Hannah Need was always the storyteller in her family. She would tell and perform stories for anyone that would listen. She loved to tell not just ‘Once upon a time tales…’ but also share anecdotes, news and chat about family traditions, keeping these memories alive. Her love of words and language led her to practice […]
Theresa was born within the sound of Bow Bells to Irish parents. Out on the streets she was known as the ‘little Irish girl’, at home admonished for her cockney accent. Growing up in the very heart of London with her summers spent in the landscapes of Ireland, Theresa’s storytelling is a reflection of that […]
Sharon Jacksties tells stories to audiences of adults, young people and families.
Her dynamic and versatile performances draw on stories from all over the world.
Interpreting the wisdom of traditional material for contemporary audiences, her repertoire includes tales that have rarely been heard in this country.
Sharon Jacksties www.sharonjackstories.co.uk has been a professional traditional storyteller for 30 years. She has a particular interest in stories and place. This film of traditional animal stories, told on location in the Somerset landscape, is inspired by her new book ‘Animal Folk Tales of `Britain and Ireland’ which has also informed the course she will […]
Colin Urwin hails from the Glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland. He lives on a small hill farm with his wife and a whole menagerie including: Hebridean Sheep, Kune Kune pigs, pygmy goats, chickens, ducks, dogs and an Eagle Owl called Boris. He has been playing traditional Irish music and singing folk songs for over […]
Liz Weir is one of the most influential people in the storytelling revival. As well as being a master storyteller, she is a mentor to young talent and hosts regular barn sessions from her home in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
She was the first winner of the International Story Bridge Award from the National Storytelling Network, USA, which cited her “exemplary work promoting the art of storytelling”.
She has told her stories to people of all ages on five continents – from pubs and prisons and hospital rooms to the stages of the mighty Vanderbilt Hall of New York’s Grand Central Station and in London’s Royal Albert Hall.