Anna Fancett

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Anna loves connecting her audiences with stories from folklore, history, and real life. She trained with the Grampian Association of Storytellers in the early 2000s, and worked internationally in England, Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, and Oman before returning to Aberdeen.


Anna has worked with diverse audiences from the very young to the very old. Her sessions for under 3-s and residents in care homes for the elderly use items that she has collected from around the world. Whether it’s using a musical instrument, or working out a puzzle box, audience members enjoy engaging with these items, which they find create lively discussions and a springboard for the stories. Anna runs both storytelling performances and workshops in schools. She can run sessions from 20 minutes (an assembly) to a week (a workshop that takes children through the process of creating and performing a story). Outside of storytelling, she is a tutor and academic, and can combine literacy and literary skills into storytelling sessions. In addition to schools, Anna has told stories to children and adults at heritage sites, museums, libraries, theatres, and festivals. She has also run workshops and groups for adults.


Some highlights of Anna’s storytelling career are being a guest storyteller in Thailand, leading a fully-booked workshop at Oman’s national Convention and Exhibition Centre, telling at National Trust properties including Gibside and Crathes Castle, winning the Morpeth Gathering Storytelling competition, and creating the storytelling to accompany a puppet-shadow show for the South Korean Embassy in Oman