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Inés Álvarez Villa

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Contact: alvarezvilla.ines@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Inés tells stories from Spain, Scotland, and from all over the world. She tells stories in English and Spanish. Sometimes offering tales of her own creation. She enjoys tales that help us look at things anew and bring a sense of wonder.

Her style is warm and atmospheric and her delivery varies from cheeky to solemn, depending on the story. She has great ability to conjure vivid images and uses her high oral and physical expressiveness to draw the audience’s attention and engage their imagination.

Inés loves telling stories to people from different ages and backgrounds, and feels as comfortable telling them on a stage, in a pub or sitting on the carpet of a small room.

Born and brought up in the north of Spain, Inés has found her home in Edinburgh since 2004. Here she enrolled in the Scottish Storytelling Forum Apprenticeship scheme where she learnt the craft of storytelling.

Inés has performed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, the Edinburgh Fringe, and the Edinburgh Horror Festival where she enjoys telling spooky stories of her own creation.

She feels passionate about the power of storytelling to promote connection, integration, equality and wellbeing.

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

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

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Horror; Human rights; Island communities; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Performance training; Poverty; Rural communities; Science; Science fiction; Seasonal books; Sports; Translation; Travel writing; Urban communities; Wars & conflicts

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

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