Jacqueline Harris

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Jacqueline Harris moved to Scotland in the summer of 2012. She has worked as a professional storyteller since 2000.

She tells folktales, myths, historical tales and personal stories, with a love for wonder tales, quirky tales, ghost stories, and stories embedded in local landscapes. She is fascinated by the interplay between our lives and the stories we tell. Jacqueline works happily with all ages from 5 to 105. She performs stories, creates stories and facilitates workshops and courses for museums, galleries, schools, festivals, theatres, arts centres, parks, stately homes, hotels, colleges, universities, bookshops, and out in the community.

She also trains professionals in education, environmental groups, museums and galleries, helping them to develop ways to use story and drama in their work. Collaboration offers wonderful opportunities for exploring innovative ways of working with stories and Jacqueline has worked with painters, sculptors, dancers, musicians and film makers.

Before becoming a full time storyteller, Jacqueline was Head of Drama in high schools for 17 years. She still loves to engage children and adults in exploring stories and storytelling through drama based workshops and courses that encourage their own storytellers to come out to play. At the centre of all her teaching is the belief that stories are at the heart of what it is to be human, and that we are all creative storytellers in our personal and working lives, or on a stage or platform. Jacqueline’s publications include a collection of reworked folktales, ‘Let the Giants Live’ and an illustrated story for 3-5-year olds, ‘Stan’s Accidental Adventure’, commissioned by the Museum of Lancashire. She has also written articles on local folklore for magazines.

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