Sharon Jacksties Storyteller
By telling stories we make sense of our world.
Stories are keys that unlock all cultures.
Storytelling connects us to our past and enables us to imagine our future.
Sharon Jacksties tells stories to audiences of adults, young people and families.
Her dynamic and versatile performances draw on stories from all over the world.
Interpreting the wisdom of traditional material for contemporary audiences, her repertoire includes tales that have rarely been heard in this country.
Tel: 01458 259553 Mob: 07881486833
Now taking bookings for my latest full length show for adults
Celebrating her latest book 'Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland' published by The History Press in Feb.2020
Promoting and extending its readership!
Developing my new role as 'English Ambassador' for Fest
(federation of European storytelling organisations www. fest-network.eu )
promoting oral storytelling and networking between organisations. Looking forward to celebrating World Storytelling Day with online events Europe -wide on 20/03/21
Artistic Director of 'Story Share' and 'A Sense of Place', a series of projects bringing storytellers to residential and day care settings for the elderly throughout Somerset. Supported by the The National Lottery, 2 residencies also trained storytellers to work with vulnerable elderly people - and care workers to use storytelling with their residents. The projects culminated in the creation of a storytelling calendar in which each resident featured on their page of the month. We included their own stories and where possible the traditional stories, poems and songs that had been shared with the group. During this period of restricted visiting to care homes, Arts Council England and Wassail Theatre are supporting my work in transferring these sessions online.
Co-editing 'The International Handbook of Therapeutic Texts, Stories and Storytelling' for Routledge, Kegan Paul,
contributing a chapter entitled 'The Body Politic' about my therapeutic storytelling practise with torture survivors and an anthology of world wide traditional stories addressing therapeutic issues
Taking bookings for ‘The Grasshopper of Fate’, a collection of rarely heard tales from ancient Persia, in which a woman’s enigmatic advice ensures that the impossible happens on a regular basis.