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Lorna Shields

Lorna runs award winning children's storytelling company 'It's in the bag' with her sister Kirsty and it is with this company that she performs most of her storytelling.

'It's in the bag' delight in taking children's imaginations on a magical adventure. 

Children join us on a storytelling adventure; we use rhymes, songs, creative games, drama and puppets to bring the story to life. The children are given little riddles and have to guess what’s 'in the bag'? Each game, activity and song is tied into the theme and builds into one big story. 

'It's in the bag' are popular throughout Edinburgh within the children's party setting from ages 0-6. They also perform shows throughout the year with 18 sell outs at the Scottish Storytelling Centre! 

They are also regulars in primary schools and nurseries, where their offering has clear links to the curriculum for excellence. 

All 'It's in the bag' stories have been written by the sisters and many of the songs are their own creation too. Lorna was brought up in Edinburgh as one of four girls - the Dale sisters were quite often responsible for a song or two at family functions, and many a time a simple post dinner tidy up turned into a choir as the sisters sang the jobs away. Years later the youngest two are continuing the tradition with 'It's in the bag'. 

Lorna is also developing her storytelling in schools on the topics of chickens and bees. As a keeper of both she is able to educate primary school children using stories along the way and field trips where appropriate. 

What they say about 'It's in the bag' -

'Highly recommended', 

'far and away the best party we've ever had, or been to for that matter! '

'Thoroughly professional and completely charming'

And Lorna - 

'It is reassuring when someone of Lorna's capability comes forward, for you feel that you are placing the audience in safe hands' Michael Williams - storyteller and storycoach.

'Lorna shines on stage and is able, via the medium of storytelling, to bring a joy and lightness to an audience' Janis Mackay - storyteller and author



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Mobile: 07967348661





Area: Edinburgh

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