Brighton has had many incarnations of storytelling clubs run by many wonderful local storytellers. 

We have the privilege of taking up the position as Brighton's ONLY traditional storytelling club. 

Brighton Storytellers is run by volunteers. Please bear with us if you are waiting for an email! 

Alexandra Schunemann

Alexandra is anstoryteller and craft maker of faeries and puppets. She has performed at various clubs and venues in the South east and and beyond. Her repertoire includes traditional stories and true life tales. Her style is dynamic and entrances audiences both young and old.

Alexandra has a passion for the power of storytelling as a transformative process both on a personal and community level, exploring how we can change the ending and the influence stories have on us and our community. 

Alexandra has a background in massage therapy and holds a diploma in counselling for adolescents, as well as a foundation diploma in the use of the arts in psychotherapy from The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London. She trained at The International School of Storytelling.

Alexandra runs courses for adults on the art and skills of storytelling, storytelling for mental health and story & craft workshops for children.

Abbie Palache

Abbie is a secondary and special needs teacher and storyteller. She performs at festivals and events across the UK, bringing her vibrant, fiery energy to traditional tales. Abbie is a great lover of northern myth and eco-tales, as well as having a passion for folk songs and singing. 

Abbie completed a degree in Drama and Theatre at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She then trained at the International School of Storytelling as a storyteller and a facilitator and has taught long and short courses for adults in performance storytelling and storytelling for children. She has also trained with storyteller Ben Haggarty and mythologist Dr Martin Shaw.

Abbie writes for Eco Kids Planet magazine and writes regular blogs on story, myth and the natural world.