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Allison Galbraith

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Contact: al.story@hotmail.co.uk
Local authority: South Lanarkshire
Languages: English
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Allison is a storyteller, folklorist and author. Her first book, Dancing With Trees: Eco-Tales from the British Isles (History Press, 2017), written with Alette Willis is a collection of nature-wisdom stories from Britain, with environmental activities for all ages. Packed with tips for telling with the seasons, and stories about; animals, birds, trees, flowers, bees, fairies, witches and a dragon!

After a long career in theatre arts, her style is fun and interactive. She uses her performance skills to engage, focus and stimulate all types of group and audiences. Her supported learning teaching background helps her to understand diverse and different types of client and audience, so she can tailor author visits and storytelling to suit every occasion. She specialises in Scottish folktales, world wisdom stories, and environmental education. Her dynamic and intelligent style is suited to: nurseries, schools, historic environments, health initiatives, theatres, community organisations, woodlands, wild places and gardens.

An acclaimed dementia and alzheimer professional, skilled oral history collector and inter-generational project organiser, Allison brings her heart, soul and joy to every event. Her next book, Lanarkshire Folktales, is to be published in 2020 by The History Press. (Photo credit: Chelsea McKinnon)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bibliotherapy; Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Prisoners & young offenders; 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; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Performance training; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Religion & Beliefs; Rhyming books for younger readers; Rural communities; Seasonal books; Urban communities; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

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