GIANTS

by Alice Fernbank in Edinburgh

We did it
On 17th April 2017 we successfully raised £3,203 with 138 supporters in 35 days

GIANTS is an oral storytelling project which explores human scale through traditional folktales, myths and legends about giants.

by Alice Fernbank in Edinburgh

Giants is an oral storytelling performance project created and performed by Alice Fernbank (Scotland) and Svend Engh (Denmark), with live performances, storytelling workshops and a visual arts exhibition.  

We are two very tall storytellers on a quest to find out what it is to be gigantic through the myths and legends that tell the stories of giants. Our performance will be collection of traditional world folktales, and Celtic and Nordic myths, woven together with accompaniment from musicians who are local to every performance.

Rehearsals begin mid April and the first performance will take place at Tradfest, at The Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh on 30th April 2017 where we will perform alongside musician Nicky Haire. Following this we will develop the show further and travel with it to festivals and schools around Scotland and beyond. 

We've had invitations to perform at Taproot Festival on the Isle of Lismore, and Oban Bookends Festival. We've also been invited to take the project to Denmark and India.

Our intention is to host post-performance Storytelling Workshops which explore what it is to be different in the world, to take up space, and become a giant. Giant stories will be used to explore issues of being outcast, different and isolated, and work towards developing compassion, empathy, and self empowerment. 

We will be working with International Storyteller Jan Blake who will be our mentor as we craft the piece. After our initial performance at Tradfest we will also be working with folk musician Mairi Campbell, with whom we'll  explore the musical potential of the piece.

 During the creation of the project Alice will make 7 paintings that reflect the research, conversations, insights gained, creating a pictorial record of the development process. These paintings will be exhibited at The Scottish Storytelling Centre in 2018.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

You will receive a special thank you shout out on social media.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Your name in the programme of our TradFest performance at The Scottish Storytelling Centre, and a special thank you shout out on social media.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A Skype story from Alice or Svend, your name in the programme at our TradFest performance at The Scottish Storytelling Centre, and a thank you on social media.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

2 complimentary tickets to see a performance of GIANTS either on 30th April at The Scottish Storytelling Centre, or one of our international performances, a Skype story from Alice or Svend, a mention in the programme of our TradFest performance at The Scottish Storytelling Centre, and a special thank you message on social media,

£500 or more

£500 Reward

6 complimentary tickets to any performance of GIANTS and a free workshop, monthly Skype stories for 12 months from both Alice and Svend, after show drinks with Alice and Svend, a signed poster. a mention in the programme for TradFest 30th April 2017, a special thank you on social media,

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