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Claire McNicol

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Contact: claire_dela_lune@yahoo.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Scots
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Claire McNicol is an experienced traditional storyteller and singer born in Ulster and living in Edinburgh.  She combines storytelling with a career in social work supporting vulnerable children and their families.

Claire has been a part of Makin a Brew with musician Gica Loening for the last five years and she particularly enjoys the participative nature of working with young children and their parents.

Claire is a skilled workshop facilitatator and a core part of her purpose as a storyteller is to build confidence in children, parents and staff in their own creative abilities.

She has witnessed innumerable examples of the benefits to well-being which occur when children and adults are given the opportunity to sing, dance , play music and tell stories.

Claire has comprehensive and diverse experience working in prison settings, with children and young people in residential care and with whole family groups.

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

Performance; Residency; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; 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; Adventure; Animals; Care experience; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Nature; Performance training

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100