GIANTS is a storytelling performance project created and performed by Alice Fernbank (Scotland) and Svend-Erik Engh (Denmark). It includes live performances with musicians, and storytelling workshops for adults and children.
We are two very tall storytellers on a quest to find out what it is to be gigantic through the myths and legends that tell stories of giants. Our performance is a collection of Celtic and Nordic myths and folktales, performed with musicians who are local to every performance.
Our first performance took place at Tradfest, at The Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh on 30th April 2017 where we performed with musician Nicky Haire.
We performed both the adult and the children’s version of GIANTS at Taproot Festival on the Isle of Lismore from 14th to 17th September 2017. We also led a GIANTS workshop for the children of the island.
We are now developing the show further and will travel with it to festivals and schools around Scotland and beyond.
GIANTS IN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
In January 2018 we launched GIANTS International at Hvalsoe Skole in Denmark. Visit our GIANTS website for more details.
This storytelling performance of GIANTS is delivered in English with attention given to the language learning needs of our audience. We offer a storytelling workshop with each performance, designed for children who are learning English as a second language, giving them the opportunity to experience English through a collection of traditional Celtic and Nordic folktales and legends.
In the workshop students learn new vocabulary, phrases, and idiomatic expressions, and they practise their speaking, reading and listening skills. We share lively fun storytelling activities which help children develop their language skills through story and drama.