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



Current Projects 

But first a big thank you to all the newcomers who joined me at Halsway Manor for the beginners' 'Adventures in Storytelling' course at the end of 2019. Many were daunted by the prospect of telling for the first time, but all triumphed. Well done us, and a big thank you to our wonderful venue.

Now taking bookings for my new full length show for adults

Anticipating her latest book 'Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland' published by The History Press in Feb.2020

Promoting ‘Somerset Folk Tales for Children’ published in 2018 by the History Press.

 Designing an advanced  course for students of applied storytelling at The National Play and Dramatherapy Association of Romania. Her teaching visits have enabled the establishing of storytelling as part of the association's diploma syllabus.

Looking forward to taking up an invitation to work with the Romanian museums' service introducing storytelling as a way of animating collections, exhibitions and spaces

Directing 'Story Share', a project bringing storytellers to residential and day care settings for the elderly throughout Somerset.

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.



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