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EVENT TITLE - A Further Evening of Scottish Storytelling
FACILITATOR - Jess Smith (author & storyteller)
CERTIFICATON - N/A
DURATION - 2 Hours
START / END TIME - 7pm / 9pm
COST - £15 per person
DATE(S) - Friday 6th September
An evening with Jess Smith.
****THIS EVENING IS NOW SOLD OUT****
Join one of Scotland’s most inspirational and celebrated storytellers Jess Smith for an evening of spooky stories for adults.
In the intimate setting of Nemetona’s magical space your imagination will be set free as tales are woven together by one is Scotland’s last tradition bearers.
Jess Smith is a traditional storyteller from Perthshire. A Traveller, Jess's childhood was spent travelling the length and breadth of Scotland in an old blue bus.
Her three autobiographical books – Jessie's Journey, Tales from The Tent and Tears for A Tinker – chart her life, from early childhood until the time she left the travelling life. The books are rich in stories – of ghosts and fairies, of childhood innocence and family sadness, all with a rich vein of humour. All three books have quickly become Scottish best-sellers.
The stories she tells have been handed down through generations of traveller's tales, campfire gatherings and family traditions. Jess is now a professional storyteller, and runs workshops, gatherings, concerts and fora, and is a member of the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
Tickets £15 - with a free wee bowl of stovies, -
Book early to avoid disappointment as space is limited.
All profits from the evening will go to HOTT, a charity registered in Scotland SCO045416
HOTT is a Scottish Travellers organisation dedicated to preserving the only physical monument to Scottish Travellers – the Tinkers' Heart in Argyll. HOTT is also dedicated to conserving and recording the stories, songs, genealogies and histories of Scottish Travellers.
more info about HOTT at www.heartofthetravellers.scot/
HOW TO BOOK
Places are limited to 16 people, at £15 per person.
This includes free refreshments / wee bowl of stovies
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Jess was born in Aberfeldy in 1948, from a Scottish traveller family, she lived with her seven sisters and parents in a single decker blue Bedford bus from the ages of five to 15. She now lives in Perthshire and is married with three adult children; 2 sons and a daughter.
She is patron of the young travellers' rights organisation Article 12. In 2012, Article 12 won the Herald Society Equalities Project of the Year Award.
Jess's work focuses on the experiences of Scottish travellers. As of 2018, she has published six books, including an autobiographical trilogy recalling her own childhood experiences, and a booklet on Traveller Dialects (with co-author Robert Dawson).
In 2014 she led a campaign to save the Tinkers' Heart, a Scottish travellers' monument in Argyll, Scotland.
Jess is an aclaimed Auther, and to date has written 6 books.
Jessie's Journey 2002
Tales from the Tent 2003
Tears for a Tinker 2005
Bruar's Rest 2006
Sookin' Berries 2008
Way of the Wanderers 2012
She also co-wrote
The Scottish Traveller Dialects with Robert Dawson 2002