I think that storytelling is pretty magical in its simplicity. The background to my storytelling is that I have contemporary performance training, and since moving to Scotland in 2011, I’ve learnt to connect that training to the oral storytelling tradition. I’ve learnt to honour the low-tech, eye-to-eye, heart-to-heart roots of storytelling.
My storytelling often crosses over with the world of ‘theatre’ – you can find more info about the theatre work here.
I tell tales with all sorts of audiences, in a mad array of contexts! Some organisations I’ve worked with as a visiting storyteller:
With young people: Arts in the City (with young people in residential care); Secondary schools across Glasgow, mainstream and non-mainstream; Bridgeton Young Women’s Project.
With children: Primary schools across Glasgow; Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; Yorkhill Children’s Hospital; Historic Scotland (in a castle!)
With tiny people and even babies: Wee Wednesdays at The Burrell Collection; Imagine Lab at The Village Storytelling Centre; nurseries tour with Scottish Book Week.
“Naomi is the best storyteller in the world!” – sensible review from a student at St. Oswald’s Secondary School, Glasgow