Liam Carroll

Liam Carroll

Art forms:  Storytelling and performance

Summary:  I tell folk stories, fairy tales, myths, and legends for all age groups

Locations available to work in:  Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

Experience:  Very experienced at telling in schools, museums, libraries, art centres, storytelling clubs and festivals.

Qualifications: I spent 7 years travelling in the rural backwaters of Europe travelling with horses and collecting stories.

Projects:  Just finished the Our Story Project with Vivacity in schools in Peterborough and just before that I spent two years helping to devise and deliver the Stories from the Sea project with the Norfolk Museum Service.

Groups of people worked with: I’ve done a lot of work for children with learning disabilities delivering multi-sensory stories. I’ve visited several nursing homes for the elderly to tell tales.

Contact details:

Email address:  fairyfolkandfable@yahoo.co.uk

Web site address:  www.fairyfolkandfable.co.uk

Phone number:  Tel:  07960696625

Postal address:  94 Vincent Road, Norwich, NR1 4HH

Liam Carroll

John Harris

John Harris

Art forms: Storyteller/Children’s author

Summary: “A Tour de Force” – Michael Morpurgo “Absolutely Brilliant!” BBC6 Music “Relaxed, conversational style” – Essex Life

Locations: Tells stories in 100 or so schools each year all over UK and Ireland – will visit anywhere that pays him (almost!)

Experience: John has been a full time professional storyteller for almost 20 years and has been paid to tell stories in one form or another for 40 years

Qualifications: Graduate of the teaching course of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Projects: John has already published four books and more are on the way – watch this space!

Groups worked with: Works exclusively with children and young people from Reception class age through to sixth form

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Simon Bridge

Simon Bridge

Art forms: Storytelling for schools, festivals and special events. Shakespeare and Drama workshops and lectures for all ages.

Summary: “A special talent” – Foundation for International Education. “Fantastic stories and drama opportunities” – primary school, Suffolk. “Inspiring” – Fantastic Family Festival. “Thanks to Simon. His energy and enthusiasm really brought the day to life” – sixth-form college, London.

Locations: Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire – any location considered

Experience: I have been a professional actor for more than 30 years. Since 1993 I have been bringing Shakespeare and drama to schools, adult education, youth theatre and community groups using practical workshops and lively interactive lectures. I work regularly as a storyteller in schools throughout the region.

Qualifications:Diploma, Drama Studio London

Enhanced DBS check

Projects: I have worked with numerous theatres throughout the UK including a long association with the education department at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. I have led education projects for numerous arts organisations nationally and internationally. I work regularly with schools, run a Saturday morning drama club – Jampot Drama, and am in demand as a story teller.

Groups worked with:  All ages, from nursery school to undergraduate level and adult groups

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Maryjane Edgar

Maryjane Edgar

Art Forms: Visual Arts, Site Specific Dance, Movement & Physical Theatre, Sound /Sound-scape, Digital Photography, Drama, Puppet making, Mask making, Storytelling with Multicultural Instruments

Summary:
Specialise in workshops for Schools, Communities, Festivals and Parties.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Kent

Experience: Very Experienced

Qualifications:
M.A. Degree in Digital Practices.
Digital sound recording, and Sound-scape over last 10 years
Diploma in Swedish massage Therapy
Diploma in Aromatherapy massage Therapy
Multi-disciplinary Art practising for 20 years

Projects: A few examples : Environmental/ Recycling/Performance

The ‘Green Man’ Tour… 6 performances in Norfolk, using research, drama, engineered sound, singing bowls, flute, drums and African harp. The performance was given using masks made from Silver Birch, Oak, Hawthorn, Ivy, Willow and Rowan. Digital Sound-scape and recordings of ‘The Ancient Ones’ were created for atmosphere.

‘Slim Your Bin’, a project to promote recycling in South Norfolk, encouraging hoteliers to re-use… After playing the didjeridoo in a wheelie bin, and covered from head to toe in recyclable objects, such as plastic spoons, wrappers, packaging, film cases etc, I then jumped out reciting a ‘recycling’ poem and then gave a demonstration/ workshop of how it is possible to create a work of Art re-using broken plates to make mosaics.

A world conservation project, ‘Hotstuff’ was developed, to make children aware about sustainable energy and recycling. The amount of energy we use in this country was measured in footprints, which each child at Bowthorpe school in Norwich decorated with objects they might have otherwise thrown away. They also made an object out of clay and had to place it into a giant ball ‘world’ so they saw their piece being ‘recycled’. Music, story, movement and songs, were performed about the elements to finish.

Forest Stories at Poringland – Dressed up as the green woman, made a bender house from willow and bamboo, and told ‘green’ stories to young children.

Whitlingham Nature Reserve – Storytelling workshop for all volunteers, encouraging adults of all ages to go out of their comfort zone, using the voice, drama and physical technique.

Drama Collaboration with “Open Doors Company,” where the clues were acted out to complete a cross word drama puzzle.

Groups Worked with: With children of all key stages and people of all ages, in Schools, libraries, community centers, festivals and private homes etc.

Contact details:

avoiceofmoon@yahoo.co.uk

www.theartofmaryjane.co.uk



Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson – Crickcrack Productions

Art Forms: Storytelling

Summary: I am a Professional Storyteller with over thirty years experience in education and performance. My performances and workshops enhance:
– Literacy skills

– Speaking and listening
– The experience of sharing a story
– The multicultural curriculum

– Pupil confidence and self esteem

Stories from many cultures are shared with music.
Sessions are carefully and appropriately differentiated.

Sessions are very interactive, rhythmical and sprinkled with rhyme.

The language is rich and the narrative expertly crafted.
There is always singing and music making, and the setting is delightfully colourful.

Children and adults will be inspired and the sessions will encourage imaginations to fly.
Further details, photographs and audio clips are available on my site. I have an Enhanced CRB, £10 million public liability insurance, and I am a full member of Equity.

Locations: Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, London

Experience: Very experienced with fifteen years of teaching and twenty years of storytelling.

Qualifications: Cert Ed and B.Ed (Culham & Oxford); also Adv. Cert. in Speech & Drama (Central School of Speech and Drama, London)

Projects: Too many to list

Groups Worked with: Children – pre school.; KS1, KS2 and KS3
Special Needs.
Family audiences.

Contact details:
charlie@crickcrack.com
Tel: 01268 416195
www.crickcrack.com