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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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Folklore, Fungi, Faeries and thoughts on Forests, Yule, Talking trees and the magic of longest night!
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Louise and I are back at one of our favourite venues on the 21st December for our new festive stories from a Scottish woodland A Sylvan Yule will be at The Secret Herb Garden at 4pm tickets available from the venue
Wine Tasting ~ Secret Herb Garden 100% natural 'En Primeur' 2015 Wine Tasting with Hamish Join us on Thursday 26th November to taste 2015's selection of wines made here at the Secret Herb Garden. Hamish Martin (who has had 25years experience in the wine trade) will introduce you to this truly ...
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I'll be needing your help to tell First nation stories of Thunderbird and Coyote. There will also be brilliant upcycling workshops from rags to Riches, live music and a barbeque…its going to be a great day!
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LAVINIA'S LAVENDER AND THE DEESIDE LAVENDER PROJECT LAVINIA'S LAVENDER is a story I developed for another project in 2013 'the lavender project' created by the lovely Helen Smith at the vibrant and...
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New blog post about the #BurnsUnbound session for the National Museum of Rural Life!
weekly blog about what inspires me to storytell and environmental play
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wrote this a while back late one night and not sure I ever posted it so…..
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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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Last chance to hear at 9pm GMT…bit of chat and an overview of a couple of my herbal stories…Mermaid of the Clyde: mugwort and nettle, and Chase the Devil all about St John's Wort just right to revitalise you as we await the equinox!
This week on The Teller and the Tale, I'm joined by Scottish storyteller Amanda Edmiston. Born in Aberdeen, Amanda's has travelled and lived in different parts of the UK before coming to Glasgow as a single mother to study he...
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Valentines Day: Heather legends, Storytelling talks and sessions with adults…a great evening with Amicale I've been starting to concentrate on my plant stories again, officially I'm still on matern...
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Just a week to go! Any venues interested in hosting a future evening of poisons now is the time to get in touch we already have bookings for 2015!
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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
Places
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Previously
Glasgow - London - York - Aberdeen - Bristol - Newcastle - Darlington
Story
Tagline
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
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Gender
Female