Storyteller Directory Entry
Adele has pursued her passion for storytelling in a wide variety of settings since 1996. She is both a performer and a facilitator. She has worked in theatres, nurseries, schools, libraries, museums, the Botanic Gardens, festivals, places of worship, day centres, clubs, a young offenders’ unit, and a children's hospital; to name but a few. She loves finding stories to fit a special theme or occasion as much as putting together her own concoctions. She has frequently used her storytelling to evoke reminiscence with older people and has created and facilitated intergenerational projects. She encourages active and lively participation from her audiences and often uses movement and song. She has teaching experience with both primary and secondary age children and has worked extensively with the elderly, both in residential settings and in the community.
Although her range of material is wide and multicultural, she often draws on the Jewish tradition from which she comes and which invites her to revisit ancient stories with a contemporary and personal vision. She is particularly interested in the capacity of story to create connections between people. She has worked with interfaith groups and is now collaborating with a Muslim storyteller.