Book Kate Walker
Brought up in a large family in West Fife, Kate enjoys singing and storytelling with all ages. Her stories come from near and far, but she especially likes to tell tales with a Scottish flavour and loves to tell stories with a BIG message, a wee twist or a clever ending!
With a wide experience of working with children, families and adults, Kate uses storytelling to entertain, encourage others to learn, take part, cope with a challenge or simply have fun.
A member of the Scottish Directory of Storytellers and the Live Literature Trust, Kate set up her own business, ‘Chatterbox Stories’, in 2011. Since then she has worked extensively with schools, nurseries, playgroups, care homes, elderly and visually impaired adult groups, young carers, family groups, bookshops, cafes, libraries, museums, castles and heritage centres, participating in festivals and community events in Fife and central Scotland.
With a keen interest in the environment, local history, Scottish traditions and culture, Kate uses her skills as a storyteller and teacher to interpret people’s lives, past events and the natural world through tales and song and is available for activity sessions and story walks on these themes. She currently delivers the Learning Activity ‘Tales from the Castle Kitchen’ in several Scottish Castles for Historic Environment Scotland.
Committed to encouraging and preserving the oral tradition in Scotland, Kate is also involved in mentoring, training and collaborating with other storytellers and performers and is regularly engaged in delivering workshops and community centered exhibitions and activities.
She is Chair of Fife storytelling group ‘Lang Spoon Tales’- based in Inverkeithing and is an advocate of developing young storytellers and of using ‘words for wellbeing’ to support others.