Jan Blake

Jan Blake is one of the leading storytellers, and has been performing worldwide for over twenty-five years. Specialising in stories from Africa and the Caribbean she has a well-earned reputation for dynamic and generous storytelling. Highlights include being resident storyteller at Hay Festival, curating Shakespeare’s Stories, with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and being the recipient of the Thüringer Märchen Preis, awarded to those who have devoted their lives to storytelling. Her telling of the epic The Old Woman, the Buffalo, and the Lion of Manding about the Malian hero king Sundiata Keita recently won a British Award for Storytelling Excellence.

Jan Blake

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