Storysmith provides storytelling performances and workshops for adults, children. We work anywhere a story needs to be told: theatres, schools, museums, galleries, prisons, festivals, weddings, christenings, funerals, public celebration and corporate events.

Our storytelling evokes and nourishes the inner, imaginative world, our ultimate source of creativity. Through the stories we tap into an ancient vein of tradition, offering inspiration, wonder and insight to the audience, whether for entertainment, education, team building or healing.

Before TV, before books, before even writing there have always been stories, told and retold from memory within the family and wider community.

Storysmith is part of the worldwide revival of this oral tradition, offering a repertoire of folktales, wondertales, myths and legends from a myriad of cultures and traditions: including Arab, Islamic, Greek and British traditions.

Storysmith was founded in January 2001 by storyteller, musician and author Chris Smith PhD. Chris trained in performance storytelling with Ben Haggarty and in the use of story in education with Alida Gersie.

Clients include schools, local authorities, museums, international charities, festivals, universities, theatres, rural touring schemes and prisons.

Aims of Storysmith:

nourish the imagination

connect to creativity

taste world cultures

sample ancient heritage

explore the metaphor

build community