“Brilliant storytelling at its best. Loved the stories and the audience interaction. Thank you.” Mikeal Simms, audience member, Oscar Wilde Fairy tales event

Picture by Lanz Mont

Picture by Lanz Mont

Welcome to Story Island! My name is Emily and I am a storyteller currently based in South London.  I trained as a storyteller through the International School of Storytelling and love performing stories for people of all ages, from the very young to the very old. I have a passion for telling folk tales, fairy tales and myths.  As well as being incredibly entertaining and full of fantastical images and sensory details, these stories can also offer us a light to illuminate what lies beneath our own experiences. Indeed, as a most wise storyteller once said to me: ‘when we listen to a story, we listen with our whole life’.

As a workshop facilitator my aim is to help participants re-awaken the imagination through creative play, storytelling and story-making. I believe that listening to stories, creating stories and giving ourselves permission to just play helps us recognise our own unique creative spark. This has so many great well-being benefits such as confidence and self-esteem. It also offers wonderful opportunities to make connections and form communities that can be both playful and profound.

I love telling stories to (and with!) children, adults and particularly senior citizens. I also seek to bring storytelling and story-making opportunities to more vulnerable groups in our community, in exciting ways such as The Story Bridge Project.

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Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs that give delight, and hurt not.

William Shakespeare, The Tempest