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Marie Louise Cochrane

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Marie Louise is a versatile teller of stories, and singer of songs. She was born and bred in Edinburgh where she still lives. Her earliest experiences of storytelling were humorous tales accompanied by singing, at family parties in her granny’s house. She soon learned to do a ‘party piece’ and has been carrying on one way or another ever since…

Marie Louise is passionate about the power of stories to bring learning and healing as well as entertainment.

For Children and Families:

Mrs. Mash the Storytelling Cook

Mrs. Mash tells food-related stories with lots of joining in and specially written action songs. She also uses comic props and foodstuffs to illustrate the stories. This encourages a love of healthy food, and inspires an interest in where it comes from, how it fits into our culture and creates an understanding of why it’s good for us.

Mrs. Mash can be found telling in family friendly cafes, schools, health events, nurseries, and festivals of food, science and literature. www.mrsmash.com

For Adults

Red Velvet Revelry: Women’s life affirming stories about sexuality and/or menopause. Out loud.

Stories, songs and poems-live performances, workshops, a blog and podcast. Tales of warmth and honesty which encourage the healing power of knowing laughter.

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