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Alice Fernbank

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
Alice Fernbank's headshot

As a storyteller, I've been telling tales since 2010 to audiences of all ages. Prior to this I was an actress in the theatre. I love to tell traditional folk stories, myths and legends; stories which carry the wisdom of the ages yet still delight and enthral modern audiences. I also tell spontaneous improvised stories which occur in the moment, woven from the immediate present, bringing joy and healing to whatever is present with with a particular audience.

In 2017 - with Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh - I created GIANTS, a storytelling project including dynamic performances, workshops and language learning events. Using traditional stories about giants, the project explores our differences, building empathy and compassion.

In 2016 I created Bold Daughters, folktales of courageous women and girls on the threshold of transformation taking bold steps to be who they are. Bold Daughters is performing at Ljungby Storytelling Festival in Sweden 2019. Current projects include a retelling of the Celtic Myth called 'The Golden Fly' premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019.

I tell stories wherever an audience wishes to hear them and I love to deliver workshops involving others in the telling and creation of stories. (Photo credit: Vincent Jozajtis)

Local authorities can visit

Edinburgh City

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Multilingual event; Performance; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Adventure; Animals; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Death, grief & bereavement; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Love & romance; Nature; Performance training; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+