Anne’s favourite stories are Celtic folk tales and stories from all over the world that are funny, scary or “horrible” as her young audiences describe them. She also likes stories that have caught her interest about people’s communities. Her father’s interest in Arabia led her to collect stories of the middle east, and recently she has been re-working the mythic stories of Hercules.
Children of seven to twelve years are Anne’s favourite audience but she also loves telling to adults. With the younger children, she likes to use lots of movement to make the sessions interactive.
Born in Malaya and brought up in Scotland, Anne’s interest in storytelling was fostered by her family. As a child she was entertained by her grandmother and her aunts’ stories and with tales from the Blue Fairy Story Book. Trained in physical theatre and mime in Paris, Anne has worked with native American storytellers in the United States and told stories to children in Romanian orphanages.
Anne has told stories in museums; schools; woods; art galleries; at historic sites and at festivals.
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