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Margaret Smith

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Margaret Smith has a keen interest in the many layers and glimmers held within fairy tales. She enjoys exploring mythologies from around the world, with a keen interest in Indonesia alongside her love and learning of Indonesian Gamelan Music from group collective, Gamelan Naga Mas.

She enjoys sharing, creating, exploring and telling stories in small groups. Drawing on her experience as a community musician, Margaret is particularly skilled in developing and facilitating interactive Music and Story Workshops. Margaret often works with children and adults with additional support needs in mainstream and SEN schools, day centres, hospitals, art centres, gardens and living rooms. She aims to make all her sessions inclusive and accessible, using an interactive sensory approach to her stories.

Born in Glasgow, Margaret left home at 17 to study Flute in Edinburgh. Finishing her diploma in Music, she switched to care work, becoming a classroom assistant in the Royal Blind School. She returned to Glasgow in 1995 to study BA Applied Music, specialising in Community and Creativity. It was following this course that Margaret became involved with Storytelling through Storytelling Unplugged.

Margaret began developing sensory stories with Storyteller Wendy Welch, combining her music workshop skills and care work experience, with Wendy encouraging Margaret to become a storyteller herself. Storytelling Projects include work for The Village Storytelling Centre, Aye Write Festival, Glasgow Women’s Library and City Halls, Glasgow.

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