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Amanda Edmiston
Works at Secret herb garden
Attended The Scottish School of Herbal Medicine
Lived in Glasgow
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The last episode of A Sylvan Yule...Merry Christmas xx
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A Birch tree's story _ A sylvan yule part three
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More from my #KistinThyme intergenerational storytelling project with schools, community elders and the plant stories from the archive Tobar an Dualchais
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My latest storytelling project with three schools in Stirling for TOPfest 2016 ...creating a story map and 'an eclectic, amazing story' with 40 pupils from 3 groups over the course of a week
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Verbal Herbal Magic!
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Short clip from last nights Edinburgh STV show: 'Fountainbridge', with me talking about my lost marbles...the short piece I wrote that's one of 26 lovely short pieces forming part of Edinburgh Museum of Childhood's Christmas exhibition #26Winters T.V. show features the lovely Liz Wall, Sara Sheridan, Linda Cracknell and Laura Clay. The whole exhibition is raising money for a fantastic charity 'It's Good to Give' which raises money for children with cancer and their families, there is a lovely online advent calendar here...a beautiful way to share childhood memories and give to the charity if you want here: 26storiesofchristmas.com please enjoy and share!
The Museum of Childhood have a special advent exhibition this Christmas with a winter story for each day.
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Yule tide greetings and a story walk through a winter wood part four x
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Sharing winter gifts, tree lore and a walk through a Scottish wood at Yule
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#TravellersTales a collaboration with Edinburgh University. Connecting history, storytelling and Ben Jonson's 1618 holiday...
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Folklore, Fungi, Faeries and thoughts on Forests, Yule, Talking trees and the magic of longest night!
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Freelance Storyteller, Botanica Fabula: Herbs, Movement and Grand Drama
Introduction
A dyed in the wool storyteller; Mandy has unravelled a pair of her grannies infamous knitted trousers and with the help of her mothers infamous storytelling needles has up cycled a patchwork life of herbal medicine, movement and grand drama to spin yarns of vital plants and felted wool heroines...” 
Bragging rights
'Dont dream under the Tamarind tree' Storytelling at Chelsea Physic Gardens August 'Spice Weekend', Won a scholarship to study Native American art and culture at The University of Santa Fe
Education
  • The Scottish School of Herbal Medicine
    Herbal Medicine
  • University of Northumbria
    Law
  • University of Santa Fe
    native American art and culture
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Work
Occupation
freelance storyteller,specialising in stories which include the role and uses of plants in traditional culture as part of dynamic compelling tales, told with multisensory props and illustrative gesture.
Employment
  • Secret herb garden
    Storyteller, 2015 - present
  • Living Voices, Scottish poetry library
    facilitator and writer, 2012 - present
  • Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
    Registered storyteller, present
  • The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow
    Herbal Storyteller, 2014
  • The Scottish ballet
    Storyteller on film for education dept, 2012
  • South Seeds
    Storyteller for community gardens and climate change, 2012
  • Edinburgh Science festival
    storyteller, 2012 - 2012
  • Dancehouse, Glasgow
    Creative movement teacher for mini movers and Boogie babies, 2011 - 2011
  • Chelsea Physic Garden
    storyteller, 2011 - 2011
  • Centre for Human Ecolog
    storyteller, 2011
  • National Museums of Scotland
    freelance storyteller, 2015
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Previously
Glasgow - London - York - Aberdeen - Bristol - Newcastle - Darlington