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Joanne Marr is an experienced and gifted storyteller, with a background in Community Arts, and has many years of experience working with diverse groups of all ages and abilities, including deaf groups. She has completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 in British Sign Language (BSL). One of her specialisms is working with people with additional and complex support needs.
Joanne worked for The Village Storytelling Centre in Glasgow for five years during which time she developed and delivered many diverse projects. These include a storygathering project with Sunshine Recovery Cafe who support people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, an employability project with people with learning disabilities, and a project to improve and support literacy, language and bonding in newly arrived refugee and asylum seeking families.
She has a fantastic ability to reach people of all generations with her enthusiasm and unique delivery style. Joanne loves to tell stories with strong female characters in them, old tales with a modern twist, Scottish tales, and those from further afield. Joanne is equally comfortable with telling to audiences of all ages and abilities, including those with profound disabilities.