Fraserburgh Super Saturdays 12 Aug 2017

Well it was a beautiful sunny day in the Broch on Saturday where I was lucky to be telling stories with Elsie the Fishwife!  We had a few great wee audiences of mums, dads, grannies and grandas as well as the bairns of Fraserburgh.  Elsie helped me tell the story of the Fisherman and the Flounder. She does a really good nagging auld wife impression. Disappointingly for Elsie, she didn’t find husband number 5 though – but it wasn’t for the lack of trying to chat up any mannie over 50 she thought looked eligible!

Thanks to Super Saturdays who invited us along – they have a monthly event in Saltoun Square and there is always a different theme with bands, stalls and other entertainments!

Aberdeen Storytelling Festival!

Good morning!
It’s only 11 days until the #AberdeenStorytellingFestival 😀
The festival is part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and will be ran by the The Grampian Association of Storytellers – GAS.
There will be events for all ages – from 1 to 100! Most events are drop in and will be on a “Pay As You Can” basis – but some can be booked in advance, such as “Tiny Tales” and our storytelling workshops for 5 to 10 year olds.
The festival is not just for children though, we’re eager to hear stories from all ages – including your memories of Aberdeen.
Have a look at the GAS facebook page for more details or have a look at the festival poster here! 🙂 We look forward to welcoming you all on the weekend of the 14th/15th and 16th July 🙂
image of posterPauline (GAS Chair) #seetheworldinABDN #storytelling

Stonehaven Folk Festival!

Well it’s a busy week ahead with a couple of parties, a couple of tours but… this coming weekend Pauline will be Storyteller In Residence at the 2017 Stonehaven Folk Festival!

“On Saturday 8th July between 1 and 2.15, join me for the family show – storytelling for all ages at St Bridgets Hall (just before the World Paper N Comb Championship!)

On Sunday 9th July between 12.45 and 1.45 come and join us for a “lazy Sunday afternoon storytelling “workshop” – learn about some tall stories and how to make them come alive.” All are welcome but this is aimed for a family audience, if under 16 then accompanied by an adult. This will be held at the recreation club. (This event is free as part of the “Connecting Communities” project sponsored by Aberdeenshire Council)

Here I am on the festival web page – hope to see you all there! 😀…/pauline-cordiner/19424001_876231432515302_3765425037093321434_n

Returned from Glastonbury!

Well Fizzy and I are now back from the Glastonbury Festival! It has been a wonderful, tiring, chaotic, hot, hardworking, load of fun!
But there’s not rest to be had – today was Jack’s Superhero birthday party in Stonehaven – Happy Birthday Jack! 😀 Keep your eyes on this page, lots of announcements to come!  

Storytelling with Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Monday evening’s Beer and Bloodthirsty Tales at Underdog was amazing.  Fiona Jane Brown and I told tales from the Castlegate’s bloody past and the audience was wonderful!  We’re performing this Friday evening at Ma Cameron’s in a set called “Spooky Shenanigans at the Sow Croft Inn.”  Fully booked already I’m afraid.
I’ll be back at Underdog telling tales of terror on the 22nd May with Hidden Aberdeen Tours telling stories with Fiona-Jane Brown and Haworth Hodgkinson (writer & musician) will be providing some atmospheric music and poetry. Thanks Amie Bain Photography for the photographs!

Yesterday’s 5 – 8s Storytelling Fun Workshop

Just wanted to say a quick hello and thankyou to everyone that came to our first storytelling workshop for 5 – 8s yesterday!
I think I can safely say we all had a great time with a story about fairies, creating a new story from the objects in my Bag of Mystery and playing with the puppets to create new characters!
Watch this space for more workshops coming during the summer holidays 😀 ❤