Bea has been storytelling for over 20 years to audiences of all ages. Telling stories from Scotland and around the globe, her greatest love is to experience the powerful effect that stories can have on listeners and to see the magic and wonder on the faces of children. She has participated in festivals and events from Scotland to Australia, from Edinburgh Castle to round a campfire in the Outback.
Bea is a very experienced and inspirational workshop leader with beginners, more advanced storytellers and with children. She has facilitated workshops for the Edinburgh Book Festival, Scottish Storytelling Centre, many local authorities, and colleges of education; passing on skills to teachers, nursery workers, foreign language and drama students, parents, tour guides, writers and for organisations and business.. She has been a keynote speaker at conferences for librarians, teachers of special needs and early years’ workers and run creative writing workshops for Advanced Higher English students in Aberdeenshire.
Bea’s early career was as a stage manager, working in theatre and for BBC Television. She later took up children’s librarianship and spent many years involved in literary and linguistic education. She has a warm and friendly rapport with audiences and uses songs, rhymes and stories with lots of participation when working with children.
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