|Storyteller Fiona Herbert|
Fiona Herbert is a storyteller, writer and comedienne who performs for adults and older children (from aged six upwards). She also runs storytelling and creative writing workshops.
1. Who or what called you to storytelling?
The form itself. Its immediacy and connection with the listeners. I enjoy writing, inventing my own tales and my own versions of established stories. Storytelling grants me the buzz of seeing their effect on the listeners, whether they are moved to tears, laughter, a new understanding or a mix of all three. It connects people, and we all need more of that these days.
2.What was the last story you performed or told?
The "Ring of Brodgar" at Aberdeen Arts Across Learning Festival, in front of one of the panels of the Tapestry of Scotland which shows these standing stones. In my version the stones were drunken eedgits who stayed too long at the party. The perils of alcohol...
3. Who is your favourite storyteller?
David Campbell. He can tell beautiful old Celtic tales of love and sorrow, and follow that with a cracking tale about farts.
Learn more about Fiona Herbert by visiting her website www.fionaherbert.co.uk.