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 😀 ❤

Festival Themed Party!

Well done to Eva and her party guests who made these festival headdresses/headbands at her Festival themed party on Saturday!
We also got out the neon face paints again which was a surprise for the girls when we went into the darkened room with the UV lights!
And 10/10 for everyone that danced in the dance-off. You were brilliant xxxFestival Headbands.jpg

Mary Elphinstone

I was in Banff graveyard yesterday and it was so peaceful and quiet (even with the scurries sqwaking in the background) that I thought I’d take the opportunity to record a wee story.  This is one of my favourite stories to tell – Mary Elphinstone who was buried twice in Inverurie 🙂

Storytelling Workshops for Children

The second workshop follows on after the first at 11.30 on the 11th April and is targeted at 9 to 12 year olds.


“9 to 12 year olds are welcome to join Pauline Cordiner of Fizzy’s Funtastic Parties for a fun storytelling workshop at Number One, Scott Skinner Square Banchory!

We’ll start off with a game to introduce ourselves, listen to a story and then have fun exploring the world of storytelling!
We’ll play some storytelling games and will spend some time making “story sticks” – a very useful way to remember a story!

Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. Cost £5 per child. Please contact Pauline by emailing for more details.

Number One offers workshop space but also has a coffee where parents can enjoy teas, coffees and delicious cakes while their children are taking part in the workshop. If you wish to join your child in the workshop please let us know in advance.

Pauline has been telling stories at festivals, schools, clubs, castles, libraries and museums for over 15 years and is a member of the Scottish Storytelling Centre’s directory as well as the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature directory and Equity. Since 2016, she has been running “Fizzy’s Funtastic Parties” with her puppet pal Fizzy The Fairy (who has demanded that she be allowed to attend the workshop!) Pauline is fully insured, is a first aider and has her PVG certificate. Fizzy herself is a teacher back in fairy land where she teaches younger fairies the important lessons of “Chaos” and “How To Charm Humans””