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Upcoming

Upcoming Public Events

Friday 17th November '23

Andover Christmas Festival

4-8pm

Cinderella, Pantomime Pandemonium

FREE EVENT

Saturday 18th November '23

Fordingbridge Day of Stories

Storytelling workshops through the deay.

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21st November '23

Christmas on the Square

Frost Bar, Guildhall Square, Salisbury

Festive Folktales 4.00pm and 5.00pm

FREE EVENT

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Saturday 25th November '23

Beaulieu Victorian Christmas Event

Traditional Storytelling 5.50pm and 7.00pm

FREE EVENT

Monday 4th December '23

Christmas on the Square

Frost Bar, Guildhall Square, Salisbury

Festive Folktales 4.00pm and 5.00pm

FREE EVENT

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Monday 18th December '23

Christmas on the Square

Frost Bar, Guildhall Square, Salisbury

Festive Folktales 4.00pm and 5.00pm

FREE EVENT

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Tuesday 19th December '23

Portsmouth Libraries

The Elves and the Shoemaker storytelling and Craft Event

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Tuesday 19th December '23

Fred the Cat's Magical Monthly Story Club

at The Lights Theatre

The Elves and the Shoemaker

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Wednesday 20th December '23

Solstice Storytelling and Craft for ages 4+

Chapel Arts Studios, CAS Community, Andover

10am 

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Thursday 21st and 22nd December

Father Christmas' Flying Visit

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Performance

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Storytelling for Events

Amanda Kane-Smith with Chantry Bear on stage at The Lights Theatre
Child wearing a home-made mask
Amanda Kane-Smith telling Room on The Broom with young child watching

If you are looking for entertaining storytelling for children or adults, I have a variety of storytelling options suitable for events, venues (inside and outside), festivals, community events, theatres, organisations and private functions.

All my stories can be tailored to suit you and your event. 

So whether you want Traditional Storytelling, Interactive Storytelling Workshops or Creative Sessions which can include both stories and crafts, I have a variety of options which can be discussed. 

I also accept commissions to write stories or help with the creation of story based events.

Amanda Kane-Smith telling the story of Peter Rabbit at The Base, Newbury

Please contact me for more information, I am very friendly and not daunted by the weird or wonderful.

Recent collaborations include Halloween stories for the Maize maze in Fordingbridge and Peter Rabbit Storytime for The Base, Newbury's 'The World of Peter Rabbit Storytime Trail'

Pirate Storytelling in Andover High Street
Collage of Interactive Storytelling shows at Winchestival

Reviews

"The workshops were very well received from our side – visitors loved them and it was a great addition to our Summer offer. We really enjoyed working with you and the quality of your offer was very high."

Jolif Guest, The National Trust (Mottisfont)

"A small note to say a massive thank you for joining us at Four Fun Fridays this year. It’s such a great addition to have your live storytelling and hope we can continue it in future years."

Faye Perkins, Arts Officer Test Valley Borough Council

"We had lovely feedback so thank you so much for all your hard work putting it together and working with me to create ‘the vision’."

Tom Morath. Events Manager, The Hawk Conservancy Trust

"A huge thanks for attending the event last Saturday – it was a great success and your stories were fab!"

Ellen Doubooni Communications Officer TV BC

"You were a very magical touch to our children’s events!"

Melanie Myers, Garsons

Amanda Kane-Smith next to a giant BFG puppet
Amanda Kane-Smith storytelling with children for the Grow Wild project in Andover

Storyteller

for Festivals and Events

These short story sessions last approximately 20 minutes and can be scheduled to run throughout the day. They are perfect for all kinds of events inside and out.

All my stories have a strong interactive element and I am happy to tailor stories to suit your event or create new ones!

I have lots of stories ready to share and can provide either children's storytelling or family storytelling or both!

 

For more information and to contact me please click here.

Interactive Storytelling Workshops
for 2-7 Years olds

Amanda Kane-Smith storytelling in Overton

My interactive storytelling workshops last one hour. 

They are a fun introduction to storytelling using music, movement, drama and lots of imagination.

Based on traditional tales, classic books and Seasonal themes, these lively interactive workshops are a popular choice for family events.

If you have an event theme, I am happy to create a workshop to suit your theme.

My interactive storytelling workshops can also be a great addition for theatres and venues offering children's holiday workshops.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

For more information and to contact me please click here.

The Gruffalo Mouse Puppet

Creative Workshops for 2-11 Year olds.

If you would like to offer a craft element at your event, these workshops are a great option.

Workshops can combine mask making, puppet making or junk modelling with storytelling and drama activities.

I have a number of different options available and can also tailor sessions to your venue or event.

Workshops generally last one hour.

I do have longer workshops available on request for children aged 7 and over. These can be a great choice for venues offering children's holiday workshops.

Children under 7 years will need to be accompanied by an adult.

For more information and to contact me please click here.

James and The Giant Peach performance at Andover College Theatre

A Play in a Day for 7-11 year olds

These workshops include drama and team games, dance, and lots of fun rehearsing towards the end of day performance which parents and carers are invited to come and watch.

My Play in a Day workshops are suitable for theatre venues and event spaces and are a great addition to any holiday workshop programme.

Workshops can include mask making or character hats. 

 

For more information and to contact me please click here.

Amanda Kane-Smith on stage at The Lights Theatre

Performance Storytelling

My performance storytelling is great for larger audiences and can be tailored to suit your event.

Performances are highly interactive and include lots of audience participation.

I am happy to work as part of a team or create and co-ordinate a story based event for you.

For more information and to contact me please click here.

Headshot of Amanda Kane-Smith

Storytelling for Adults

Storytelling isn't just for children!

My stories based on folktales and fairytales, myths and legends are a great addition to any event or festival. So whether you would like some spooky storytelling around the campfire, or maybe you are looking for something fresh to entertain guests after dinner? I can work with you to create bespoke storytelling to suit any casual party or formal setting.   

For more information and to contact me please click here.

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