Lisa Schneidau is a storyteller and conservationist working in Devon. She specialises in stories about nature and our relationship with the land, and her book ‘Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland’ has been recently published by the History Press. Lisa helps to lead two story circles, one in Totnes and one in Chagford, and can be found telling stories at nature reserves, schools, charity events and venues all over the South West. Find out more about Lisa’s work Here.
Telling: The Tangle of the Commons
Wild plants surround us and shape every aspect of our lives: food, fuel, clothes and landscape. But the old stories tell us that the spirits of nature and of place are not all that they seem. What happens when they are pushed too far – and will humans be the worse for it? Here are wild folk tales from Britain and Ireland that will surprise, shock and inspire you. For ages 10+.
Workshop - Story and the Land
Everything in nature has its own story – but how often do we really listen? Explore your own relationship with nature and the land through storytelling. Lisa Schneidau will lead a fun and interactive session using stories, games and discussion. For ages 10+