HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FESTIVAL 2018
Thrilled to have been invited to perform at the HC Andersen Festival this year in Odense. I’ll be joining over 500 cultural and musical events in August. Cannot wait!
EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL
Get your tickets here for the 14th August 2018 where I will be performing alongside my sister Maimouna Jalloh. This exceptional programming is in partnership with the Scottish Storytelling Festival. Honoured to be part of this incredible community.
FESTIVAL AT THE EDGE 2018
Yeeeeeeessssss! I have wanted to perform here for so long and finally Peter Chand has put me on the programme. I will be sharing the stage with tellers like Dave Tonge and will have the chance to hear stories from countless extraordinary talent. Cath Little, Daniel Morden, Len Cabral, Rachel Rose Reid, Peter Chand and so much more! For the full programme click here and if you have never been then get your tickets now! https://www.festivalattheedge.org/
First time to this incredible festival organised by Kamini Ramachandran. An extraordinary experience and I am particularly touched by her passion to create the new generation of storytellers. Another wonderful chance to experience my storytelling sister Maimouna Jalloh with The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives and to meet the phenomenal Jesper and Troels of Denmark with their show Beowulf! Dr Nicola Green was so busy and would have loved to discuss her work with storytelling with the disabled but that is for another time.
Click her for some images: https://www.facebook.com/storyfestsg/videos/398093137334855/
NEXT STOP – AFRICA!!!
AKE BOOK FESTIVAL, STORYMOJA BOOK FESTIVAL, LAGOS THEATRE FESTIVAL, GHANA MUST READ, KADUNA STATE FESTIVAL 2018
The fringe is over but things don’t just stop! I am thrilled to be performing at the Storymoja Book Festival in Nairobi in September and then at the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Nigeria later in November. How utterly thrilling! Thank you to the organisers for arranging this!
EDINBURGH FRINGE 2017 – THE ILLUSION OF TRUTH
AFRICA WRITES 2017
EXCITING NEWS! I am delighted to be sharing a stage with Maimouna Jallow on the Saturday night big event at the British Library, courtesy of the Royal African Society! A snippet from ‘The Illusion of Truth’ that I will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe in August, followed by a discussion as to the importance of stories, a subject very close to my heart.
Just back from the Festival Primavera de Cuentos in Habana, Cuba. Fantastic reception and the opportunity to share some thrilling stories. Scotland will now be represented in Mexico and Martinique next year as a result. Thanks to Creative Scotland for their support.
STORY CROSSROADS, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, MAY 2017
Thrilled to be the guest teller at Story Crossroads in Salt Lake City with storyteller and organiser Rachel Hedman. Story Crossroads will be a unique event, and be will held once every four years in an Olympic-style manner in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Viridian Event Centre and surrounding park. This year in the run up to the World Story Crossroads, I am delighted to be attending, performing and participating in the outreach programmes.
This seven-day event will feature each of the six major continents through broadcasted “state of the art” addresses, story workshops, cross-disciplinary papers, cultural explorations, and performances. Some stories shared will merge other art forms such as dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and film. Find out more @storycrossroads
We have a wonderful partner with Global Concerns Trust for the storytelling project who have supported us with some funding to construct a training centre. The visit in September will explore connections with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Tourism and we have several workshops planned with the community to begin piecing together how best to move forward. A donated shamba (farm) of 1 acre has been provided by the Barasa family as a starting point and the point from which to construct a small ‘centre’.
CRAIGROYSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL RESIDENCY
AWARD SEASON!!! AWARD SEASON!!!!! Completely blown away for our storytelling project to be shortlisted for the Arts and Business Awards 2017. A combination of Scottish Gas support, Scottish Book Trust organisation and Craigroyston Primary School passion and foresight. Learning and inspiring through stories.