Hannah is a professional performance storyteller, drama educator and spoken word promoter. She is driven by a passion to engage and inspire through the power of story.
As a memeber of The Society of Storytellers, her mission is to increase access and participation to the ancient tradition of oral storytelling, particularly regionally in Essex where she is based.
"Always putting the story at the heart of her performances and driven by a passion to engage and inspire, Hannah uses the power of oral storytelling to weave new worlds and adventures, taking her audience through traditional and modern tales and into folk tales and myths from around the world. Telling stories to both young and old a like, those drawn into her stories find themselves on playful and poignant journeys that captivate their hearts and minds and leave them just a little more curious."
Dr Jacqueline Johnson (Jacqson Diego Story Emporium)
Recycled Tales Project
Tiny Tales Storytellers in conjunction with Spinning Yarns Theatre will be running an oral storytelling and
spoken word project in the autumn.
The aim of the project is to create a series of modern folktales for the Estuary towns informed by those who
live in the area. Engagement workshops will be held in schools and the community to help create this new
piece of folklore through shared storytelling, which in turn will inform a new performance piece.
The project is being supported using public funding by The National Lottery through Arts Council England and by Southend Borough Council.
Coming Up Next for 2019:
Wildfest - Re-Wild your child
Beside the Seaside Festival - Dovercourt
Orchard Summer Picnic – Pondfield Park
On the Edge of Consciousness
Chalkwell Hall, Metal Culture Southend on Sea
Culture in the Park
"From the moment she began, our children were transfixed as Hannah skillfully drew the children into the story. The children left the session having been thoroughly entertained and inspired by the magical tour de force that is Hannah the Storyteller."
Hamstel Junior School
"Thank you so much again for our storytelling sessions. Our children really enjoyed it and so did the staff. You have inspired us in our storytelling!"
Milton Hall Primary School
"Thank you for a fantastic session. The children didn't stop talking about it and asked if it was taking place every week."
Thorpe Hall School
“You were absolutely fantastic. The children were mesmerised! I had so much fun listening to you.”
Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association
"The storytelling was excellent, the children were utterly delighted. Thank you so much."
The National Literacy Trust
"Loved your contribution to the day- the kids too which is the most important thing. Thanks so much. "
"Lots of transfixed children as the brilliant storyteller Hannah Brailsford performs stories taken from her very large hat!"
Redbridge Storytelling Festival
"We would both like to thank you for bringing such magic to Roots this year"
"Thank you for all your wonder, Hannah, its been wonderful to have you be a part of the festival."
Into The Wild Festival