Winter Stories for the Land Trust

I’m delighted to have contributed a wee tale for the Land Trust’s Winter Stories event organised by Shane Ibbs!

The Land Trust is a charity that is committed to the long term sustainable management of open space for community benefit whose vision is to improve the quality of peopleโ€™s lives by creating sustainable, high quality green spaces that deliver environmental, social and economic benefits.

Shane has gathered a wonderful group of storytellers from around the UK for two storytelling for the residents who are looked after by The Land Trust on 8 sites over the UK.

Festive stories for North East Sensory Services

It is shaping up to be a busy week of Festive Storytelling!Last night I arrived in the dark at the Duthie Park bandstand with the wonderful ladies from North East Sensory Services and we soon had it all lit up with fairy lights aplenty. Soon we were joined by Lesley Crerar, who would be signing the stories along with me in BSL. The families cosied up in blankets and had hot chocolate and were the most amazing audience, joining in with all the stories!Thankyou so much everyone for making it all so much fun we didn’t notice the chill! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

A story for Aberdeen City Libraries

Of course it was Book Week Scotland last week! (A very busy time, hence why I’m posting lots today to catch up!) And to celebrate this special week in our calendar, Aberdeen City Libraries asked me to record my favourite story to share with younger readers (aged 7 to 11) and young adults/older adults too of course!

Well that is Tatterhood and I’ve never heard her summed up better than the post from Aberdeen City Libraries, below:

“As the days grow short and the nights draw in, local storyteller Pauline Cordiner delivers a special retelling of Norwegian folk tale Tatterhood for Book Week Scotland. Thereโ€™s kings and queens, princes and princesses, trolls, some mischief from the fairy folk and our hero Tatterhood.โ€ฏShe doesn’t care how she looks or acts and somehow saves the day with only her courage, her goat and her wooden spoon!!โ€ฏ So coorie in, get comfy and enjoy this special pre-recorded session that is perfect for young readers aged 7 to 11 (and anyone else wanting a much needed dose of happily ever after).”

The Waffle Free Storytelling Podcast

So it’s Monday and I’m catching up with everything from the weekend!

Last week I was privileged to be a guest storyteller on Tina Konstant’s “Waffle Free Storytelling Podcast” !

Sometimes you just want a STORY!ย No waffle, rambling introduction or debate on the impact of dinosaur pyjamas on a good nightโ€™s sleep. Thatโ€™s what the Waffle-Free Storytelling Podcast is all about:ย the story and nothing but.

You can find my story (Dopey Davie, a family story) on Tina’s web page (link below) and many of the other places you would usually download your podcasts ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks Tina for having me along to be a part of it! ๐Ÿ˜€ xxx
https://tinakonstant.com/waffle-free-storytelling-podcast/

Virtual Storytelling for Book Week Scotland

What a grand time we had this morning! Sheena Blackhall and I told stories and sang songs on the themes of Friendship and Autumn to the pupils of Skene and Westhill Primaries in Aberdeenshire.
It is of course Book Week Scotland, so we had tales of squeaky moosies, haughty princesses, friendy neeighbours and wicked auld witches – all courtesy of the Big Scottish Story Ripple funded by the Scottish Storytelling Centre! #StoryRipple#BookWeekScotland
Keep your eye out for our “good deed” – We’ll be making some videos of “Stories, Sangs and Rhymes fur teachin Scots in Schools”

Sinister and Spooky Stories Fae The North East

A date for your diaries! Coming up a week tomorrow… I’m going to be joining my favourite North East quines to tell stories of local ghosts and ghoulies! However there will be an opportunity for you to share any spooky, supernatural experiences you have had or share any ghost stories you’ve grown up with or family tales.
The event is free to join, but you must register in advance. Donations will be accepted when you are booking your ticket through Eventbrite – see the link below. The event will be organised by the Elphinstone Institute and is funded by the Scottish Storytelling Centre ๐Ÿ™‚

About this EventFive of the North-East’s finest storytellers explore the region’s darker side in a collaborative online evening of sinister and spooky stories. Join us to learn of the North-East’s ghosts and ghoulies, its witches and warlocks. But don’t just listen โ€“ we want you to share your own tales too. Whether you’re from the North-East or whether you’ve moved to Scotland from elsewhere, we want to know the spooky stories you’ve grown up with, or maybe even experienced yourself. The event is open to all brave souls.

Stories, music and song with Musica Workshops!

Good afternoon folks!
Today I’d like to share with you a story that’s more than a story!
A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Glastonbury George – aka George from https://www.musica-workshops.com/ As Musica are unable to provide hands-on services because of the virus, would I be interested in telling a story for all their users? More to the point, would Fizzy and Fuzzy the Fairies be up for it?
Well just you try stopping those tricksy fairies from getting involved in anything! ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿงš
George and Tim from Musica Workshops aim to give disadvantaged people the chance to learn something new and exciting through the power of music – and Fizzy and Fuzzy (and myself of course!) just LOVED singing and dancing along with George and Tim’s music! Please let us know what you think of the story, music and video! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

World Storytelling Cafe – Live Session Now Online

My live session from last Friday (24th April 2020) is now available online at https://worldstorytellingcafe.com/pauline-cordiner/

It was a much more relaxed session than the tricky challenge of recording the story to the audience of… my phone!ย  A Zoom audience will never be the same as a live audience, but in current circumstances, it’s the next best thing ๐Ÿ™‚

Click on the image to go to the session!
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