Past Projects

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Recently:

  • Shakespeare Tales: Stories at Chichester Library for National Shakespeare Week, sponsored by the Armstrong Storytelling Trust
  • What’s the Scéal? Storytelling Festival and Mini-Symposium with the National Museum of Country Life.   22-26 November 2021. I acted as an advisor and helped develop the programme, both the school and public events and the symposium, and also provided online storytelling to students during the festival.
  • BFI (British Film Institute) Animated Fairy Tales Project. A resource package for primary schools that looks at three animated fairy-tales: Snow White & Rose RedLittle Tom Thumb and The Children of Wax. In an interview I introduced the films and discuss the importance of folk and fairy tales.
  • The Lion’s part Theatre Company: A reprise of stories for the online presentations of  “October Plenty” and “Twelfth Night”
  • Warm Tales for Cold Days (9 December, 3.30 pm)  and More Warm Tales for Cold Days (16 December, 3.30), Family Storytelling Sessions for Dún Laoghaire and Rathmines County Library Services. Online, live-streamed story hours for all ages.
  • Good Books-Good Companions: a virtual book-group. Literature Project funded by the Arts Council. This staff-engagement project with librarians and library assistants from County Sligo Library Services, County Clare Library Services, and Cork City Library services explored children’s books and discussed how they might be used in story times and other library activities. I curated the reading lists and facilitated meetings. The project finished in October 2021, feedback has been fantastic, and a report on the proceedings comes out in November.

  • IBBY Congress–Moscow, 2021 (online): “Telling and Listening: how they are related through reader-response theory” (conference paper)
  • Folklore Society Conference on Folklore and Learning, June 2021: Every teacher should be an excellent storyteller’:a ‘wholesome revival of the ancient art’ in Progressive Education” (conference paper)
  • ELSA Teacher Training Day, 2021 (online):  Workshops for the English Language Schools Assocation, Paris Teacher Training Day,
  • Stories Told By Heart, a YouTube channel of stories told with librarian-storytellers from University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
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