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Associate Artists


Alice Fernbank

Alice is an experienced and versatile storytelling workshop facilitator. She works with both adults and children and is passionate about igniting imaginations and connecting people young and old through story.

Since 2016 she has been collaborating with Danish storyteller Svend Erik Engh on the storytelling project GIANTS. In 2020 they set up Giant’s Heart Storytelling School with storyteller Linda Perttula, as an online space for story lovers to learn the craft of oral storytelling from all over the world.


Linda Duncan McLaughlin

Linda is a playwright, novelist and screenwriter. She writes for River City and BBC Children’s Digital and her play, The Merry Wives of the Wyndford, debuts at Oran Mor in May. She also runs creative writing workshops, most recently with A Moment’s Peace, The Citizen’s, and The Pyramid, Anderston.


Jenny Lindsay

Jenny is a poet, writer, essayist and performer based in Ayrshire. Her film-poem The Imagined We won the inaugural John Byrne Award for Critical Thinking in 2020. Her latest work This Script has been described as "brave, complex and beautifully performed" by The Scotsman. She is an experienced creative writing tutor and workshop facilitator and is the author of two solo spoken word shows, two poetry pamphlets and two full collections of poetry.

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Karen MacIver

Karen MacIver is a piano player and composer of music for theatre. She was taught by Howard Goodall (the composer of the theme music for Blackadder and Vicar of Dibley) and believes that music has no boundaries. She begun her career in a Country and Western band and is now working with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet.


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Gauri Raje

Gauri is a storyteller, anthropologist and a migrant to the UK. She works multilingually and tells folk tales, fairy tales and myths from non-European parts of the world. Much of her community based work has been focused among migrants and the diaspora communities to the UK.

Her performance projects include directing East of the Sun, West of the Moon. She has co-written a book called Making Lives, Making Communities: Scottish Asians in Glasgow.


Emma Ready

During her 26 years of breaking, Emma Ready has established an international reputation as an inspirational, empathetic motivator. She’s renowned for her creativity and has been dubbed “10,000 Moves Master”. Her recent choreographic work looks at the issue of coercive control and has been described as “hauntingly beautiful”.

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