"Captivating, compelling, high energy and fun.
A storyteller of irresistible and charming tales. "
Jacqson Diego Story Emporium
Hi I'm a professional storyteller and drama practitioner with twenty five years experience of working in schools and community settings as well as performing in traditional and non traditional entertainment venues for children and adults. Over the past year I have embraced the virtual world and now offer applied and performative storytelling online.
I'm driven by a passion to engage, entertain and inspire through the power of story and I have a wide repertoire of stories to draw upon.
To find out more about me...
To find out more about my work in schools...
I love conversation, so if you have any questions, projects or ideas you would like to chat about, do get in contact.
Lots of new events are happening this Autumn with the return of live events for Spinning Yarns and finally being back at Southend Theatres with monthly Tea & Tales and Storytelling for Children.
I'm also beavering away on a micro-commission for The Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch.
So lovely to be back out being with live audiences doing what I love!
I'm really proud to announce that I have just been accepted for a Developing Your Creative Practice Grant from
Arts Council England
(http://artscouncil.org.uk/) and will give me the opportunity to take my practice to the next stage by allowing the time to explore new ideas, create new work and for training, mentoring and expanding my creative network.
I will be documenting my journey through my blog 'Connecting the Threads' and in the meantime if you would like to know more about how I will be using the grant follow the link:
I'm really proud to announce that in
March 2020, just prior to the global pandemic, I became part of the first cohort to be accepted onto the brilliant Mercury Creatives mentoring programme funded by the ERDF. I'd like to thank all the team at The Mercury Theatre Colchester, especially Joseph Rawlings and Elodie Gilbert and my two mentors Christina Lister and Anthony Stuart-Hicks for all their brilliant support and advise.
“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.”
“The communication, session content and facilitation was excellent. The workshops were really good and our students gained a variety of skills from them.
WHAT SCHOOLS SAY
Hamstel Junior School
South East Essex College