Storyteller Directory Entry

Amanda Edmiston

Professional Storyteller and Writer

Amanda has written & told stories for The Scottish Ballet, Edinburgh International Science festival, the National Museum of Rural life, amongst others, she regularly works in museums, schools, botanic gardens, care homes & unexpected places across Britain & beyond. A former student of herbal medicine Amanda loves retelling stories that feature plants & loves using history, fairy tales & folklore to create new tales & inspire new audiences. Her sessions involve interesting & unusual multi-sensory props...plants, herbs to taste and smell and heritage objects appear as part of the storytelling process. Amanda regularly delivers exciting workshops in schools & nurseries designed to raise attainment in literacy & creativity, she has enhanced disclosure to work with schools and vulnerable groups and loves tailoring sessions to fit with topics and projects.

Works with

Preschool, Key Stage 1 (5-7), Key Stage 2 (7-11), Key Stage 3 (11-14), Key Stage 4 (14-16), Adults, Older people, Historic and heritage organisations, Teachers,

Works in

Greater London, South East, South West, Eastern, East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humberside, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

Home Region: Stirling