The Garthdee Fairies by Kaimhill Storytelling Club

The Garthdee Fairies! 😈👿🧚‍♂️🧙‍♀️🧝‍♀️🧝‍♂️🧚‍♀️ by the Kaimhill Storytelling Club

So, some of you might know that I have the total privilege of working as a Storyteller at Kaimhill Primary School in Aberdeen. Well back in February I started up a wee storytelling club which grew to 16 members after the Easter Holidays! The storytelling club has been working on this story with me and I’m TOTALLY excited to finally share this with the public!
They came up with the plot themselves based on the Battle of Two Mile Cross and a couple of traditional Scottish folk tales I told them. They helped me with the bullet points, the details, some of the text and dialogue and I put it into 15 sections for them all to read. They then edited it to make the language more like their own. We recorded it in one go! They drew the evil fairies and posed for the photos. By the end of the term I had put the video and the subtitles together so they could watch it in the last week. We hope you enjoy it! 😀

Enjoy Music Festival 2018

That’s Fizzy the Fairy and myself all set for storytelling tomorrow at Enjoy Music Festival where we’re sharing our tent with our friends from Divine Magic. 60 % of the kids entertainment is FREE with your ticket so come join us!Enjoy Music

Shadow Puppets at Kaimhill School

So I might have mentioned that I am lucky enough to work at our local primary school, Kaimhill.  As well as regular storytelling sessions with the P3s and P4s this term, I’ve been working with Mr Skinley’s Primary 6 class on creation stories.

For the past couple of weeks we’ve been working on designing and making shadow puppets – complete with movement!

Junior winners at the TMSA storytelling competitions!

My goodness I’ve been tardy with my posts – it’s been such a busy year so far!

So last weekend the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA Aberdeen) had their annual competitions! Back in 2016, GAS sponsored two trophies for Traditional Storytelling – one for Juniors and one for Seniors. The Senior trophy was won by Jane Chalmers in 2016, Alex Patience in 2017 and again by Jane this year – Well done Jane!

However, there had not yet been any entrants for the Juniors. Well I’m just chuffed to announce that on Saturday we had 6 entrants from Kaimhill Primary who had been working on their stories with me at their new lunchtime Storytelling Club!

Here’s a photo from the day of Emma, Dani, Tessa, Chloe, Vanessa, Marta, Maggie Fraser (Judge), Myself and Emma and Chloe’s wee sister (who was delighted to sit and listen to all 6 girls!)Group 1.jpg

A Wonderful Witching Weekend!

Well I’ve almost recovered from the weekend! 😀 Thanks to the Aberdeen 2019 Geocaching MEGA team for having us along to entertain at both of their Hallowe’en Parties on Saturday and thanks to the young vampires, witches and ghoulies for making yesterday’s Robert Gordon’s party so Spooktacular!