Welcome To My Site

Welcome to my website.

I am a professionally trained, Oral & Performance Storyteller, Workshop Facilitator and  Festival Curator, with International Experience in;  Morocco, Holland, Canada and Northern Ireland.

I tell Oral Stories at numerous Festivals of all types, as diverse as the Cambridge Folk Festival to  ‘Kenya in The Park’ , “The largest (African) festival of its kind in Europe”).  I  regularly tell and work with stories in Schools.  For three years I have been the weekly ‘inhouse’ storyteller at  an Alternative Education Community, in Essex. For five years I have  regularly told stories for Chelmsford Mencap, students.  And for the past three years I have also been the regular storyteller for a childrens Bush Camp in Surrey.

I have told Oral Stories in a very wide variety of locations, nationally and internationally. Some of the locations include; as a privalaged guest at an Aboriginal  Metis people’s, community circle, in Canada, in 1997; In Woodlands; at a Children’s Hospice; on an ex-Pirate Radio Ship; around Camp Fires; on a Canal Boat Theatre; from a Beech Hut; in an Outdoor Amphitheatre; in an HMP Prison children’s waiting area;  at many Storytelling Clubs. I have also developed, Walkabout Street Storytelling and Walkabout Festival Storytelling. During my time in Morocco, I  co-facilitated several storytelling workshops.  I have been commissioned to record an audio story for a bereavement service. I have recorded an audio Ghost Story for a  local radio station. I was asked by The Society of Storytelling, to contribute to a schools storytelling package, I contributed an audio story, as well as  some guidelines, on how to enhance telling oral stories to children. (This fantastci comprehensive package, is still availabale from the Society of Storytelling).

Workshops; I have run Storytelling Workshops for a variety of diverse groups, for example,  in Morocco for adult English learners, in many School’s to enhance English story making skills; with Sight Impaired Adults; for Mencap students (numerous times). For children with life limiting illness’ in a specialist Hospice; With adolescent’s in a ‘secure mental health hospital unit’. I have worked collaboratively several times in putting together and running several therapuetic, Story based projects for schools, for children with ’emotional behavioural difficulties’.  I have held storytelling workshops with groups of children many times in Woodland Bushcamps, I have also told and discussed the power of stories with Environmental groups.

Curating Storytellers; I have successfully put together several storytelling events, both Nationally and Internationally, bringing together a diverse troupe of storytellers, for both live and online events.

Please have a look over my website, where you will get a better idea of my extensive experience and my passion for Oral Storytelling.

 

If you wish to discuss anything, please contact me, via email at….shane@storytellershane.co.uk or  Text or ring 07709 904 053.  Thank you.

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