Having trained in mime and theatre direction, Ben Haggarty began telling stories in 1981. He soon became a central figure in the revival of storytelling as a contemporary performing art in the UK. Today Ben is a world-class performance storyteller and much sought-after teacher, whose work delights audiences across the English-speaking world. Ben has performed in venues ranging from ancient caves to the Carnegie Hall. A regular voice on BBC Radio, he has undertaken research trips to Northern and Central India and in Central Asia and is the official storyteller for Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. 'I was spellbound – I don’t use the word lightly’ The Times. www.benhaggarty.com
Mara Menzies is one of Scotland’s best loved performance storytellers with a powerful, dynamic and physical style that captures the imagination of any audience. Based in Edinburgh she is an internationally touring storyteller and story maker. She is passionate about sharing stories and lived experiences from her dual Scottish and Kenyan heritage, sculpting inspired storytelling performances for the stage and creating stories for unique events. Collaborating with the finest artists, dancers, musicians and digital wonder kids to create powerful, energetic, deeply moving storytelling works of art. “Storytelling is the root of what makes us who we are. Stories move us, inspire us, teach us and help us see our place in the world.”
Clare Murphy is one of a new generation of performance storytellers. Part Irish, part American, she has lived in both countries, as well as in Spain, and is now based in London. A popular performer at European and American storytelling festivals, she has performed stories in more than 20 countries. Her repertoire extends from her beloved Irish mythology to a wealth of short stories from world folklore, anecdotes, fables, death stories, personal tales and original stories. Her storytelling performances are physical and passionate, and she is blessed with an inherently delightful personality that befriends all and sundry. www.claremurphy.org
Storyteller from Wales, has performed all over the world, in schools, theatres and museums, at festivals and on the radio. Morden retells traditional stories from various cultures, in particular the Celtic and the ancient Greek. His repertoire ranges from nonsense to fairytale to myth and his lucid, humorous and passionate storytelling has been seen at the Soho Theatre, the National Theatre, the Barbican Centre, the British Museum to mention a few. Daniel has published many books, of which Dark Tales from the Woods and Tree of Leaf & Flame won the Welsh Books Council's Tir Na Nog Award. ‘Master storyteller’ The Guardian
Vigga Bro åbner traditionen tro Internationale Fortælledage. Vigga er kendt og elsket over hele Danmark som fortæller og skuespiller.
Vigga Bro, beloved Danish actress and storyteller, opens International Storytelling Days. NB: In Danish