead

This event has been made possible due to the Scottish International Storytelling Festivalโ€™s Big Scottish Story Ripple initiative and is supported by TRACS and the Scottish Storytelling Forum.

Guthrie’s Goslings – this Wednesday!

There are just 6 spaces left for Aberdeen Archives, Gallery & Museums‘ Guthrie’s Goslings session on Wednesday morning at 10.30am.

I’m SO looking forward to this session! ๐Ÿ˜ƒI’m going to be joined by amazing musician Djana Gabrielle and we are going to be telling a story with all new songs about a certain boy and some wolves!

The sessions are aimed at under 5s and their grown ups and are FREE – we’ll be in the Art Gallery’s new education suite with plenty of Covid precautions in place – so come join us! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Tickets available here – https://thelittleboxoffice.com/aagm/book/event/140019

Brueghel the younger, Pieter; The Faithless Shepherd; Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-faithless-shepherd-106689

Relaxed Storytelling Sessions with WeToo!

What a lovely day yesterday at a couple of Relaxed Storytelling Sessions with WeToo! They have so many activities for ASN folks and their families over the summer holidays and you should check out what other amazing events there are here – https://www.facebook.com/WeTooAberdeen

Fizzy and I just loved telling to such a wonderful audience and she’s already asking if she can come along on the 5th August for our next session (but Strawberry Moose might already have bagsied her place ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Storytelling at the Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum

What a delight to tell stories to two fantastic audiences yesterday at Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum!

I told stories which brought many objects from their amazing museum – and hopefully the young listeners were able to go in to the museum afterwards to spot some of the items!

Thanks to all the volunteers and audience members, small large and 4-legged who made my storytelling session so much fun ๐Ÿ˜ƒ