Welcome to my website, I hope you enjoy looking over it and get an idea of my personality and love of oral storytelling.   I am a professionally trained storyteller, training at the International School of Storytelling,  I have also attended workshops run by, Hugh Lupton, Ben Haggerty and Paul Jackson.  I am a member of the Society for Storytelling.  I am also their area representative in Essex.  I have a wide repertoire of stories to suit all ages and all types of audiences.  I am available for bookings for Festivals, Schools, Child minders children’s parties, Charity events and Special occasions.  I have an Enhanced DBS and am Safeguarding trained to Level 2.

Much of my work is as a performance storyteller, however I have used stories over the years in many other context’s, in my work as a trained Counsellor. For instance I have used storytelling in one-to-one work with children; In Outdoor Nature based therapeutic work with pre adolescents and adolescents; In several therapeutic group work storytelling programmes, in schools with Year 2’s and 3’s; I have delivered story telling performances to service users for Mencap on many occasions; As well as for groups of sight impaired people, for the charity ‘Support4Sight’.

I have also designed and delivered Storytelling workshop’s, in a Secure Adolescent mental health hospital. As well as for an Arts Link Project in Suffolk, with adults who have Learning Disabilities.

In 2016 I set up the first ever regular Oral Storytelling event in Chelmsford, Essex, it runs by-monthly. It has become a great success and keeps growing. I am always looking for new and aspiring Oral Storytellers and Oral Storytelling Poets to perform. (Please contact me if you wish to perform)

In 2018 I was asked by an Independent Arts group in Chelmsford City, to curate 9 days of Oral Storytelling as part of their Art and Culture Festival. I sourced and employed 6 other storytellers and a Poet to help make it the great success that it was. We are already working on 2019.

I have also performed a ‘Real Life’ story at, the Dutch International School of Storytelling in Dan Haag and also at an organised Storytelling event in the capital Amsterdam. Also at St Ethelbergers Peace and Reconciliation Centre in London, at Cambridge Storytellers club, at Ipswich storytelling club, at Woodbridge storytelling club and at Emmerson College, Sussex.

Please contact me to discuss anything you wish via email at….shane@storytellershane.co.uk or Facebook me at Shane Ibbs. Thank you.

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