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Alice Fernbank

Alice tells stories to children and adults. She works alone and in collaboration with other storytellers and musicians. Her stories come from world myths and folktales. Many are from the Celtic tradition.

Alice also practices the art of spontaneous storytelling; improvising stories in the moment.

She has told stories in all kind of venues, from big theatres and in small classrooms or libraries.

Storytelling came to Alice through her career in the theatre as an actress. She now uses her theatrical skills to enrich her storytelling, creating believable engaging characters and commanding a strong presence.

Alice facilitates storytelling workshops and works with both adults and children. She has taught age groups ranging from 0 to 100.

Igniting imaginations and connecting people young and old through story is a passion of Alice’s. She has worked with school children, teenagers, parents, teachers, university lecturers, and business people, helping them to discover the power of storytelling.

In London she worked on projects bringing together young school leavers with vulnerable community groups through the sharing of stories. She firmly believes in the power of story to bring people together and unite us.

Alice is a CELTA qualified teacher of English to speakers of other languages. She is specialised in teaching English through storytelling and works with both language learners and language teachers, exploring the use of story in the language classroom.

Alice leads “Storytelling in the Language Classroom” workshops at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

Alice has acted as English language consultant on a corporate storytelling venture organised by the Sagomuseet in Sweden, assisting in the facilitation of business storytelling.

Current projects include a collaboration with Danish storyteller Svend Engh on their performance project GIANTS. A collection of performances and workshops which explore what it is to be big through telling the old stories of giants.

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She is also developing a new solo performance based on the Celtic Wonder Tale “The Golden Fly”.


Photo credit: Jamie Zubairi

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Area: Edinburgh

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